Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia. Every one of us either has or knows someone who has a common risk factor of heart disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Diet is a key factor in preventing and reducing the risk factors of heart disease. Scientifically backed by decades of peer-reviewed research, the Mediterranean diet is a rigorously tested diet that has been proven to prevent heart disease and diabetes, help with weight management, and promote longevity.
Sustainable, satisfying and suitable for the whole family, this is a diet that is a proven pathway to better heart health as much as it promotes long-term good health and wellbeing.
Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos is Pro Vice Chancellor of the College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education at Murdoch University. An accredited practising dietitian and a recognised expert in Dietetics, Catherine has international standing as a leader in Mediterranean diet research. She has a particular interest in the Mediterranean diet in the prevention and management of heart disease and diabetes.
Catherine has authored over 70 scientific publications - presenting her research nationally and internationally - and has published two books, The Mediterranean Diet and The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook.
Author: Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos
Published: Sep 2020
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