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Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Nutrition, November 2017
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Title
Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
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European Journal of Nutrition, November 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00394-017-1582-0
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Valentina Rosato, Norman J. Temple, Carlo La Vecchia, Giorgio Castellan, Alessandra Tavani, Valentina Guercio

Abstract

To provide evidence of the relationship of Mediterranean diet (MD) on incidence/mortality for cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary/ischemic heart disease (CHD)/acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke (ischemic/hemorrhagic) by sex, geographic region, study design and type of MD score (MDS). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Pooled relative risks (RRs) were calculated using random-effects models. We identified 29 articles. The RR for the highest versus the lowest category of the MDS was 0.81 (95% CI 0.74-0.88) for the 11 studies that considered unspecified CVD, consistent across all strata. The corresponding pooled RR for CHD/AMI risk was 0.70 (95% CI 0.62-0.80), based on 11 studies. The inverse relationship was consistent across strata of study design, end point (incidence and mortality), sex, geographic area, and the MDS used. The overall RR for the six studies that considered unspecified stroke was 0.73 (95% CI 0.59-0.91) for the highest versus the lowest category of the MDS. The corresponding values were 0.82 (95% CI 0.73-0.92) for ischemic (five studies) and 1.01 (95% CI 0.74-1.37) for hemorrhagic stroke (four studies). Our findings indicate and further quantify that MD exerts a protective effect on the risk of CVD. This inverse association includes CHD and ischemic stroke, but apparently not hemorrhagic stroke.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 30%
Student > Master 10 14%
Unspecified 9 12%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Other 5 7%
Other 19 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 20%
Unspecified 15 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 8%
Other 12 16%

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