Chapter 12

Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet in North Africa

Karima El Rhazi, MD, PhD1; Vanessa Garcia-Larsen, PhD2; Chakib Nejjari, MD, PhD1    1 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine of Fes, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdillah, Fes, Morocco.2 Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK.


The Mediterranean diet (MD) has long been considered healthy. Although some of the earliest reports describing its key components date back to the seventeenth century, there is still no consensus on its definition. ...

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