That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?

A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result.
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Source: Radiologic Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
The prevalence of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is increasing due to advances in surgical techniques, anesthesia, and perioperative care. Imaging plays an important role, not only in the surveillance of ACHD, but also in the initial evaluation of cases that have escaped detection early in life and present with symptoms later in adulthood. In this article, we review the role of computed tomography in the comprehensive evaluation of ACHD.
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Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The BMJ, researchers put 234 overweight adults on a 10-week weight-loss diet. More than half of them successfully lost about 10% of their body weight during that time. From there, they were then assigned to follow either a low-carb diet (20% of total calories from carbohydrates, 60% from fat), a moderate-carb diet (40% from carbs and fat) or a high-carb diet (60% from carbs, 20% from fat) f...
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