New research suggests that sticking to the recommended diet may be difficult for many due to costs.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Adopting a heart healthy Mediterranean diet may be recommended for better health, however, it may be difficult for many because of the related costs. As reported by Reuters, new research suggests that the expenses of following a Mediterranean diet may prohibit many from being able to do so.
As noted by Reuters, researchers in Spain analyzed costs of the dietary patterns in Spanish university graduate students who were participants in a study on diet, obesity, and health, and found that those who followed a Mediterranean diet spent more money on food daily.
Dr. Maira Bes-Rastrollo is quoted in the report as stating that measures such as taxing foods that aren’t healthy may be necessary in order to “increase the probability of adopting a healthy dietary pattern leading to better health and disease prevention among the population.”
More information about the study may be available in the September 2009 publication of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
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