Mediterranean Diet Decreases Cardiovascular Disease Risk
The Mediterranean diet slightly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, and strokes, in particular, according to a new study
from The New England Journal of Medicine
Researchers compared three different diets in people at heightened risk for cardiovascular disease. All of the diets were very different from the typical American diet, according to this article from The Washington Post.
In the two Mediterranean diets there were eight cardiovascular events, compared with 11 in the control diet, a reduction of about 30 percent. When the researchers examined the events, the most dramatic decline was in the rate of stroke in the Mediterranean diet groups.