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If you're looking for ways to eat healthier, consider a traditional Mediterranean diet.
"Research has found that such a diet can provide big health benefits including reducing your risk for heart disease," said Dr. Alan Bier, a board-certified cardiovascular disease physician at Sharp Rees-Stealy.
Heart Health and More
A Mediterranean diet can decrease your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, stabilize blood sugar levels and lower your risk for heart disease and certain types of cancer. A Mediterranean diet has been found to be more effective in reducing total cholesterol for overweight individuals than a low-fat diet.
"The Mediterranean diet focuses less on meats and carbohydrates and more on plant-based foods and monounsaturated fats, which don't raise blood cholesterol levels like saturated fats," Dr. Bier said.
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For more information about Sharp's weight management services or to find a San Diego doctor, search for a Sharp Rees-Stealy physician or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or send us an email.
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