Listen to KQED’s Forum: Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet Original Broadcast: Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 — 9:00 AM
The Mediterranean diet — which emphasizes things like fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish — has long been promoted as a healthy approach to eating. A major new study, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides even more reasons to eat like an Italian, Spaniard or Greek. Among the findings: people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared to people who followed a low-fat diet.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Cesar Molina, cardiologist at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, spokesman for the American Heart Association and co-founder of the South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital
- Dean Ornish, founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and clinical professor of medicine at UCSF
- Rita Redberg, cardiologist and professor of medicine at UCSF Medical Center
- Mediterranean Diet Shines in Clinical Study (Bay Area Bites/NPR Food)
- Read the study (New England Journal of Medicine)