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Modified Mediterranean diet and survival

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7503.1329-a (Published 02 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1329

Key confounder was missed

  1. Eddie Vos (vos@health-heart.org), maintains www.health-heart.org
  1. Sutton (Qc), Canada J0E 2K0

    EDITOR—The title “modified Mediterranean diet” for the study reported by Trichopoulou et al is unfortunate and vague,1 as would be a “modified Asian or American” diet. To many Westerners it might simply say: eat more pasta. The modification in the study diet variable was the addition of polyunsaturates to the numerator of the diet score. This, however, is problematic in …

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