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Nutrients 2018, 10(11), 1700; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10111700

Influence of Mediterranean Diet on Blood Pressure

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Clinical Nutrition Unit, Medical Oncology, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Policlinico, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
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General Medicine A.S.L. Bari, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Received: 16 October 2018 / Revised: 31 October 2018 / Accepted: 6 November 2018 / Published: 7 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrients Intake and Hypertension)
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Abstract

Hypertension is the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality. Some studies have reported that food typical of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet), such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and extra virgin olive oil, have a favorable effect on the risk of hypertension, whereas food not typical of this dietary pattern such as red meat, processed meat, and poultry has an unfavorable effect. In this review, we have summarized observational and intervention studies, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews that have evaluated the effects of the MedDiet as a pattern towards blood pressure (BP). However, the number of such studies is small. In general terms, the MedDiet has a favorable effect in reducing BP in hypertensive or healthy people but we do not have enough data to declare how strong this effect is. Many more studies are required to fully understand the BP changes induced by the MedDiet. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mediterranean Diet; blood pressure Mediterranean Diet; blood pressure
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De Pergola, G.; D’Alessandro, A. Influence of Mediterranean Diet on Blood Pressure. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1700.

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