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‘Mediterranean’ diet linked to lower risk of heart attacks, strokes in heart patients: But a ‘Western’ diet is not associated with an increased risk

A ‘Mediterranean’ diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a study of over 15,000 people in 39 countries around the world. The research also showed that eating greater amounts of healthy food was more important for these people than avoiding unhealthy foods — a ‘Western’ diet.

Source: ‘Mediterranean’ diet linked to lower risk of heart attacks, strokes in heart patients: But a ‘Western’ diet is not associated with an increased risk

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