Mediterranean Diet and Dietary Therapies: Food Sources, Role in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Other Health Benefits


Cedric Freeman (Editor)

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
BISAC: HEA006000

Diet is considered one of the most important lifestyle factors than can affect health. Although Mediterranean diets have long been celebrated for its beneficial effects against cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors (i.e., hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity), the past few years of research in the field suggest a favorable impact on metabolic parameters and type 2 diabetes as well. It has also shown signs of benefiting children with asthma. This book discusses the effects of the Mediterranean diet on health, and also examines dietary therapies on obesity and metabolic syndrome in adolescents. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Mediterranean Diet: Benefits on Asthma in Childhood
Patricia W. Garcia-Marcos, Rosa Pacheco-Gonzalez, Amy Norman and Luis Garcia-Marcos (Department of Pediatrics, Arrixaca University Children’s Hospital, University of Murcia, Spain)

Chapter 2. Dietary Therapies on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents: The Role of Nutrigenetic, Nutrigenomic and Food Compounds
Deborah Cristina Landi Masquio, Bárbara Dal Molin Netto, Flávia Campos Corgosinho and Ana R. Dâmaso (Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Post-Graduate Program of Nutrition, São Paulo-SP, Brasil)

Chapter 3. Your Choice Could Determine Your Life Expectancy: Lifestyle and Arterial Stiffness
Asako Zempo-Miyaki and Seiji Maeda (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Ryutsu Keizai University and Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Chapter 4. Mediterranean Diet and Primary Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus
Efi Koloverou and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos (School of Health, Science and Education, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 5. Consumption of Oleic Acid in Mediterranean Countries and Its Potential Health Effects
Igor Pravst, PhD (Nutrition Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)


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