Listen to KQED’s Forum: Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 — 9:00 AM
Olives. Photo: Getty Images
The Mediterranean diet — which emphasizes things like fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish — has long been promoted as a healthy approach to eating. A major new study, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides even more reasons to eat like an Italian, Spaniard or Greek. Among the findings: people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared to people who followed a low-fat diet.
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