Healthy diet, regular exercise and avoidence of smoking,alcohol and drugs and having a positive outlook form the basis of a healthy lifestyle. Here we will review some of the most recent data on diet in the prevention of heart disease in women This approach helps reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke.

In a recent study about 75,000 women were followed for 20 years. The women who used the Mediterranean Diet were found to be at lower risk for heart disease and stroke. Previous research also indicated the findings that lipids,CRP ,risk, morbidity mortality were all lower in those individuals who used the Meditteranean Diet.


Fung TT,Rexrode KM, Mantzoros CS, Manson,JE, Willett WC, Hu FB. Mediterranean diet and incidence of and mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke in women. Circulation 2009; 119:1093-100