Mediterranean diet and oxidation: nuts and olive oil as important sources of fat and antioxidants.

@article{Bull2011MediterraneanDA,
  title={Mediterranean diet and oxidation: nuts and olive oil as important sources of fat and antioxidants.},
  author={M{\`o}nica Bull{\'o} and Rosa-Mar{\'i}a Lamuela-Ravent{\'o}s and Jordi Salas-Salvad{\'o}},
  journal={Current topics in medicinal chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 14},
  pages={
          1797-810
        }
}
Oxidative stress has been involved in the aetiology of hypertension, insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. Several epidemiological studies suggest that a diet rich in natural antioxidants is associated with protective effects against major diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fat and foods with important antioxidant properties, such as fruits and vegetables, olive oil, and nuts. In this review… CONTINUE READING

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