The Mediterranean diet, with its abundance of vegetables, whole grains, fish, fruit, olive oil and wine, has blessed people in the south of Greece with some of the lowest rates of heart disease and longest life expectancies in the world. But does it work anywhere else? The latest research indicates that it does. One 2002 study published in the British medical journal The Lancet showed that a Mediterranean-style diet helped prevent heart disease in high-risk Indians. In the same year, researchers at Monash University in Australia found that Greek immigrants in Melbourne who ate a traditional Greek dietdefined in the study as lots of leafy green vegetables, figs and olive oilwere less likely to die of heart disease. They also had high antioxidant levels, which help prevent cancer.
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