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The Mediterranean diet can stop overeating and prevent weight gain, researchers find

The Mediterranean diet is considered the healthiest diet in the world for a good reason. A recent study showed that primates placed on this diet refrained from overeating and succeeded in keeping a healthy weight.  In contrast, other primates that received a Western diet ate more food than they needed to. These overeaters became overweight.  The discovery was made by researchers from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. They conducted the first pre-clinical trial that evaluated the consequences of following either a Mediterranean diet or a Western diet for a long period of time. They also examined the effects of both diets on factors associated with obesity.  Read more....

 

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