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

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Chapter 52

Information, Culture and Socioeconomics as Determinants of Adherence to Mediterranean Diet

Marialaura Bonaccio marialaura.bonaccio@neuromed.it; Americo Bonanni bonanni@filemazio.net; Maria Benedetta Donati, MD, PhD mariabenedetta.donati@neuromed.it; Giovanni de Gaetano, MD, PhD; Licia Iacoviello, MD, PhD    IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo NEUROMED, Pozzilli, Italy.

Abstract

Despite it having been proven to be strongly associated with a reduction of major chronic diseases (coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and neurodegenerative disease), the Mediterranean diet is disappearing from the dietary habits of people. The reasons for this have been ascribed to a wide panel of factors, and among them socioeconomic aspects have ...

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