Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and survival in a Greek population.

@article{Trichopoulou2003AdherenceTA,
  title={Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and survival in a Greek population.},
  author={Antonia Trichopoulou and Tina Costacou and Christina Bamia and Dimitrios Trichopoulos},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={348 26},
  pages={
          2599-608
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may improve longevity, but relevant data are limited. METHODS We conducted a population-based, prospective investigation involving 22,043 adults in Greece who completed an extensive, validated, food-frequency questionnaire at base line. Adherence to the traditional Mediterranean diet was assessed by a 10-point Mediterranean-diet scale that incorporated the salient characteristics of this diet (range of scores, 0 to 9, with higher scores indicating… 

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