Chapter 2

Nutritional Adequacy of the Mediterranean Diet

Itandehui Castro-Quezada, MSc1,2; Blanca Román-Viñas, MD, PhD2,3; Lluís Serra-Majem, MD, PhD1,2,3    1 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.2 CIBER Fisiopatologia Obesidad y Nutrición, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Lourdes, Spain.3 Fundación para la Investigación Nutricional, University of Barcelona Science Park, Barcelona, Spain.


In recent years there has been an increased interest in finding a dietary pattern that satisfies a population’s nutritional requirements. The Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) encapsulates a beneficial fatty acid profile with high ...

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