In February 2020 researchers from China and Australia published the results of their study to assess the association between the Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013, Mediterranean-DASH diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND), Paleolithic and Okinawan diets and cardiovascular disease. A total of 295 individuals who had been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease were involved in the study. Dietary information was collected via two 24-hour recalls from which a dietary score was assessed for each diet under study. Results showed that a higher adherence to the Okinawan diet was significantly associated with a reduced incidence of ischaemic heart disease. It was noted that the association between the Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013, MIND and Paleolithic diets and cardiovascular disease were insignificant.
Wong MMH et al. Dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease in Australian adults: Findings from the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2020 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print]