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Mediterranean Diet Health Benefits

Mediterranean Diet Heart

the actual study of the diet was published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study states that researchers enlisted roughly 7,500 individuals in Spain that were between 55 and 80 who did not have heart disease but had diabetes, were overweight, smokers, having a family history of heart disease or had other factors that made them at risk for heart disease such as having high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

The study participants were randomly assigned to be a part of one of three groups: one group was put on a low-fat diet, which they struggled with, and the other two groups followed variations with the Mediterranean diet over a period of five years.

Over the five-year study, those that were put on and followed the Mediterranean diet were roughly 30 percent less likely to suffer from strokes, heart attacks and deaths as a result of cardiovascular disease.

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