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Mediterranean Diet and Disease Prevention

A higher-fat Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of breast cancer, diabetes and heart attack, new study finds.


Video Transcript: 
How much fat can a healthy diet include? Quite a bit, if it’s the Mediterranean diet, according to a new study.

Researchers say evidence suggests that following a Mediterranean diet… with no restrictions on fat intake… may reduce the risk for breast cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular events. They analyzed 56 previous studies that looked at the effects of this type of eating on disease and mortality. While the Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced incidence of breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular events, it did not affect all-cause mortality.

The authors say further research is needed to look at which components of the Mediterranean diet are more protective than others… and how it specifically compares with other healthy diet plans, such as the DASH diet.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV… with the news that can keep you and your loved ones safe, healthy, and happy.