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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mediterranean Diet: Proof It Works

English: WHO Food Guidelines Summary Pyramid
English: WHO Food Guidelines Summary Pyramid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Food Pyramid has nothing on the Mediterranean diet, when it comes to clinical nutrition. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is only the latest evidence that the diet — heavy on olive oil, fish, nuts, fruit, veggies and other staples of Mediterranean cultures for centuries — prevents cancer and heart disease.
The NEJM findings come as no surprise to top cardiologist Chauncey Crandall, M.D., who has seen firsthand the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet in his heart patients and his practice.

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