Greek Orthodox fasting rituals: a hidden characteristic of the Mediterranean diet of Crete.

  title={Greek Orthodox fasting rituals: a hidden characteristic of the Mediterranean diet of Crete.},
  author={Katerina Sarri and Manolis Linardakis and Frosso N Bervanaki and Nikolaos E. Tzanakis and Anthony George Kafatos},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={92 2},
The longevity and excellent health status of the population of Crete has been attributed to its lifestyle and dietary habits. The impact of Greek Orthodox Christian Church fasting on these dietary habits has never been studied. One hundred and twenty Greek Orthodox Christians living in Crete participated in a 1-year prospective study. One half of the subjects, who fasted regularly (fasters), and sixty non-faster controls were followed longitudinally for the three main fasting periods over 1… CONTINUE READING
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