Association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and oxidative stress.

  title={Association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and oxidative stress.},
  author={Jun Dai and D. H. P. Jones and Jack Michael Goldberg and Thomas R. Ziegler and Roberd M Bostick and Peter W. F. Wilson and Amita K. Manatunga and Lucy Shallenberger and Linda I. Jones and Viola Vaccarino},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={88 5},
BACKGROUND The cardioprotective property of the Mediterranean diet has been attributed to its antioxidant capacity, but direct investigation of this mechanism has been limited. OBJECTIVE We examined the association between the Mediterranean diet and an established plasma marker of oxidative stress, the ratio of reduced to oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG), in a well-controlled study of twins. DESIGN We administered the Willett food-frequency questionnaire to 138 monozygotic and dizygotic twin… CONTINUE READING