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Source: http://www.chron.com, Category: Health & Nutrition

The Houston Chronicle noted that in a recently released, five-year study of participants who followed Mediterranean versus low-fat diets, those who ate the Mediterranean way had a 30 per cent lower combined rate of heart attack, stroke and death from related causes. According to a nutrition expert at Texas A&M University, "It's very important to note that the fats in a Mediterranean diet are typically what we refer to as healthy fats — unsaturated oils like fish oil, olive oil, and seed oils like canola, soybean or flaxseed – which studies have shown may have a protective effect on the heart."

 

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