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Diet change vs pills for better health

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7508.E362 (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:E362
  1. Douglas Kamerow, editor

    That rather scrumptious looking salad on our cover may help you and your patients live longer. What has come to be known as the Mediterranean diet—lots of vegetables, legumes, fruit, fish, olives, and olive oil—has been shown in several small studies to correlate with decreased mortality rates. Now comes the news (p 271), from a large international cohort study of older Europeans, that eating food very much like that in the Mediterranean diet is indeed associated with increased survival. And if you don't like olive oil, you …

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