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Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet - Radio Interview

Last Updated Mar 2013


KQED - Forum with Michael Krasny on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 included guest Cesar Molina, cardiologist at El Camino Hospital, spokesman for the American Heart Association and co-founder of the South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital. The episode focused on 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.

You can listen to the interview or read a transcription on the KQED website