Category Archives: Mediterranean Diet

The Heart Healthy Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is the traditional diet consumed by the populations living around the Mediterranean Sea. The diet consists of unprocessed and unrefined whole cereal grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, red wine, olive oil, olives and dairy including milk and … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet Against Depression and Anxiety

The Mediterranean diet is a diet associated with the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. The diet varies slightly with geographical region, but is broadly similar. The diet consists of olives, olive oil, vegetables and fruits, meat in the form of … Continue reading

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Acylcarnitines: A Risk Factor For Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is a treatable and even reversible condition. Treatment and reversal however requires that the disease is identified before large scale damage is done. The longer the disease is allowed to develop, the less that chance there exists that … Continue reading

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Diet Quality Affects Cancer Risk

There is a large body of evidence that high quality diets protect from disease. Put another way, there is a substantial body of evidence that low quality diets are a causative factor in disease. In particular, low quality Western type … Continue reading

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More on the Health Effects of the Mediterranean Diet

The link between diet and health is well established. The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern associated with areas geographically adjacent to the Mediterranean sea. Anecdotally Mediterranean populations enjoy improved health compared to the populations of central and Northern Europe … Continue reading

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Can Alcohol Be Part of A Healthy Diet?

Evidence suggest that diet quality plays a significant role in the prevention of disease. High quality diets are now linked to protection from Western lifestyle diseases. Defining the composition of a healthy diet however, is difficult, because nutrition is highly … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet

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Traditional Diets and Abdominal Obesity

Abdominal obesity is a condition that describes the accumulation of body fat in the viscera. Abdominal obesity causes an increase in the waist circumference and often a general increase in body weight. Studies show that insulin resistance and the metabolic … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet Reduces Mortality

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