Does the Mediterranean diet counteract the adverse effects of abdominal adiposity?

  title={Does the Mediterranean diet counteract the adverse effects of abdominal adiposity?},
  author={Sonia Eguaras and Estefan{\'i}a Toledo and Pilar Buil-Cosiales and Jordi Salas-Salvad{\'o} and Dolores Corella and Mario Guti{\'e}rrez-Bedmar and Jos{\'e} Manuel Santos-Lozano and Fernando Ar{\'o}s and Miquel {\`A}ngel Fiol and Montserrat Fito and Emilio Ros and Llu{\'i}s Serra-Majem and Xavier Pint{\'o} and J Alfredo Mart{\'i}nez and Jos{\'e} V Sorl{\'i} and Miguel Angel Mu{\~n}oz and Josep Basora and Ram{\'o}n Estruch and Miguel {\'A}ngel Mart{\'i}nez-Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  volume={25 6},
BACKGROUND AND AIM We tested the hypothesis that an intervention with a Mediterranean diet (MeDiet) could mitigate the well-known harmful effects of abdominal obesity on cardiovascular health. METHODS AND RESULTS We assessed the relationship between baseline waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and major cardiovascular events during a median follow-up of 4.8 years in the Prevention with Mediterranean Diet (PREDIMED) randomized primary prevention trial, which tested a MeDiet against a control diet… CONTINUE READING