A Mediterranean way of eating decreases stroke risk in women over 40, but not in men
Mediterranean-inspired diet may reduce risk of stroke in women - science news in short

Aside from the fact that a Mediterranean-style diet is delicious, it may have additional benefits for some. A new report suggests that this way of eating reduces stroke risk for women over 40. This was true regardless of menopausal status or hormone replacement therapy. However, no similar benefits were found for men. The conclusions were drawn after analyzing data from 23,000 participants over a 17-year period. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts and beans, and lower in meat and dairy.

Read the full story: University of East Anglia
Scientific publication: Stroke