Taka Update April 10, 2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna supply is not great. I have yellow fin tuna only so far. I can get big eye tuna bit just red meat, no toro at all.
☆ Uni is also not easy. I finally ordered it from Japan. The price is high but better than no uni sitiation.
☆ Japanese Fish Omakase is 4 kinds. Blue nose is really good.
☆ A new dish for tuna. I make tuna sashimi with tomato sauce. It is good for spring.
☆ Masters is just started. I will come on Sunday.
☆ May 25th – 29th . This is my first vacation of the year. I will go to Hawaii for a short trip. It is only 3 nights but OK. It is still good escape for me.\
Mediterranean Diet Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk by a Third
A Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) cut the risk for developing type 2 diabetes by about a third among adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with a low-fat diet, a new analysis finds.
The results, from the subgroup of subjects in the Spanish cardiovascular prevention study Prevencion con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED) who did not have diabetes at baseline, were published January 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine by Jordi Salas-Salvado, MD, PhD, from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, and colleagues.
"The PREDIMED trial provides strong evidence that long-term adherence to a Mediterranean diet supplemented with EVOO without energy restrictions…results in a substantial reduction in the risk for type 2 diabetes among older persons with high cardiovascular risk," Dr. Salas-Salvado and colleagues write.
The Mediterranean diet is high in fat (30% to 40% of total calories) from vegetable sources such as olive oil and nuts and relatively low in dairy products. The diet also commonly includes sauces with tomato, onions, garlic, and spices and moderate wine consumption.
"Of note, this dietary pattern is palatable and has a high potential for long-term sustainability, with obvious public-health implications for primary prevention of diabetes," the investigators write.
Commenting on the study for Medscape Medical News, William S. Yancy Jr, MD, associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, said that the findings demonstrate overall benefit for the Mediterranean diet, but not necessarily in comparison with a true low-fat diet.
"These results are fairly convincing that the Mediterranean diet prevents the onset of diabetes compared with a usual diet," he observed, noting that the "low-fat" diet used in the study was actually closer to a "usual diet" because adherence to the low-fat diet in the study's control arm wasn't good.
"The Mediterranean diet may ultimately be found to be healthier than a low-fat diet, but this study did not effectively test that," said Dr. Yancy, whose research focus is obesity and nutrition.
Nonetheless, he believes the study lends support to a Mediterranean diet prescription. "It may not be definitive, but it is a very reasonable recommendation, because we are not aware of any harms from the Mediterranean diet — except maybe cost or lack of familiarity/convenience to Americans — and there is a growing body of evidence showing its benefits," he told Medscape Medical News.
Read more? http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818683