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The Mediterranean Diet May Be Associated with Improved Mood, Cognitive, and Cardiovascular Function in Women

A new study in the journal Nutrition examined the effect of switching to a Mediterranean diet on mental and cardiovascular health outcomes.

The study included 24 female participants who were randomly assigned to either switching to a Mediterranean-style diet or no diet change for 10 days before switching back to their original diet for another 10 days (in the case of the Mediterranean diet group).

Researchers measured mood, cognition, blood pressure, blood flow velocity, and arterial stiffness at the beginning of the study, on day 11 after

Photo By Kk90aa. (Own work.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo By Kk90aa. (Own work.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
completing the first diet segment, and again at day 22 after completing the switch back to their original diets.

Main Findings:

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