This consisted of a high intake of fruit and vegetables and of non-refined cereals and fish, and the use of virgin olive oil as the main source of fatty food. Moreover, a high intake of legumes and nuts is recommended.
We’ll have more details when the research is published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Olive oil is a type of fat. This finding of lower body weight on an olive 0il-rich Mediterranean diet run counter to the generally accepted idea that dietary fat causes body fat. Lower body weight is linked to lower risk of diabetes.
Reference: A diet rich in virgin olive oil reduces body weight, according to research by the University of Navarra. Press release, August 3, 2009.