Most doctors would probably agree that a Mediterranean diet, rich in vegetables,
fruits, and grains, is healthier than a high-saturated fat diet. Indeed, previous
research has found that the diet can lower risk of heart disease. However, there
is still considerable uncertainty about whether the Mediterranean diet is superior
to a low-fat diet recommended by the American Heart Association. This study
is the first to compare these two diets.
More information on the study is available here.
De Lorgeril, M., Salen, P., Martin, J., Monjaud, I., Boucher, P., Mamelle, N. (1998). Mediterranean Dietary pattern in a Randomized Trial. Archives of Internal Medicine, 158, 1181-1187.