Researchers concluded that “Mediterranean diet adherence was associated with a significantly reduced coronary heart disease risk.” They added the results support the diet’s “role in primary prevention of coronary heart disease in healthy populations.”
The Mediterranean diet regimen includes olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds.
According to Reuters, high adherence to a Mediterranean diet was “associated with a 40% reduced risk of a first heart disease-related event.”
The news agency also said more research is needed to single out “key protective components of the Mediterranean diet and how these components confer their protective effects.”
Claude S. Weiller
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
California Olive Ranch