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August 15th, 2013

Podcast 165: The Mediterranean diet’s salutary interaction with risk-conferring genes

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Running time: 14 minutes.

A study in Diabetes Care shows that people at higher genetic risk for diabetes and cardiovascular complications had a relatively lower stroke risk when they adhered to a Mediterranean diet. Dr. Jose Ordovas, the study’s senior author, is our guest for this discussion about the interaction between genes and diet — and its implications even for those without risky genetics.

Diabetes Care abstract (free)

Physician’s First Watch summary (free)

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