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Mediterranean Diet Better than Statins, Study Shows

For some patients with heart disease, a Mediterranean diet could better treat their condition than cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, according to a recent study. A Mediterranean diet favors fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil over red meat, dairy products and processed foods. Speaking at a global heart disease conference in Rome, an Italian expert said the study sought to answer a specific question. “So far research has focused on the general population, which is...

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