Mediterranean diet eaters had fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events than low-fat eaters.
A Mediterranean diet with olive oil or almonds reduced cardiovascular disease risk by 30% in study participants.
In a study of younger women, those who followed a Mediterranean diet most rigorously had a lower BMI and smaller waist and thighs.
This may be due to the diet's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory content. This food is high in fiber, which keeps you full.
Mediterranean diets lowered cognitive decline, Alzheimer's disease risk, and memory and executive function.
Neurology studies compared the diet to a five-year brain age reduction.