The Mini MED Study: Foods from the Mediterranean Diet and Health
This study plans to learn more about how consuming a diet with foods typical to a Mediterranean Diet such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables in a Western-style diet compares to eating a typical Western-style diet.
This study will look at how diet affects overall health including risk factors for heart disease, gut health and inflammation as well as underlying mechanisms linking whole food to health. Findings from this study will potentially inform effective dietary recommendations and interventions, thereby reducing chronic disease in humans.
You may qualify if you: are between 30 and 69 years old, have a BMI between 25-37 kg/m2, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, have stable medication use, have a relatively low intake of Mediterranean diet-style foods, haven’t changed your exercise patterns within the last 3 months, and do not smoke
Main Procedures Involved: -Monthly visits to the University of Colorado CTRC over a period of 16 weeks -Blood, urine & stool sample collections -Four, 4-week periods with daily consumption of various study foods such as salmon, beef, oatmeal, cheesecake, walnuts, red peppers, avocado & chickpeas
Duration of Participation: 16 weeks
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