Mediterranean Diet = Significant lowering of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease
A huge study involving 4000 women aged between 60 and 80 years of age has established that those participants who followed a meditarranean diet had a much lower risk of developing breast cancer than those who followed a low fat diet at five year follow up.
In fact the reduction rate in the women who added a generous splash of olive oil to their mediterranean diet was as much as 68 % and those who added nuts to their mediterranean diet were 41% less likely to develop breast cancer as compared with those who were eating predominantly a low fat diet.
The mediterranean diet which includes fish, plant foods, extra-virgin olive oil and around about a 30gm helping of mixed nuts is also well known for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
JAMA Internal Medicine 2015; online.