To be precise, the study concluded that a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in meat and saturated fat benefits cardiovascular health. The diet is not a low-fat diet, although high-fat dairy products as well as heavily fried and sugared foods are not allowed. Olive oil, fish, and nuts are the fatty stars here.
Wondering if you already follow a Mediterranean diet? The New York Times has an interactive quiz you can take to find out. Meanwhile, excited scientists are hoping the study sparks other comprehensive diet studies.
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