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Avoid heart attacks, strokes, and death by eating a Mediterranean diet

February 26, 2013

In other words: Eat more unprocessed food and you’ll be healthier.

From the NY Times

“About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found.

The findings, published on The New England Journal of Medicine’s Web site on Monday, were based on the first major clinical trial to measure the diet’s effect on heart risks. The magnitude of the diet’s benefits startled experts. The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue.”

Luckily my wife is from Greece, so we consume about a liter of olive oil a week…

Read the full article at NY Times

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 26, 2013 10:08:04 pm

    The value of quality fats is important and people need to know that the right kind of fats are vital to our health rather than the negative publicity about all “Fats” in general that has people anorexic and fat starved to the detriment of their skin/organs etc. I have to say it is a total irony that starving biafran’s and first world anorexics have such a close resemblance to each other…

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