Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:41 AM by NBC News
A new study provides definitive proof that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent heart disease.
Spanish researchers tracked more than 7,000 adults who were at risk for heart attacks or stroke.
Participants who stuck to a Mediterranean diet, along with extra-virgin olive oil or mixed nuts, were 30% less likely to develop heart disease than those who consumed a traditional low fat diet.
That's even more effective than many medications like statins, which may also raise the risk of diabetes.
A Mediterranean diet is rich in fresh fruits and veggies, fish, nuts, olive oil, and wine and steers clear of red meats and processed foods.
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