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Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular events in people with heart disease, study shows

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2348 (Published 25 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2348
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Although eating a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fruit, fish, and whole grains is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events in people with stable coronary heart disease, eating a Western-style diet does not increase this risk, a large follow-up study has shown.1

The study included 15 482 people (mean age 67) with stable coronary heart disease from 39 countries around the world. Participants completed a lifestyle questionnaire at baseline that included questions about the foods they …

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