As a reminder, the Mediterranean diet is largely based on the diet of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, seafood, nuts, seeds, olive oil and many other rich in antioxidants. herbs and spices.
For this study, the researchers wanted to evaluate the impact of the Mediterranean diet on the risk of gastric cancer. That is, they carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of existing research on the Mediterranean diet.
They brought together 11 different studies that included a total of more than 1,300,000 people, looking for significant patterns between diet and gastric cancer cases.
And based on their findings, it would seem that the Mediterranean diet is a good diet to adopt if you want to avoid gastric cancer, because participants with greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet had a 29% lower risk of gastric cancer on average.