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Greater adherence to aspects of Mediterranean diet associated with lower mortality risk among men during seven-year follow-up

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2020 OCT 21 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Daily -- Fresh data on Diet and Nutrition - Mediterranean Diet are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Milan, Italy, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “The present study analyzes the relation between diet and all-cause mortality in a cohort of Italian men residing in different regions of Italy. The cohort was established using the members of the Associazione Nazionale Alpini, a voluntary organization that enlists individuals who have served in the Alpine troup; a mountain warfare infantry corps of the Italian Army.”

Financial support for this research came from Italian National Research Council.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from IRCCS Foundation National Cancer Institute, “For the purpose of these analyses a total of 5049 participants were followed for an average of seven years. At baseline information was collected regarding age, education, life style habits, with special emphasis on diet (with the use of a validated dietary questionnaire), smoking and alcohol use. A total of 190 deaths were ascertained. In multivariate analyses the consumption of a Mediterranean type diet was inversely associated with mortality. Additional findings of relevance include: an inverse association between mortality and intake of vegetable fats and proteins, monounsaturated (MUFA) fats of vegetable origins, starch and folic acid. Positive association were evident between mortality and intake of animal fats, MUFA of animal origins and sugar. This study, focusing on a homogenous cohort characterized by a varied intake and high intake of monounsaturated fats, confirms the inverse association between a Mediterranean type diet and mortality and points out that the nature of the MUFA may be relevant for their effects on health.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “In addition, the study confirms that fats of animal origins and dietary sugar are associated with an overall deleterious effect on mortality.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: Mediterranean Diet and All-cause Mortality: a Cohort of Italian Men. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 2020;30(10):1673-1678. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Vittorio Krogh, IRCCS Foundation National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy. Additional authors for this research include Maurizio Trevisan, Sara Grioni and Eduardo Farinaro.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2020.05.034. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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