Introduction: Acute Otitis Media (AOM) is the most commonly-occurring bacterial complication in childhood. After making certain
corrections to the patients’ dietary habits, we observed a significant reduction in recurrent colds and their bacterial complications. The purpose of
the study was to assess the effects of the Traditional Mediterranean Diet (TMD) on patients diagnosed with Recurring Acute Otitis Media (RAOM).
Methods: Prospective before-after comparison study with 48 girls and 42 boys aged 1-5 years were included on the programme “Learning to eat the
Mediterranean Way”, designed to encourage the adoption of the TMD. We studied clinical and therapeutic variables and various anthropometric
parameters.Results: All the symptomatic indicators studied (number and intensity of episodes of otitis and emergency admissions) showed a
positive and statistically significant evolution in RAOM. By the end of the study, none of the patients met the criteria for classification as RAOM,
and 60% percent of patients did not present any further episodes of AOM. In line with the above, the use of anti-microbial drugs and symptomatic
treatments reduced considerably; the use of antibiotics dropped from 4.30±1.45 occasions/patient/year, to 0.66±0.98 (p<0.001), and the used of
symptomatic treatments dropped from 7.63±2.65 to 2.75±1.90 (p<0.001). The level of family satisfaction was very high.Conclusions: The adoption
of the Traditional Mediterranean Diet may make a major contribution to the curing of patients diagnosed with RAOM.
Title : Is Recurrent Acute Otitis Media (RAOM) a Consequence of Fundamental Changes to the Traditional Mediterranean Diet?
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Background: Assess hydration by drinking milk and water in different proportions after exercise and the impact of food consumption on the
pattern of physically active.
Methods: A randomized cross over clinical trial was designed in order to evaluate the use of milk as a hydrating beverage after exercise. Five adults
of both sexes were submitted to a stationary bicycle exercise carried out in a 2:1 effort/pause ratio, with Heart Rate (HR) variations between 80 and
110% of the anaerobic threshold HR, until the participants lost 1.5% of their initial body weight. Skimmed Milk (SM) or SMand Mineral Water
(SMW) in different orders of offer were compared to mineral water (W) alone as the control, and offered randomly to the volunteers until 150% of
the body weight loss had been recovered. After each test, the subjects filled in a 3-day food record to assess the effect of each beverage combination
on the subsequent macro and micronutrients intake.
Results: The results showed no difference amongst the beverages (SM, SMW or W) with respect to hydrating capacity; however, when SMW was
taken, the volunteers showed an increased calorie intake, an adequate intake of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin B2 and an intake of vitamin D
close to its upper level. In conclusion, SMW was considered adequate for hydration purposes and its use should be recommended considering