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New Study: Mediterranean diet cuts heart risk by 30 percent

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:51pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:02pm

A new study finds a Mediterranean diet can greatly reduce your risk of heart problems.

Spanish researchers tracked more than 7,000 adults who were at risk for heart attacks or stroke.

Participants who stuck to a Mediterranean diet were 30 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those on a regular 'low fat' diet.

Mediterranean cuisine is rich in foods like chicken, seafood, fruits and vegetables, nuts and legumes.

Olive oil is also used often in the cooking, and moderate wine drinking is also approved.

Processed foods, red meats and lots of sugar are not approved in the diet.

The results of the study were so overwhelming, experts actually ended the study early.

The details of the findings can be found here.  

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