The Mediterranean diet : an evidenced based approach
- edited by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson.
- London, England : Elsevier : AP, 2015.
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- 1 online resource (699 pages) : illustrations, maps, tables
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Front Cover; The Mediterranean Diet: An Evidence-Based Approach; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface;
- Section 1: The Mediterranean Diet: Concepts and General Aspects;
- Chapter 1: On the Origins and Evolution of the Mediterranean Diet; Introduction; Geographic and Evolutionary History; Origins of the Mediterranean Diet and the Biblical Diet; Mediterranean Lifestyle; Components of the Original Mediterranean Diet; The Biblical Seven Species; Grains; Olives; Dates; Pomegranates; Figs; Grapes; Additional Biblical Foods; Carob; Nuts; Conclusion; Summary Points; References.
- Chapter 2: Nutritional Adequacy of the Mediterranean DietIntroduction; Nutritional Adequacy and Public Health; Methods of Assessing Nutritional Adequacy; Mediterranean Diet, Western Diet, and Nutritional Adequacy; Mediterranean Diet in Children and Nutritional Adequacy; Summary Points; References;
- Chapter 3: Agricultural Practices in the Mediterranean: A Case Study in Southern Spain; Introduction; Environmental and Cultural Drivers Shaping Traditional Agricultural Landscapes; Recent Trends in Agricultural Practices: Intensification Versus Extensification.
- The Extensive Iberian Pig Production in Dehesa Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral SystemsThe Olive Grove System; The Greenhouse Vegetable Agro Industry; Summary Points; References;
- Chapter 4: The Mediterranean Diet as an Intangible and Sustainable Food Culture; Introduction; MD: An Intangible Cultural Heritage; MD and Health; MD and Sustainable Environment; The New MD Pyramid; Cultural and Lifestyle Aspects; Final Considerations; Summary Points; References;
- Chapter 5: The Mediterranean Diet and Mortality; Introduction; A Systematic Review Process to Uncover the Link Between Diet and Mortality.
- Assessing Level of Adherence to the MDThe Relationship Between the MD and Mortality; The Magnitude of the Protective Effect; Cause-Specific Mortality; CVD Mortality; Cancer Mortality; Mortality from Other Causes; The Benefits of the MD in Non-Mediterranean Populations; Relative Importance of Individual Components of the MD on Mortality; Methodological Considerations when Investigating the Link Between the MD and Mortality; Final Comments; Summary Points; References;
- Chapter 6: Mediterranean Diet and Quality of Life; Introduction; Quality of Life; Quality of Life Measurement.
- Mediterranean DietMediterranean Diet and Quality of Life; Summary Points; References;
- Chapter 7: Mediterranean Diet in Children and Adolescents; Introduction; MD Indices and Adherence Rates in Children and Adolescents; MD and Nutritional Adequacy in Children and Adolescents; The Relationship of the MD with Childhood Obesity; Health Effects of the MD in Children and Adolescents; Influence of the MD on Asthma in Children; The Association of the MD with BP Levels and Cardiovascular System Risk Factors; Health-Related Quality of Life and the Relationship with the MD; Summary Points; References.
The Mediterranean Diet offers researchers and clinicians a single authoritative source which outlines many of the complex features of the Mediterranean diet: ranging from supportive evidence and epidemiological studies, to the antioxidant properties of individual components. This book embraces a holistic approach and effectively investigates the Mediterranean diet from the cell to the nutritional well-being of geographical populations. This book represents essential reading for researchers and practicing clinicians in nutrition, dietetics, endocrinology, and public health, as well as researchers, such as molecular or cellular biochemists, interested in lipids, metabolism, and obesity. * Presents one comprehensive, translational source for all aspects of how the Mediterranean diet plays a role in disease prevention and health* Experts in nutrition, diet, and endocrinology (from all areas of academic and medical research) take readers from the bench research (cellular and biochemical mechanisms of vitamins and nutrients) to new preventive and therapeutic approaches* Features a unique section on novel nutraceuticals and edible plants used in the Mediterranean region.
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