The Mediterranean Diet won in US News and World Report's 2020 ranking of best diets for the third year in a row.
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"The hallmarks of a 'best' diet include balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability, along with healthfulness. The Mediterranean Diet gets checkmarks in all of those boxes", said Yale University Prevention Research Center founding director Dr. David Katz, who was one of 25 judges on the U.S. News and World Report panel.
"It's no surprise that the Mediterranean diet remains the No. 1 best diet overall", said nutritionist Lisa Drayer, a CNN contributor. "It's easy to follow and offer a healthy eating lifestyle".
The Mediterranean Diet also captured first place in best diet for healthy eating, easiest diet to follow, best plant-based diet and best diet for diabetes.
The Mediterranean food have been related to stronger bones, a healthier heart, a lower risk of dementia, breast cancer and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.
A Spanish study found a Mediterranean Diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil reduced the incidence of major cardiovascular events among patients with a history of heart disease.
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