Mediterranean diet 'reduces risk of heart disease in women'

Nutritionists have long advocated for adopting a diet consisting of a high intake of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil. But according to a review of 16 published studies by researchers at the University of Sydney, abiding by the diet may be particularly beneficial for women, with those who followed the eating plan having a 24 per cent lower risk of heart disease and a 23 per cent lower risk of death.