Mediterranean Diet Produces Modest Weight Loss

Mediterranean diet produces moderate weight loss

Clinical Question:
What is the effect of a Mediterranean-type diet on body weight?

Bottom Line:
In addition to improving one’s cardiovascular outlook, a Mediterranean diet produces a greater sustained weight loss than does a low-fat diet and a similar weight loss as do other diets in patients who were overweight or obese, most of whom had type 2 diabetes. The range of average weight loss was 3.8 kg to 10.1 kg after one year with a
Mediterranean diet versus a loss of 5.0 kg to a gain of 2.9 kg with a low-fat diet. (LOE = 1a-)

Mancini JG, Filion KB, Atallah R,
Eisenberg MJ. Systematic review of the Mediterranean diet for long-term

weight loss. Am J Med 2016;129(4):407-415.

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