Mediterranean diet may offset genetic risk for stroke

Compared to a low-fat diet, eating fish and olive oil improved health

By Tina Hesman Saey, 17:51 PM August 12, 2013

Eating a fish-rich diet may help counteract some bad effects of having a genetic variant linked to diabetes, a new study suggests.

A common variation of the gene called TCF7L2 has been linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The variant, known as the T form, may also raise the risk of heart disease and stroke, but studies have had mixed results. Part of the uncertainty may stem from people’s diets, a study published August 13 in Diabetes Care suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from mo...

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