Keep Heart Disease at Bay with Mediterranean Diet

Ever tried to be on a Mediterranean diet? Well if not, then it is time to do so, since it not only helps you maintain a balance in your diet habits, but also helps in keeping heart diseases at bay, as per a research form Greece.

A diet that consists of lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts, vegetable oils, low-fat dairy products, legumes, whole grains, and fish, has been demonstrated to help in shielding people from heart disease and may also defend against definite cancers.

But Dr. Christina Chrysohoou of the University of Athens and her contemporaries said not much information was accessible on whether the Mediterranean diet may be helpful for people, who already have heart disease.

To examine, Dr. Chrysohoou and her squad scrutinized cases of 1,000 patients, who had suffered heart attacks or severe chest pain whilst resting or with only light exertion.

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, could find that around half of the patients experienced a second heart-related occurrence within two years time after their original hospital discharge.

However, patients with the most Mediterranean-style diets were at 31% reduced risk of suffering from another heart attack or experiencing chest pain throughout the first month, after they were discharged from the hospital.