ACC CardiaCast: CardioNutrition – A Mediterranean Dietary Pattern

The recent prevention guidelines from the American College of Cardiology recommend for all adults a healthy diet that emphasizes consuming vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, lean vegetable or animal protein, and fish and minimizes the intake of trans fats, processed meats, refined carbohydrates, and sweetened beverages. In this episode, Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, and Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, discuss a Mediterranean dietary pattern and offer the following key takeaways:

  • A Mediterranean dietary pattern includes vegetable, fruits, legumes, whole grains, fish, and lean animal proteins and limits highly processed foods.
  • A Mediterranean dietary pattern is associated with improved cardiovascular outcomes compared to a typical Western dietary pattern.
  • For adults with overweight and obesity, counseling and caloric restriction are recommended for achieving and maintaining weight loss.

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Keywords: CardiaCast, Nutritional Requirements, Life Style, Diet, Nutrition Policy, Guidelines as Topic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Primary Prevention, Fats, Dietary Fats, Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Fatty Acids, Omega-6, Diet, Ketogenic, Carbohydrates, Dietary Carbohydrates, Diet, Mediterranean

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