Posts Tagged ‘Mediterranean diet’

Swedish Children Most Mediterranean

June 20th, 2014

You heard that right! Dr. Gianluca Tognon of the University of Gothenburg and colleagues have found that, across 8 countries, children who were highly adherent to the Mediterranean were less likely to be overweight or obese than those who were lease adherent. Data were based on surveys of parents.  Sweden and Italy ranked the highest while Cyprus was the lowest ranked country.

The irony is that the Eastern Mediterranean Region has one of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the world, according to the World Health Organization.


Dietary Intervention

September 27th, 2009


Portion control The influence of food portion size and energy dens…[Am J Clin Nutr. 2005] – PubMed Result

Diets are not the answerMedicare’s search for effective obesity treatments…[Am Psychol. 2007] – PubMed Result

Low-carbohydrate diets, obesity, and metabolic ris…[Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2007] – PubMed Result

Comparison of a very low-carbohydrate and low-fat …[J Am Coll Nutr. 2004] – PubMed Result

Efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets: a s…[JAMA. 2003] – PubMed Result

The role of dietary fat in body fatness: evidence …[Br J Nutr. 2000] – PubMed Result

Low-fat diets and energy balance: how does the evi…[Proc Nutr Soc. 2002] – PubMed Result

NIH: Very low calorie diets WIN – Publication – Very-Low-Calorie Diets

Health benefits of dietary fiber. [Nutr Rev. 2009] – PubMed Result

Position of the American Dietetic Association: hea…[J Am Diet Assoc. 2008] – PubMed Result

The Mediterranean Diet is widely promoted for its healthful outcomes which is supported in this review article Adherence to Mediterranean diet and health status:…[BMJ. 2008] – PubMed Result

Information on portion sizes Smallstep Adult and Teen; NHLBI-Portion Distortion Quiz

Routes to obesity Routes to obesity: phenotypes, food choices and ac…[Br J Nutr. 2000] – PubMed Result

High-fat and low-fat (behavioural) phenotypes: bio…[Proc Nutr Soc. 1999] – PubMed Result

Popular diets: correlation to health, nutrition, a…[J Am Diet Assoc. 2001] – PubMed Result

Dietary approaches that delay age-related diseases. [Clin Interv Aging. 2006] – PubMed Result

What are the long-term benefits of weight reducing…[J Hum Nutr Diet. 2004] – PubMed Result

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Diets of Americans need improvement:

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Heard of the DASH diet? Here it is: Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH, NHLBI

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Take the portion distortion test: NHLBI-Portion Distortion Quiz

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Type of vegetarian diet, body weight, and prevalen…[Diabetes Care. 2009] – PubMed Result

Vegetarian diets and weight status. [Nutr Rev. 2006] – PubMed Result