Mediterranean diet and heart health

Added On September 1, 2016

A new study says a particular diet that has shown promise in other areas could be worth checking out.

The residents of the Greek islands could be on to something.

More good news related the Mediterranean diet.

A new study says it could be a huge help for people with heart problems.

According to the observational report presented before the European society of cardiology, people with a history of cardiovascular disease who stuck with the diet had a 37% lower risk of death than those who didn't.

The Mediterranean diet is one that is heavy on fish, fruit, veggies and other healthy stuff.

The food is typically prepared in olive oil, rather than butter or some other form of oil.

Red meat, processed foods, and sugar are a no go!

Still, it presents people with a lot of options, making it a favorite for the medical community.

Earlier studies have shown those who follow the Mediterranean diet have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

It may lower the risk of cancer, improve bone health. And help you live longer in general.