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March 1999 Issue

Mediterranean-Style Diet Again Proves Protective

Following a Mediterranean-type diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fish, may help ward off a second heart attack, according to impressive new findings from the Lyon Diet Heart Study. French researchers followed more than 600 people who had already suffered a heart attack. Half followed a Mediterranean-type diet (30% of calories from fat, 8% from saturated fat). The other half followed a Western diet (34% fat, nearly 12% saturated

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