Eat Med and you’re well fed

The Mediterranean diet – a diet that particularly stresses olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds – has a huge and impressive pedigree for linkage to lower risks of a huge number of health problems, especially cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM).

But just in case you needed another prompt in the direction of focusing on a Med diet, you might be moved by a new report published in JAMA Network Open from more data in the (now over 20-years-long) massive Women’s Health Study of over 25,000 women health professionals in which the investigators conclude that “women who adhered to a more MED-like diet had a 30 percent lower rate of type 2 diabetes than women who did not.”

Case closed, I’d say.