A recent study found that following a diet similar to that of the Mediterranean can cut the risk of heart disease, particularly in women, and that following such a diet on a consistent basis can cut the risk by up to 25 percent.
Olive oil and other healthy fats, fruits and vegetables, low-fat meats, and lean cuts of meat are all components of this diet plan. The diet that gets its name from the countries that are located around the Mediterranean Sea and tend to consume more of these foods is known as the Mediterranean Diet. Greek yogurt, berries, salmon, extra-virgin olive oil, green leafy vegetables, beans, and low-fat milk are all examples of foods that fall into this category.
According to a report in the journal Heart, this has been looked into with thousands of women. The Temple University Institute of Heart Disease conducted the study, which ran from 2003 to 2021 and included 16 small and large studies.
In total, more than 70 thousand women have been included in it. Then there’s this long study that lasted 12 years that found that women who made this type of diet their routine reduced their risk of heart disease by 24 to 26 percent.
Although these studies have been conducted on women, experts believe that it can have the same effects on men as well, on which further research is ongoing