“Let food be thy medicine,” Hippocrates advised centuries ago. Since then, hundreds of studies have explored which diet is healthiest. In one of the latest studies, researchers compared the effects of two low-calorie diets – a Mediterranean-style eating plan and a vegetarian diet – to see which one worked best for weight loss and improving the participants’ cardiovascular risk profile.
In earlier research, both diets have been linked to lower risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of Americans.
Here’s a look at the study (the first randomized clinical trial to directly compare these two eating plans in the same group of people), what the researchers discovered and the BaleDoneen Method takeaway about the optimal diet to protect your arterial and systemic health.