There’s More Good News About the Mediterranean Diet

Protecting against stroke is another reason to adopt this healthy eating style.

"Original research that brought the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet to light found that middle-aged women who followed this diet for 15 years were about 40 percent more likely to live past age 70 without developing a chronic illness or other physical or mental problem than those who ate less healthy diets. Add stroke benefit, and you have a natural way of preventing cardiovascular disease that may equal or exceed any medication available today," says Cleveland Clinic dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD.
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