Category: Health Attributes

Mediterranean Diet Can Cut heart Disease

 Benefits of Olive Oil: The Times’s Gina Kolata on a study looking at a Mediterranean diet. By GINA KOLATA 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,...

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Mediterranean Diet Fight Heart Disease, Study Finds

The traditional Mediterranean diet is characterized by lots of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, legumes, and cereals, some fish and poultry, and limited amounts of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets. Cobras Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil and nuts lowers the rate of major cardiovascular events, at...

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Mediterranean Diet Helps Aging Brains Sharp

Thank the olive oil or the nuts, but something about theMediterranean diet could help older brains act young again. There’s plenty of evidence that the Mediterranean diet can contribute to a lower risk of heart attacks, stroke, childhood asthma and even cancer. In fact, in a recent study, researchers assessed about 200 traditional Greek Mediterranean foods and reported that...

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Spanish Test: Mediterranean Diet Shines in Clinical Study

Don’t hold back on the olive oil, a Spanish study concludes. hiphoto40/iStockphoto.com Pour on the olive oil in good conscience, and add some nuts while you’re at it. A careful test of the so-called Mediterranean diet involving more than 7,000 people at a high risk of having heart attacks and...

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