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Sticking to Mediterranean diet nearly halves heart disease risk

Sticking to Mediterranean diet nearly halves heart disease risk

It's hardly a surprise anymore to read that consuming a diet rich in fish and chicken, fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and legumes - a Mediterranean diet - is a healthy lifestyle choice. But a new study makes clear that whatever one's age, gender or health status, sticking with the Mediterranean diet is the single most powerful step a person can take to drive down his or her heart disease risk. In a 10-year study of 2,583 Greek adults, those who adhered most closely to the Mediterranean diet were nearly half as likely as those who followed it least to develop, or die from, heart disease. The latest research is to be presented next week at the American...

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