publication . Article . 2011

The mediterranean diet model in inflammatory rheumatic diseases

C. Sales; Francesca Oliviero; Paolo Spinella;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2011 Journal: Reumatismo, volume 61 (issn: 0048-7449, eissn: 2240-2683, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Abstract
The Mediterranean diet is based on a pattern of eating that’s closely tied to the Mediterranean region, which includes Greece and southern Italy. Essentially, the traditional diet emphasizes foods from plant sources, limited meat consumption, small amounts of wine and olive oil as the main fat source. The beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet has been proven not only to cardiovascular diseases but also for diabetes, obesity, arthritis and cancer. Its anti-inflammatory and protective properties are linked to the large presence of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, but especially to the constituents of extra virgin olive oil: oleic acid, phenolic co...
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free text keywords: Rheumatology, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, medicine, Arthritis, business.industry, business, Polyunsaturated fatty acid, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Mediterranean climate, Inflammatory arthritis, Mediterranean diet, Obesity, Oleic acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, Food science, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Internal medicine, lcsh:RC31-1245
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