Mediterranean Diet

Research and Results

As a doctor or health care professional, you are likely aware of several studies which demonstrate the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and especially the impact of extra virgin olive oil. For your reference, we have complied a list of the major studies on the diet. If you are interested in learning more or offering SimpleMD bars in your practice, please contact us.

Lyon Diet Heart Study De Lorgeril M, Circulation 1999; 99: 779-785 New England Journal of Medicine 2013 

Minich DM, Bland J. Dietary Management of the Metabolic Syndrome Beyond Macronutrients. Nutr. Rev. Vol. 66(8):429-444. 

Nunez-Cordoba, Valencia-Serrano F., et. Al. The Mediterranean Diet and Incidence of Hypertension. Amer. J. Epidem. 2009. 169: (3)339-346.

Karatzi K., Papamichael C., et. al. Postprandial Improvement of Endothelial Function by Red Wine and Olive Oil Antioxidants: A Synergistic Effect of Components of the Mediterranean Diet. JACN. Vol. 27. No. 4, Aug. 2008, 448-553. 

Dai J., Jones DP., et. al. Association Between Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Oxidative Stress. AJCN. Vol. 88, No. 5, 1364-1370, Nov. 1, 2008

Covas MI, Nyyssonen K, et. al. The Effect of Polyphenols in Olive Oil on Heart Disease Risk Factors. Ann. Int. Med. 145 (5), 333-341, Sept. 5, 2006.
Buckland G, Gonzalez CA., et. al. Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in the Spanish EPIC Cohort Study. Amer J of Epidem. Vol 170, No. 12, pg 1518-1529. 

Fung T., Rexrode KM, et. Al. Mediterranean Diet and Incidence of and Mortality From Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Women. Circulation. 2009;119:1093-1100. 

Fito M., Guxens M., et. Al. Effect of a Traditional Mediterranean Diet on Lipoprotein Oxidation. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(11):1195-1203. 

Blum S. Aviram M, et. Al. Effect of a Mediterranean Meal on Postprandial Carotenoids, Paraoxonase Activity and C-reactive Protein Levels. Ann Nutr Metab. 2006; 50 (1): 20-4. 

O’Keefe JH, Gheewala N, O’Keefe JO. Dietary Strategies for Improving Post-Prandial Glucose, Lipids, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Health. J Amer. Coll. Cardiol. Vol. 51,No. 3, 249-255, 2008. 

Perez-Martinez P, Lopez-Miranda J, et. Al. The Chronic Intake of a Mediterranean Diet Enriched in Virgin Olive Oil, Decreases Nuclear Transcription Factor kB Activation in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Healthy Men. Atherosclerosis. Vol. 194(2), 141-146, 2007. 

Esmaillzadeh A, Kimiagar M, et. al. Dietary Patterns, Insulin Resistance, and Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Women. AJCN. Vol. 85, No. 3, pg. 910. 

Martinez-Gonzalez MD, Fuente-Arrillaga C, et. al. Adherence to Mediterranean Diet and Risk of Developing Diabetes: Prospective Cohort Study. BMJ, Vol. 336, No. 7657, pg 1348, May 10, 2008.