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Health & wellness

Mediterranean diet shows key benefits, study finds

Finally, there’s hard evidence that a Mediterranean diet can prevent heart disease.

Shunning red meats and processed food in favor of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, olive oil, and even some wine can reduce heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart problems, according to the first study to demonstrate the diet’s benefits using the most reliable type of clinical trial.

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