In the region of 30% of heart attacks, stroke and death from heart disease can be prevented in people who are at risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet that includes olive oil, grains, fish, fruit, vegetables and even wine with food.
These results from a study by the original England Journal of Medicine, where the findings were based on the first clinical tests conducted to measure the effects of this diet on the risk of heart disease. The strength of the benefits of this diet experts rhomboidal left open.
The study ended early before time, after nearly five years, because the results were too clear to be considered unethical to continue.
The diet helped those which followed, although they have not lost the weight and many of those who took part were taking medication for diabetes and hypertension to reduce the risk of heart disease.
The nutrition professor at the University of Vermont, Rachel Johnson said that this finding was impressive.
To date, the evidence that a Mediterranean diet could reduce the risk of heart disease were weak, based mainly on studies showing that people from Mediterranean countries had less low risk of heart disease – sequence that could be attributed to other factors beyond the diet.