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The Mediterranean Diet by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 10

Genomic Determinants of Mediterranean Diet Success

Keith Grimaldi, PhD1 keith.grimaldi@gmail.com; Antonio Paoli, MD, BSc2 antonio.paoli@unipd.it    1 National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece.2 University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Abstract

The Mediterranean diet is recognized as one of the most healthy in the world, and variations of it seem to be the most successful nutritional regimens for reducing cardiovascular risk factors. But what is the Mediterranean diet? Is it the same for everyone? The answer to the first question is exhaustively treated by other contributors to this book. To answer the second question, this chapter looks at recent nutrigenomic research applied to the Mediterranean diet. It is divided into ...

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