No Low Fat Mediterranean Diet

20 July 2016

Dr. Hanna Bloomfield, a physician, researcher and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and her team found that people who followed a Mediterranean diet with unrestricted fat (so none of this uber low-fat silliness) had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and type two diabetes. What is new here in the findings is not that the Mediterranean diet can protect from disease (we all know that), but that the fat was unrestricted. There is no such thing as a low-fat Mediterranean diet but yet we’ve had it drilled to us for so many decades that low-fat is the way to go.