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Study: Mediterranean Diet Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Study: Mediterranean Diet Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Eating a Mediterranean-style diet that's high in olive oil, nuts, fish and fresh veggies can help prevent heart disease.  A new study done in Spain confirms past research that suggested people who eat this type of diet have healthier hearts. 

People who followed the Mediterranean diet for five years were about 30 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who ate a low-fat diet.  One researcher suggests anyone wanting to eat healthier start by making small changes like not eating meat one or two days a week and cooking with olive oil.  The study was published in the "New England Journal of Medicine." 

 

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