Go Easy on Southern-Style Fare to Avoid Strokes

While eating the traditional fare of Mediterranean countries promotes heart health, consuming fried foods, sweet tea and other typical foods of the Southern United States has the opposite effect, sharply increasing the risk of stroke.

Mediterranean-Style Diet Cuts Heart Risks Almost 30%

For the first time, a large, randomized clinical trial has found that a Mediterranean-style diet can sharply reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease.