Study: Mediterranean-style diet reduces cardiovascular risks

02/25/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A Mediterranean-style diet may prevent about 30% of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from cardiovascular disease in high-risk patients, according to a study published on the website of The New England Journal of Medicine. University of Vermont nutrition professor Rachel Johnson called the study from the University of Barcelona "really impressive" because it used meaningful end points rather than just risk factors such as cholesterol, hypertension or weight.

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