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The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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Mediterranean Diet

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet

Authors: Ramón Estruch, et al. / Journal: The New England Journal of Medicine, March 2011

Summary

The traditional Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high intake of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, and cereals; a moderate intake of fish and poultry; a low intake of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets; and wine in moderation, consumed with meals. The study found Mediterranean diet as the most likely dietary model to provide protection against coronary heart disease.