Mediterranean diet high in healthy fat does not lead to weight gain, according to randomized trial

Posted by on June 7, 2016 1:40 pm
Categories: health

Eating a non-calorie restricted Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats such as olive oil or nuts does not lead to significant weight gain compared to a low-fat diet, according to a large randomized trial. The study suggests that current health guidelines that recommend a low-fat, low-calorie diet create unnecessary fear of healthy fats present in a Mediterranean diet, which have known health benefits.

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