Population health and Mediterranean diet in southern Mediterranean countries.

  title={Population health and Mediterranean diet in southern Mediterranean countries.},
  author={Rekia Belahsen and Mohamed Amine Rguibi},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  volume={9 8A},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In recent decades, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders has increased worldwide; the objective here is to describe the situation in southern Mediterranean countries. RESULTS Data derived from surveys in the region countries showed that in 2002 more than 60% of all deaths in the southern Mediterranean region are attributed to NCDs. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) caused from about 34.3 to 52% of all… CONTINUE READING
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