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Food biodiversity and total and cause-specific mortality in 9 European countries: An analysis of a prospective cohort study

Dietary patterns

Key Findings of the French BioNutriNet Project on Organic Food-Based Diets: Description, Determinants, and Relationships to Health and the Environment

The association between dietary patterns and the novel inflammatory markers platelet-activating factor and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2: a systematic review

Cardiovascular disease

Targeting Cardiovascular Risk Factors Through Dietary Adaptations and Caloric Restriction Mimetics

Evaluation of health-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of undergraduate students by cardiovascular risk factors


The impact a Mediterranean Diet in the third trimester of pregnancy has on neonatal body fat percentage


Impulsiveness in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder after an 8-week intervention with the Mediterranean diet and/or omega-3 fatty acids: a randomised clinical trial


Effects of a Mediterranean diet on the development of diabetic complications: A longitudinal study from the nationwide diabetes report of the National Program for Prevention and Control of Diabetes (NPPCD 2016-2020)


Social inequality in obesity in an Eastern Mediterranean population: evidence from a national health survey in Cyprus

Ketogenic diet as an advanced option for the management of pediatric obesity

Covid 19

Exploring Household Food Dynamics During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Morocco

Mediterranean diet

Technology-based nutrition interventions using the Mediterranean diet: a systematic review

The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet is
associated with physical function and grip strength in older men and women

Mediterranean meal favorably effects postprandial oxidative stress response compared with a western meal in healthy women

Development and validation of a short culture-specific food frequency questionnaire for Greek pregnant women and their adherence to the Mediterranean diet

Diet quality

Healthy eating patterns and epigenetic measures of biological age

Liver disease

Dietary Approaches for Management of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Clinician's Guide

Other news

Following a Mediterranean Diet May Reverse Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Olive Oil’s Many Health Benefits to be Explored in Yale Symposium in Spain


In this week’s newsletter we bring to your attention a systematic review on technology-based interventions focusing on the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet). In the current global context, technologies are now offering a more practical and widely available platform for anyone with access to the internet in order to tackle the overweight and obesity pandemic. Many, however, are questioning the effectiveness of technology-based methods, emphasizing that the quality of an intervention is the most critical aspect of any clinical trial. In a final sample of 15 articles, from 11 countries, spanning between 2005 and 2020, this review found substantial evidence that technology-based interventions based on solid theoretical frameworks are successful in promoting adherence to the MedDiet. These studies report significant changes in body weight and composition, as well as changes in cardiovascular biomarkers such as total and HDL cholesterol. Furthermore, the authors identified several determinants that increase the efficacy of these technology-based interventions; these factors can be found here.

The United Nations, backed by the World Health Organization, has designated the next decade (2021-2030) as the decade for healthy ageing. Both organizations highlight the importance of lifestyles in promoting health throughout the life-course, but particularly among the elderly. Diet in particular, plays an important role for both physical and mental health. As evidenced in this report, a longitudinal association study found that a Mediterranean-Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (MIND) score was inversely associated with physical function impairment and directly associated with muscle strength; both critical factors that define healthy ageing. Additionally, yearly biological diversity of the diet was found to be inversely associated with mortality. These were the findings of a study in the EPIC cohort, which concluded that in a Pan-European cohort, mortality rate and disease specific mortality (death by cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and digestive disease) were inversely associated with the richness of a dietary pattern.
Going forward we must take advantage of new technologies, as they are proving their reliability in guiding patients to more healthful lifestyles with a particular focus on diet, which has undeniable benefits on health throughout the life-course.

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