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Introduction: The various aspects that comprise metabolic syndrome such as pre-diabetes, dyslipidemia and pre-hypertension epitomize prodromal phases of severe cardiometabolic disorders.1 Lifestyle modifications have demonstrated the ability to mitigate or arrest the subsequent advancement of various components of metabolic syndrome. The cardio protective benefits of the adoption of the Mediterranean diet have been well established in the medical literature. But can this supposed panacea be more effective in preventing the progression from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes than traditional pharmacological interventions such as the use of Metformin? That is what this paper will endeavor to ascertain.