Olive oil, the Mediterranean diet, and arterial blood pressure: the Greek European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.

@article{Psaltopoulou2004OliveOT,
  title={Olive oil, the Mediterranean diet, and arterial blood pressure: the Greek European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.},
  author={Theodora Psaltopoulou and Androniki Naska and Philippos Orfanos and Dimitirios Trichopoulos and Theodoros D Mountokalakis and Antonia Trichopoulou},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={1012-8}
}
BACKGROUND Diet has been reported to influence arterial blood pressure, and evidence indicates that the Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular mortality. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine whether the Mediterranean diet, as an entity, and olive oil, in particular, reduce arterial blood pressure. DESIGN Arterial blood pressure and several sociodemographic, anthropometric, dietary, physical activity, and clinical variables were recorded at enrollment among participants in the Greek arm… CONTINUE READING
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