Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2013
Bellucci Premium responds to an article published by Natural News that details how the Mediterranean diet can potentially help lower the risk of having a fatal stroke.
According to the Natural News article titled “Another benefit from eating a Mediterranean-style diet: Lowered risk of suffering a devastating stroke” published on September 6th, vascular conditions, including strokes, may occur due to certain lifestyle factors such as diets. Diets especially high in hydrogenated fats and sugars can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular issues.
The article details the results of a study conducted at Tufts University. Researchers evaluated over 7,000 men and women for five years. The reason for this research was to determine if a Mediterranean diet or a low-fat controlled diet would have any influence on cardiovascular issues in the participants.
The researchers found that there is a specific gene variant that greatly increases the chances of the development of heart disease and diabetes, according to the article. 14 percent of the group had two copies of this gene and “the team found that, within this highly susceptible group, stroke incidence was greatly reduced by eating a Mediterranean diet.”
The study also concluded that the diet also reduced the number of strokes in the same group of people. Dr. Jose Ordovas was quoted in the article saying, “The food they ate appeared to eliminate any increased stroke susceptibility, putting them on an even playing field with people with one or no copies of the variant."
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium, believes that new evidence on the importance of lifestyle choices is very important for consumers. “A large percentage of the population has this gene variant, which makes it vital for them to understand how lifestyle choices, such as diet, can influence cardiovascular issues,” she says. “For example, the olive oil rich Mediterranean diet is a diet that can help alleviate the potential risks of developing diabetes, having strokes and heart attacks.”
Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.