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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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Composition of The Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean Diet Improves Body Composition

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Adherence To The Mediterranean Diet Reduces Mortality

The Mediterranean diet is a traditional diet eaten by populations that inhabit the regions around the Mediterranean sea. The diet consists largely of unrefined and minimally processed plant foods, along with dairy foods, eggs, poultry, red wine and occasional red … Continue reading

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What Is The Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is the dietary pattern of eating associated with Crete, much of Greece, Southern Italy, Southern France and parts of North Africa prior to the early 1960’s. Studies of such populations have shown that they have a longer … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet Protects From Weight Gain

Traditional diets are diets that have been historically eaten by particular populations around the World. These diets tends to have changed little over time and reflect the types of foods available in the local environments of the populations. Traditional diets … Continue reading

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