Older Spanish adults with diabetes or a combination of other heart disease risk factors who adopted a Mediterranean-style diet had a lower risk of developing peripheral artery disease than those who followed a standard low-fat regimen, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Now we can recommend the Mediterranean diet as a preventive strategy for all disease of the cardiovascular system, including heart attacks, strokes and peripheral artery disease," commented Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum of the Women and Heart Disease program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

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