Chapter 24

The Mediterranean Diet and Body Iron Stores

Luca Mascitelli, MD1; Mark R. Goldstein, MD, FACP2; Leo R. Zacharski, MD3,4    1 Comando Brigata alpina “Julia”, Multinational Land Force, Udine, Italy2 NCH Physician Group, Naples, FL, USA3 Veterans Affairs Hospital, White River Junction, VT, USA4 Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA


Adherence to a traditional Mediterranean diet has been shown to be associated with significantly lower risk of major degenerative diseases. Evidence suggests that the cumulative action of its multiple dietary components may be substantial. Lower body iron stores, induced by components of the Mediterranean ...

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