The heart which is the most sensitive and important organ of body has always been a focus of attention for the researchers and a huge amount of researches have been made on the different issues of heart.
Recently a research has been showed in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal and it has shown that eating Mediterranean style diet is good for the heart’s functioning.
The research was based on the data taken on two twin’s heart study and the above mentioned results were obtained. Jun Dai, M.D., Ph.D., study author and assistant professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Indiana University in Bloomington while discussing about the findings said that “This means that the autonomic system controlling someone’s heart rate works better in people who eat a diet similar to a Mediterranean diet”.
The Mediterranean style diet is that particular diet which is characterized by low saturated fats and high is fish, fruits, vegetable, nuts, olive oil, cereals and moderate alcohol consumption and such foods have found to be quite good for heart. This research has showed that even with the gens that put a person on high risks of heart problem, eating such a diet can prove to be quite affective.
The twins were used while research because with them the researchers were more able to analyze the affects of diets on the occurrence of heart diseases.