The participants were divided into two groups: one group continued to follow their normal western diet
over 14 weeks while the other complemented their diet with a daily intake of 60 grams of walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds.
The researchers gathered 83 men who were on a western diet
Weiss says the study found the 5K run time was six percent faster after the Mediterranean diet than the Western diet
despite similar heart rates and ratings of perceived exertion.
The first was a Western diet
(WD), characterised as being low in fibre and high in fat and sugar.
And the uncomfortable truth is that meat, and specifically the meat from intensively-fed livestock, processed in the way it generally is in the western diet
, is a hotspot when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions and ill health.
They performed baseline brain imaging in 34 people who ate a Mediterranean diet and 36 people who ate a Western diet
. The volunteers ranged in age from 30 to 60 and showed no symptoms of dementia when the study began.
The participants were divided into groups based on the particular diet they followed: the DASH diet, the Mediterranean-style diet (similar to DASH, but with the inclusion of nuts, seeds, and olive oil and less emphasis on sodium reduction), and the traditional Western diet
, which tends to be higher in sodium and saturated fats.
The term "Western diet
" might conjure images of cowboys eating beans by a campfire, but it actually refers to a pattern of unhealthful dietary choices common in the U.S.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, Western diet
, and risk of gout in men: prospective cohort study.
The finding could be of significance to millions of individuals who consume a Western diet
, which is high in fat and added sugars.
. A diet recommended by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to address a different health problem-hypertension-also may be part of the solution in dealing with gout.
These long-term changes may be involved in the development of arteriosclerosis and diabetes, diseases linked to Western diet