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Title: Primary prevention of acute coronary events through the adoption of a Mediterranean-style diet
Authors: Panagiotakos, D.B.
Pitsavos, C.
Chrysohoou, C.
Stefanadis, C.
Toutouzas, P.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: We evaluated the role of a Mediterranean-style diet in preventing acute coronary syndromes [ACS]. Data from CARDIO2000, a multi-centre retrospective case-control study investigating the association between ACS and demographic, nutritional, lifestyle and medical risk factors were used. We studied 661 patients hospitalized for a first ACS event and 661 matched controls without clinical suspicion of cardiovascular disease. The Mediterranean diet significantly reduced [by 16%] the risk of developing ACS. The association remained significant in the presence of hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes mellitus or a combination of two of these cardiovascular risk factors. Our findings illustrate the importance of the Mediterranean diet in the primary prevention of acute coronary events
Description: 593-602
Keywords: Acute Disease
Bias [Epidemiology]
Case-Control Studies
Confounding Factors Epidemiology
Coronary Disease
Diabetes Complications
Food Habits
Primary Prevention
Risk Factors
Subject: Diet, Mediterranean
ISSN: 1020-3397
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