A report posted on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine supports that eating a Mediterranean diet is a healthy choice for people that are high risk to strokes, heart attacks, or heart disease, Newsday reports.
The results of a five-year study concluded that going Mediterranean can reduce the chance for people at high-risk from dying of strokes, heart attacks, or heart by 30 percent. It was reported that these are the most factually persuasive figures to support the claim.
The Mediterranean diet is one high in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables and even wine. In the study, scientists randomly assigned more than 7,000 people in Spain who were overweight, smokers, had diabetes or had other risk factors, to follow the Mediterranean diet or a low-fat one.