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Judith E. Brown
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Eating a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with lower CVD mortality in older adults.

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Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Eating a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with

lower CVD mortality in older adults” is true or false.

Introduction: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a large class of diseases that include heart failure, coronary heart disease, hypertension, and stroke which rises with the increasing age. Mediterranean style diet refers to heart healthy diet that includes food staples of an individual who lives around the mediterranean sea region.

Explanation

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in old age include age, family history, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, physical inactivity, obesity, diet, and smoking. Mediterranean diet helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases. The diet is associated with a lower level of oxidised Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholestrol or bad cholestrol which is deposited in arteries...

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