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Neha Gondra

Portrait of Lang Prize winner Neha Gondra

3rd Place

Science, Engineering & Mathematics, 2023

With the support of library staff, course guides, books, and databases, I was able to conduct a comprehensive literature review examining the effects of the Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular disease risk in obese individuals.”

— Neha Gondra

Evaluating the Influence of the Mediterranean Diet on Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Obese Individuals

Literature review for 104FY: Writing in the Health Professions

Read Neha’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Gondra evaluates the relative health benefits of adhering to the Mediterranean diet compared to reduced caloric intake of the Standard American Diet, particularly in reducing cardiovascular disease risk in obese individuals. Her literature review included randomized controlled clinical trials, cohort studies, meta-analyses and systematic reviews.

In Their Own Words

Read Neha’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.