Trending Clinical Topics for January 2018

Ryan Syrek

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January 26, 2018

Clinical Trend of the Week (January 13-19): Mediterranean Diet

An annual ranking of the healthiest plans for weight loss—combined with countless New Year's resolutions—inspired this week's top search term. This year's U.S. News & World Report ranking of diets revealed a tie for the top spot, between the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet. Both emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and moderate alcohol intake. The two diets also tied for first place as the best diet for people with diabetes. However, the Mediterranean diet was ranked as the easiest to follow. In addition to weight loss, the Mediterranean diet has been linked to a reduction in the incidence of various diseases, including heart disease and certain cancers. As healthcare professionals looked to provide the best advice to patients seeking to improve their dietary health, "Mediterranean diet" wound up the most popular search term for the week.

For more information on diet and weight loss in overweight and obese individuals, read here

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