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Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet


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The Mediterranean diet -- which emphasizes things like fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish -- has long been promoted as a healthy approach to eating. A major new study, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides even more reasons to eat like an Italian, Spaniard or Greek. Among the findings: people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared to people who followed a low-fat diet.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Cesar Molina, cardiologist at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, spokesman for the American Heart Association and co-founder of the South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital
  • Dean Ornish, founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and clinical professor of medicine at UCSF
  • Gina Kolata, science reporter, New York Times
  • Rita Redberg, cardiologist and professor of medicine at UCSF Medical Center

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