Chapter 2

Nutritional Adequacy of the Mediterranean Diet

Itandehui Castro-Quezada, MSc1,2 itandehuicastro@correo.ugr.es; Blanca Román-Viñas, MD, PhD2,3 blancaRV@blanquerna.url.edu; Lluís Serra-Majem, MD, PhD1,2,3 lserra@dcc.ulpgc.es    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.

Abstract

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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