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

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Chapter 35

Mediterranean Diet and the Postprandial State

A Focus on Lipemia, Glycemia, and Thrombosis

Paraskevi Detopoulou, PhD1 viviandeto@yahoo.gr; Elizabeth Fragopoulou, PhD2 efragop@hua.gr; Tzortzis Nomikos, PhD2 tnomikos@hua.gr; Smaragdi Antonopoulou, PhD2    1 General Hospital Korgialenio-Benakio, Athens, Greece2 Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Abstract

Deregulation of postprandial metabolism coupled with high spikes of glucose, lipids, and thrombotic factors is considered as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The Mediterranean diet (MD) has been connected to reduced mortality and cardiovascular disease. Among the potential mechanisms that may explain the health benefits of MD, the improvement of postprandial ...

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