Mediterranean vs. Low Fat Diet

Instead of cutting all the fat–and fun!—out of your diet, try eating a Mediterranean diet. At least that’s what some Spanish researchers are saying.

The February 25th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine contains a Spanish study showing that the Mediterranean diet better benefits people suffering from cardiovascular disease than a low fat diet.

However, Dean Ornish, president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco— and creator of the Ornish Spectrum— says he believes the study results may have been exaggerated and that some of the lower death results stem from nothing more than chance. Ornish still believes that low fat provides a better option.