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The AUStralian MEDiterranean Diet Heart Trial (AUSMED Heart Trial): A randomized clinical trial in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in a multiethnic Australian population: Study protocol

Catherine Itsiopoulos, Teagan Kucianski, Hannah L Mayr, William J van Gaal, Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez, Hassan Vally, Michael Kingsley, Antigone Kouris-Blazos, Jessica Radcliffe, Leonie Segal, Laima Brazionis, Agus Salim, Audrey C Tierney, Kerin O'Dea, Andrew Wilson, Colleen J Thomas



The Mediterranean diet was first characterized as a heart-protective diet in the 1960s. The significant cardioprotective effects of the Mediterranean diet in comparison to the standard-care low-fat diet have been established in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, there is insufficient evidence in secondary prevention research to influence the current standard of care. Opportunity exists to assess the Mediterranean diet as a therapeutic target for secondary CVD prevention within Australia's ethnoculturally diverse communities. The AUSMED Heart Trial is a multisite randomized controlled trial that will evaluate the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet for secondary p..

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