tomatoes and olive oil-JoeB-MorguefileA careful test of the so-called Mediterranean diet involving more than 7,000 people at high risk for heart attacks and strokes found the diet reduced them when compared with a low-fat diet. A regular diet of Mediterranean cuisine also reduced the risk of dying.

Overall, the people consuming the diets rich in olive oil and nuts had about a 30 percent lower risk of having a heart attack, stroke or dying from a cardiovascular cause.


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