The Mediterranean Diet with plenty of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grains and olive oil and an average amount of meat and protein has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack, strokes, and diabetes. In addition the latest studies also show that the Mediterranean diet decrease volume of brain loss as we age. It decreases the shrinkage of the brain by about a half. We’ve ll wondered what we can do to prevent/minimize dementia, well here’a a partial answer. So, the Mediterranean diet will not only decrease the risk of cardiac events, strokes, diabetes and now dementia. What are we waiting for? Just Do It.