What can “The Mediterranean Diet” Tell Us About Preventing Heart Disease?

Heart Disease and The Mediterranean Diet(s)

Our nutrition voyage begins in the city of Lyon. It was here in France’s second largest city that a team of researchers, led cardiologist Michel de Lorgeril, recruited 605 people to participate in what would be a groundbreaking clinical experiment. The individuals in this study had their differences; they weren’t all the same age (although most were middle aged), they weren’t the same gender (although most were men), they had differences relating to education level, racial background, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, height, weight, and so and on. However, there was one similarity which all these people shared, one life experience which became the the reason for their inclusion in de Lorgeril’s study: they had all experienced a myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack. Continue reading