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Mediterranean diet works by adding up small improvements

Over time, eating a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and olive oil can reduce heart and blood vessel disease risks. Eating a Mediterranean-type diet won’t suddenly and dramatically improve your cholesterol, magically slash your blood pressure, or help you drop 20 pounds overnight. But if you stick with it over time, it can potentially cut your risk of heart and blood vessel diseases by as much as 25%, according to…

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