Sounds familiar, right? You already knew about this study, right? Wrong.
The findings... were based on the first major clinical trial to measure the diet’s effect on heart risks. The magnitude of the diet’s benefits startled experts. The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue...
Until now, evidence that the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of heart disease was weak, based mostly on studies showing that people from Mediterranean countries seemed to have lower rates of heart disease — a pattern that could have been attributed to factors other than diet.
Bethany Jean Clement, who is sitting next to me as I type, was just put on the spot for some Mediterranean-restaurant recommendations in Seattle. Off the top of her head:
• Golden Beetle, Maria Hines's restaurant in Ballard
• Vios on Capitol Hill and in Vios in Ravenna
• "People love Yanni's in Greenwood but I've never been there, and same with Gorgeous George's in Greenwood"