‘Mediterranean Diet’ Dramatically Cuts Heart Attack Risk Study

RIA Novosti
Monday 25th February, 2013

February 25 (RIA Novosti) – A diet rich in olive oil, nuts and other Mediterranean foods reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease by up to 30 percent, according to a new study published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine. “We observed that an energy-unrestricted Mediterranean diet, supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts, resulted in a substantial reduction in the risk of major cardiovascular events among high-risk persons,” the study stated. Rachel Johnson, a professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont and a spokeswoman for the Ame…

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