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

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Chapter 25

The Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet

Antonio Paoli, MD, BSc antonio.paoli@unipd.it; Gerardo Bosco, MD, PhD    University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Abstract

Although there is common agreement about the concept that exercise and diet are two key factors for body weight control, the ideal amount and type of exercise and, more important, the ideal diet for weight control are still under debate. A widely accepted nutritional regime is the Mediterranean diet, which has evident health benefits. Nevertheless, some researchers pointed out that it is possible that its effects are caused by lifestyle factors other than the simple macronutrient composition of the diet. These lifestyle factors may contribute significantly to the health benefits, ...

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