Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Comparing the Impact of a Mediterranean Diet to Chelation Therapy in Diabetic Patients

One of the most publicized studies in 2013 was a 5-year Spanish clinical trial that compared the Mediterranean diet with or without extra olive oil and nuts to a low fat diet in diabetics and those with high risk factors for diabetes.  There was a slight reduction in cardiac events, but they had to treat 70 patients for 5 years to prevent one event. The TACT study of chelation therapy showed that you only had to treat 7 patients to prevent one cardiac event over 5 years.  According to chief investigator, Dr. Lamas, the impact of chelation therapy appears to be greater than any other single intervention to treat diabetes.

See the NEJM Journal Watch, year in review for 2013, the factoral analysis for TACT is in press to be published in the American Heart Journal.

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