Mediterranean Region

Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

BACKGROUND: In studies from Italy and Greece, a Mediterranean dietary pattern was shown to favorably affect life expectancy in the elderly population. This pattern is thought to reduce the risk of cancer in addition to being cardioprotective.

Author(s): 
Lasheras, C.
Fernandez, S.
Patterson, A. M.
Publication Title: 
The British Journal of Nutrition

Mortality statistics from the WHO database covering the period 1960 to 1990 have provided intriguing evidence that something unusual has been affecting in a beneficial way the health of the Mediterranean population. In recent papers, which evaluated the evidence accumulated over the last three decades, it was concluded that the traditional Mediterranean diet meets several important criteria for a healthy diet. Direct evidence in support of the beneficial properties of the Mediterranean diet has also become available.

Author(s): 
Trichopoulou, A.
Vasilopoulou, E.
Publication Title: 
Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases: NMCD

Mortality statistics from the World Health Organization have provided early evidence that diet in the Mediterranean countries has been affecting the health of the respective populations and, in particular, their coronary health. Keys (1) has taken the lead arguing that the traditional Mediterranean diet has beneficial effects on health. Recent studies, capturing the evidence accumulated over the last three decades, have documented that the traditional Mediterranean diet meets several important criteria for a healthy diet.

Author(s): 
Trichopoulou, A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

During the years 2003-2005, a comparative ethnobotanical field survey was conducted on remedies used in traditional animal healthcare in eight Mediterranean areas. The study sites were selected within the EU-funded RUBIA project, and were as follows: the upper Kelmend Province of Albania; the Capannori area in Eastern Tuscany and the Bagnocavallo area of Romagna, Italy; Cercle de Ouezanne, Morocco; Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Natural Park in the province of Huelva, Spain; the St.

Author(s): 
Pieroni, Andrea
Giusti, Maria Elena
de Pasquale, Caterina
Lenzarini, Cinzia
Censorii, Eleonora
Gonzáles-Tejero, María Reyes
Sánchez-Rojas, Cristina Patricia
Ramiro-Gutiérrez, Jose M.
Skoula, Melpomeni
Johnson, Chris
Sarpaki, Anaya
Della, Athena
Paraskeva-Hadijchambi, Demetra
Hadjichambis, Andreas
Hmamouchi, Mohammed
El-Jorhi, Said
El-Demerdash, Mohamed
El-Zayat, Mustafa
Al-Shahaby, Omar
Houmani, Zahia
Scherazed, Mekious
Publication Title: 
Nutrition Journal

BACKGROUND: Studies exploring the role of diet during pregnancy are still scarce, in part due to the complexity of measuring diet and to the lack of valid instruments. The aim of this study was to examine the reproducibility and validity (against biochemical biomarkers) of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in pregnant women. METHODS: Participants were 740 pregnant women from a population-based birth cohort study in Valencia (INMA Study).

Author(s): 
Vioque, Jesús
Navarrete-Muñoz, Eva-María
Gimenez-Monzó, Daniel
García-de-la-Hera, Manuela
Granado, Fernando
Young, Ian S.
Ramón, Rosa
Ballester, Ferran
Murcia, Mario
Rebagliato, Marisa
Iñiguez, Carmen
INMA-Valencia Cohort Study
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