Mediterranean diet pyramid: a cultural model for healthy eating.

  title={Mediterranean diet pyramid: a cultural model for healthy eating.},
  author={Walter C Willett and Frank Sacks and Antonia Trichopoulou and Gary L. Drescher and Anna Ferro-Luzzi and Elisabet Helsing and Dimitirios Trichopoulos},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={61 6 Suppl},
We present a food pyramid that reflects Mediterranean dietary traditions, which historically have been associated with good health. This Mediterranean diet pyramid is based on food patterns typical of Crete, much of the rest of Greece, and southern Italy in the early 1960s, where adult life expectancy was among the highest in the world and rates of coronary heart disease, certain cancers, and other diet-related chronic diseases were among the lowest. Work in the field or kitchen resulted in a… CONTINUE READING
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