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Does a Mediterranean Diet Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease in Women?

First-of-its-kind research reveals that women who follow a Mediterranean diet may have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Diet, experts say, is one of the most significant and modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular disease is a catch-all term for a group of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the most common is coronary heart disease, a condition that may be treated but ultimately cannot be cured because plaque builds up in the coronary arteries. New York City cardiologist Mary Greene, M.D., describes the gender-specific benefits of this diet. Read the article.