Modified Mediterranean diet and survival

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

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  1. Antonia Trichopoulou, professor of nutrition and preventive medicine (Greeceantonia@nut.uoa.gr)
  1. Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens 11527

    EDITOR—Cereda et al argue that lipid profile and blood pressure at baseline should be controlled for and that our study does not necessarily show a benefit of the Mediterranean diet (modified or not) among younger individuals. Blood lipids and blood pressure are determined by diet, alcohol intake, and physical activity, which have been evaluated in our study, as well …

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