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A Mediterranean dietary (MedD) pattern has been associated with a number of beneficial effects. Thus, recent meta-analyses could show an inverse association between high adherence to a MedD pattern and overall cancer mortality, as well as incidence of various types of cancer.1–3 However, these associations have been exclusively based on the synthesis of results derived from observational studies.
The PREDIMED study was a Spanish multicentre randomised single blind controlled trial including 7447 participants at high risk of, but without manifested cardiovascular diseases. The subanalysis presented by Toledo and co-workers included 4282 postmenopausal women (4152 without previous history of breast cancer) who had been allocated into two dietary …
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