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Tasty diet cuts heart disease, study finds

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A Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, olive oil and a little wine can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30 percent, researchers reported on Monday in a study that shows the real-life benefits of a diet long encouraged by doctors.

The results were so startling that the study was cut short after less than five years, and the results rushed to publication in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“A Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts reduced the incidence of major cardiovascular events,” the researchers, led by Dr. Ramon Estruch of the Carlos III Health Institute in Barcelona, wrote.

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