About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found.

The magnitude of the diet’s benefits startled experts. The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue.

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I follow a weak Mediterranean Diet. 

And I also think this is a bit of nonsense. I’m sure most of the benefits here stem from simply eating real food.