Diet: Mediterranean Diet Could Lower CVD

Diet: Mediterranean Diet Could Lower CVD Risk.

The Mediterranean diet is high in plant-based foods—such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts—while low in red meats and unhealthy fats. A new study suggests the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. Researchers analyzed survey data from 23,902 healthy adults in the United Kingdom and found that participants with higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet were 6-16% less likely to develop CVD than those with low adherence to the diet. The team estimates that if healthy individuals in their country followed a Mediterranean-style diet, about 3.9% of new-onset CVD cases and 12.5% of CVD deaths could be prevented.

BMC Medicine, September 2016 http://ow.ly/i/xAjYG

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