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Diet as a Risk Factor for Early-Onset Colorectal Adenoma and Carcinoma: A Systematic Review

Mediterranean Dietary Pattern is Associated with Lower Odds of Gastric Cancer: A Case-Control Study

Cardiovascular disease / Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver

Impact of Physical Activity Differences Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Parameters in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome

Exploring the Path of Mediterranean Diet, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Inflammation towards 10-Year Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk: The ATTICA Study 10-Year Follow-Up (2002-2012)

The Role of Macronutrients in the Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in the Paediatric Population -A Review

Impulsive Personality Traits Predicted Weight Loss in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes after 3 Years of Lifestyle Interventions

Mediterranean Diet: The Beneficial Effects of Lycopene in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Diet and vascular risk

Clinician Perspectives of Barriers and Enablers to Implementing the Mediterranean Dietary Pattern in Routine Care for Coronary Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Interview Study

Women’s health

Diet quality predicts hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Asian and Pacific Islander Cohort

Association among Premenstrual Syndrome, Dietary Patterns, and Adherence to Mediterranean Diet

Is there any association between adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Dietary Total Antioxidant Capacity with Bacterial Vaginosis? Results from a Case-Control study

Children and adolescents

The Effect of Weaning with Adult Food Typical of the Mediterranean Diet on Taste Development and Eating Habits of Children: A Randomized Trial

Mediterranean Diet in Developmental Age: A Narrative Review of Current Evidences and Research Gaps

Mediterranean Diet Adherence, Body Mass Index and Emotional Intelligence in Primary Education Students-An Explanatory Model as a Function of Weekly Physical Activity

Adherence to Mediterranean diet associated with health-related quality of life in children and adolescents: a systematic review

Early Nutrition and Later Excess Adiposity during Childhood: A Narrative Review

Elderly and life expectancy

The association between Mediterranean diet adherence and allostatic load in older adults

Adherence to a Mediterranean Diet Pattern, Physical Activity, and Physical Self-Concept in Spanish Older Adults

MedDiet adherence score for the association between inflammatory markers and cognitive performance in the elderly: a study of the NHANES 2011-2014

Gut Microbiota Markers and Dietary Habits Associated with Extreme Longevity in Healthy Sardinian Centenarian

Association between the Mediterranean Diet Score and Healthy Life Expectancy: A Global Comparative Study

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and incident frailty: Results from a longitudinal study

Diet and physical activity

How Diet and Physical Activity Modulate Gut Microbiota: Evidence, and Perspectives

Mediterranean Diet and Physical Activity as Healthy Lifestyles for Human Health

Physical activity and its association with Mediterranean diet patterns among Spanish university students

Dietary Approaches and Health Outcomes: An Evidence Analysis Center Scoping Review

Food labeling

Assessment of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Lebanese shoppers towards food labeling: The first steps in the Nutri-score roadmap

Diet definition

Plant-based diets: a review of the definitions and nutritional role in the adult diet

Culturally adapting the Mediterranean Diet pattern - a way of promoting more "sustainable" dietary change?

Basic research

Innovative Use of Olive, Winery and Cheese Waste By-Products as Functional Ingredients in Broiler Nutrition

Accumulations and temporal trends of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in olive tree components

Other news


We already know that the Mediterranean diet is one of the diets with the most proven health benefits and is therefore recommended in many countries, whether or not they belong to the Mediterranean area. One of today's studies presents, precisely, the adherence to this diet in different countries and their healthy life expectancy. It is an ecological study, with all the limitations it entails, but it can serve as a summary of the effects of this dietary pattern. After adjusting for several confounding variables and with a 10-year follow-up, these researchers determined that greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was significantly associated with extending healthy life expectancy. To study the Mediterranean diet they used the Mediterranean Diet Score, but replacing the point given for the ratio between monounsaturated and saturated fats with olive oil consumption, since it is the main source of this type of healthy fats.
In addition, we wanted to highlight that, although it is never too late to join this dietary pattern, the earlier you start the better, and in this week's newsletter we have several articles with the benefits of this diet in childhood and adolescence. A narrative review on adherence to the Mediterranean Diet in the developmental age concludes that this dietary pattern seems to be associated with better pediatric outcomes in all age ranges, including also that of the mother before and during pregnancy. Specifically, they point to the effect of olive oil in the prevention of gestational diabetes and low height for gestational age. However, they also point out the lack of scientific evidence in relation to the age group in which weaning occurs, that is, between 6 months and one year of life. Precisely that is the age group studied in a randomized trial included among this week's articles. This study involved 394 healthy infants who were followed from 4-6 months of age up to 36 months. After follow-up, the authors concluded that weaning with adult food typical of the Mediterranean diet can become an early nutritional education strategy to develop a healthy microbiota, prevent chronic inflammatory diseases and improve the eating habits of children and their families.

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