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Effect of the Mediterranean diet on blood pressure in the PREDIMED trial: results from a randomized controlled trial

Estefania Toledo123, Frank B Hu24, Ramon Estruch35, Pilar Buil-Cosiales13, Dolores Corella36, Jordi Salas-Salvadó37, M Isabel Covas38, Fernando Arós39, Enrique Gómez-Gracia103, Miquel Fiol113, Jose Lapetra123, Luis Serra-Majem133, Xavier Pinto143, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventós153, Guillermo Saez16173, Mònica Bulló37, Valentina Ruiz-Gutiérrez183, Emilio Ros193, José V Sorli2036 and Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez13*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain

2 Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

3 CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBER OBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), Spanish Government, Madrid, Spain

4 Harvard Medical School and Channing Lab, Brigham Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

5 Department of Internal Medicine, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

6 Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

7 Human Nutrition Department, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

8 Cardiovascular and Nutrition Research Group, Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

9 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Alava, Vitoria, Spain

10 Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

11 Institute of Health Sciences IUNICS, University of the Balearic Islands, and Hospital Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

12 Department of Family Medicine, Primary Care Division of Sevilla, San Pablo Health Center, Sevilla, Spain

13 Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

14 Lipids and Vascular Risk Unit, Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

15 Department of Nutrition and Food Science, School of Pharmacy, XaRTA, INSA, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

16 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

17 Department of Clinical Analyses, University Hospital of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

18 Instituto de la Grasa, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Sevilla, Spain

19 Lipid Clinic, Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

20 Primary Care Division, Valencia Institute of Health, Valencia, Spain

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:207  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-207

Published: 19 September 2013

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Institutional Review Boards that approved the PREDIMED trial protocol.

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