Research* from 2013 has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, an analysis of more than 1.5 million Thealthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
*(Research from academic institutions across Spain, including the Universities of Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga and Navarra. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) involving people at risk of cardiovascular disease. Funded by the Spanish government and other public sources and was published in the peer-reviewed New England Journal of Medicine).