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    Study: Eat Mediterranean Food

    FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, a woman buys fruit at a market in Barcelona, Spain. Mediterranean diets have long been touted as heart-healthy, but that's based on observational studies. Now, one of the longest and most scientific tests suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them. The study lasted five years and involved about 7,500 people in Spain. Results were published online Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 by the New England Journal of Medicine. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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    In case you needed more of a reason to imbibe in the delicious cuisine coming out of the Mediterranean here it is: A new study found that 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease could be prevented if high-risk people switched to a diet full of olive oil, fish, nuts, beans, fruit and veggies. The New England Journal of Medicine published the findings, which clearly show the benefits of Mediterranean food. A spokeswoman for American Heart Association called it "really impressive" and experts were shocked at the magnitude of benefits gleaned from these foods. Eat up!

    Read it at The New York Times