Looking for yet more reason to include fruits, veggies, whole grains and olive oil (and less red meat) in your diet? The NU-AGE project of the European Union has new data to support the health value of a Mediterranean style diet. Research carried out by the project, focusing on how to improve quality of life for the over 65 population of the EU, demonstrated decreasing levels of an inflammatory marker, C-reactive protein, from the study enrollees who were on this diet. This protein is one of the main inflammatory markers linked to the aging process. The research also showed that people on this diet who suffer from osteoporosis had a reduced rate of bone loss. So sprinkle on the olive oil and Read This.