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

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Chapter 27

Mediterranean Diet Polyphenols

Maria Annunziata Carluccio, PhD1 maria.carluccio@ifc.cnr.it; Nadia Calabriso, PhD1 nadia.calabriso@ifc.cnr.it; Egeria Scoditti, PhD1 egeria.scoditti@ifc.cnr.it; Marika Massaro, PhD1 marika.massaro@ifc.cnr.it; Raffaele De Caterina, MD, PhD2 rdecater@unich.it    1 C.N.R. Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy2 “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti, Italy

Abstract

The Mediterranean diet (MD) has become a cornerstone for the prevention of chronic disease. The MD is a plant-based diet particularly rich in phytochemicals named polyphenols. A high consumption of polyphenols has been suggested to have beneficial effects on human health. Although a single food or extract cannot replace the combination ...

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