Cholesterol-lowering effect in a Mediterranean diet is better

Can improve a Mediterranean-style diet, the effectiveness of drugs?

Our diet has an impact on the effectiveness of medicines? Italian Researchers found out now that the so-called statins work better when combined with a Mediterranean diet.

The scientists from the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention in Italy noted in their recent study that statins are more effective when engaging people consume addition lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and other traditional ingredients from the Mediterranean. The doctors published the results of their study in the English-language journal “International Journal of Cardiology”.

So you protect yourself against death by cardiovascular disease

When people have suffered a heart attack or a stroke, you should consume in addition to the statins, a lot of fruits, vegetables and legumes. Such a diet increases the level of protection from death due to cardiovascular disease. The results of the current study should encourage scholars to examine how you can improve with the help of diet drugs, say the experts.

Mediterranean diet favors the effect of statins

It was found that statins and Mediterranean diet are more effective. Together, they reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality, explain the doctors. It is likely that a Mediterranean diet promotes the positive effect of statins, add the authors of the study. The beneficial combination of statins and the Mediterranean diet seem to enter through the reduction of inflammation. Inflammation can increase the risk for various diseases and mortality. The Mediterranean diet is rich in cereals, olive oil, wine and fish, but little meat.

Interaction between foods and medicines has so far been neglected

The study included 1,000 patients and the exchange was looking for interactions between medications and food. The data suggest that experts should focus more on the possible interactions between food and drugs. This aspect has been neglected in research to a large extent. The current investigation builds on a previous study that showed that heart disease can be treated with a Mediterranean diet is better than cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Risk of early death in cardiac patients was reduced by 37 percent