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High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Can Lower The Risk Of Heart Disease, Breast Cancer & Type 2 Diabetes

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A new study confirmed that a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats might lower a person's risk of breast cancer, type 2 diabetes as well as heart disease.

The Mediterranean diet, which is rich in healthy fats are food that can be found in eggs, olive oil, fatty fish and nuts.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that the leading cause of death among adults in the United States is heart disease.

The core investigator at the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research - Dr. Hanna Bloomfield, stated that more research is needed to be done in order to determine the reason why certain foods with a high-fat Mediterranean diet are connected with a lower risk of cancer and other sickness, according to CNN.

Dr. Bloomfield also said that the reason is still unknown, but maybe for the reason of an anti-inflammatory effect.

The study, which was published on Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the researchers examined formally the 332 previous studies and analyzed about 56 of those studies, which took a closer look at the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet that included a lot of fat.

Dr. Bloomfield, who is the lead author of the study, stated that healthy fats are mono-unsaturated fats, which are found in avocados, olive oil and canola oil. While unhealthy fats that are found in potato chips include saturated and trans fats.

Dr. Bloomfield and her colleagues initiated the study to estimate the nature of the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet and to determine whether North American people are likely to follow the diet, based on the report of Medscape.

The analysis of the researchers showed that despite the fact that such diet may not affect overall mortality, the diet can still be effective at reducing incidences of certain diseases.

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