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Date of publication: April 2016
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: “People with heart disease have a lower risk of heart attack and strokes if they eat a Mediterranean-style diet”. After recruiting more than 15,000 people with heart disease from 39 countries, researchers scored their diets for Mediterranean elements such as eating plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish, some alcohol, and some meat. They also scored diets for Western diet elements, such as consumption of refined grains, sweets and desserts, sugared drinks, and deep-fried foods.
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Acknowledgement: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines