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Mediterranean Diet Counteracts a Genetic Risk of Stroke

(Science Daily) A gene variant strongly associated with development of type 2 diabetes appears to interact with a Mediterranean diet pattern to prevent stroke, report researchers… Their results … are a significant advance for nutrigenomics, the study of the linkages between nutrition and gene function and their impact on human health, particularly chronic disease risk…
"Our study is the first to identify a gene-diet interaction affecting stroke in a nutrition intervention trial carried out over a number of years in thousands of men and women," said senior author José M. Ordovás, Ph.D… "The PREDIMED study design provides us with stronger results than we have ever had before. With the ability to analyze the relationship between diet, genetics and life-threatening cardiac events, we can begin to think seriously about developing genetic tests to identify people who may reduce their risk for chronic disease, or even prevent it, by making meaningful changes to the way they eat."…
The Mediterranean diet features olive oil, fish, complex carbohydrates and nuts.
Community: Oldways.org has much more information on the Mediterranean diet.
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