|Mediterranean-style salad with feta, olives and walnuts.|
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Results of the PREDIMED study, aimed at assessing the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet in the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine. They show that the Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or tree nuts reduces by 30 percent the risk of suffering a cardiovascular death, a myocardial infarction or a stroke.
Read more in ScienceDaily: Mediterranean diet helps cut risk of heart attack, stroke: Results of PREDIMED study presented