The dream of many people is to be able to eat as much as you want and not gain weight. Researchers now report that this experiment with monkeys in a Mediterranean diet had in a long time.
In their study, which was recently published in the journal Obesity, the scientists describe that monkeys kept in a Mediterranean-type diet your normal weight. In contrast, their counterparts developed Obesity on a Western diet, and signs of a fatty liver.
"The animals with the Western diet ate far more than they needed, and increased weight. We found out that the group took with a Mediterranean diet is actually less calories, less body fat weight and less body than in Western Ernährungsweise", noted Carol A. Shively, a Professor of pathology at Wake Forest School of Medicine,.
The results provide the first experimental evidence that the Mediterranean diet protects in comparison to a Western diet against overeating, obesity, and prediabetes. Obesity is regarded as one of the main causes for the emergence of a non-alcohol related fatty liver. This is a growing medical challenge for health care: it is estimated that by 2030 one-third of adults in the USA suffer from it.
With its 38-month Long-term test on monkeys, the scientists dealt with two problems: Case studies in the human population study participants in interviews, often unreliable, data, during experiments with rodents are poorly transferable to humans. The two diets for the monkeys contained comparable proportions of fat, protein and carbohydrates, wherein the Protein and fat originated in the Western diet mainly from animal sources, while you were in the Mediterranean diet of vegetable origin.