The Mediterranean Diet Has Components That May Extend Life

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When they looked at the individual components they elucidated that nine components contributed to the benefits, including moderate alcohol consumption, low meat and meat product consumption, high consumption of vegetables, fruit, legume, olive oil, and nuts, and a high monounsaturated to saturated lipid ratio.

Trichopoulou A, Bamia C, Trichopoulos D Anatomy of health effects of Mediterranean diet: Greek EPIC prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009 Jun 23;338:b2337. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2337. View Abstract View Full Paper

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