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Mediterranean diet can cut heart disease risk in women by 24 percent, report says

By Ellen Francis

15 Mar 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the USA, but a first-of-its-kind study shows how a diet low in red meat and dairy could help them live longer, healthier lives.

A Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of heart disease in women by 24 percent, new research says.

It's the first such analysis of the possible link between a Mediterranean-type diet and cardiovascular disease that focuses on women, the authors say.

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