Healthy We already know that a Mediterranean diet — which involves the consumption of fish, nuts, vegetables, and fruits — is good for the heart. Now, research suggests the diet can also help reduce the risk of diabetes.

A new report from the Harokopio University in Athens, Greece, says adhering to the Mediterranean diet can actually lower the risk of developing diabetes by 21 per cent. Even more impressive may be this: among those people at risk for heart disease, the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of diabetes by 27 per cent.

The report, which will be discussed at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C., this weekend, is based on studies of 162,000 people based in a number of different countries.

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