Mediterranean diet lowers heart attack and stroke risk in heart disease patients, study finds

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a study involving more than 15,000 people with coronary heart disease from 39 countries has found that while the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke, the Western diet of refined sugars and deep-fried foods did not increase the risk. It appears a Mediterranean-style diet – rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes and unrefined foods – has a protective effect when it comes to eating junk food. Read More Here