The Disease i Preventive Power of Fish and Olives

December 2005
Life Extension;Winter 2005/2006 Special Edition, p32
The article discusses the role of the Mediterranean diet in preventing diseases. Fish and olives are the main components of the Mediterranean diet. Recent studies associate this diet with sharply lower cardiovascular risk, reduced cancer risk, and increased life span. Critical components of this diet that may account for the impressive benefits include potent plant-based antioxidants, the critical omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, and monounsaturated fat and polyphenols derived from olives.


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