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By Robert Luby, MD
From a scientific point of view, the Mediterranean Diet (MD) is the most-studied of any dietary plan. Research has shown that adherence to the MD may reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality (death from heart disease), the incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and the risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. All told this leads to lower overall mortality, or stated positively, a longer life expectancy.