(USA Today ) This groundbreaking research is the first large, randomized clinical trial to evaluate the diet’s effects on cardiovascular risk, and the results were so dramatic that they amazed experts. In fact, the study was halted early (after 4.8 years) because the benefits of this eating plan were so obvious that it would be unethical to continue.
Study Validates Diet That Prevents Heart Attacks
FEBRUARY 26, 2013Lisa Collier Cool, HealthlinePeople at high risk for heart attacks, strokes, and death from heart disease can significantly cut their risk if they eat a Mediterranean diet that’s high in fish, nuts, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, and even red wine, according to a major new study published in New England Journal of Medicine.
The researchers found that eating a Mediterranean diet reduced overall risk for major cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular causes) by 28 to 30 percent, compared to a low-fat diet.Read more: Yahoo Health