Mediterranean alpha-linolenic acid-rich diet in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease

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The Lancet

In a prospective, randomised single-blinded secondary prevention trial we compared the effect of a Mediterranean alpha-linolenic acid-rich diet to the usual post-infarct prudent diet.

After a first myocardial infarction, patients were randomly assigned to the experimental (n=302) or control group (n=303). Patients were seen again 8 weeks after randomisation, and each year for 5 years. The experimental group consumed significantly less lip >

An alpha-linolenic acid-rich Mediterranean diet seems to be more efficient than presently used diets in the secondary prevention of coronary events and death.

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