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.

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

Rita Redberg, cardiologist and professor of medicine at UCSF Medical Center

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

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