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Mediterranean diet and prevention of coronary heart disease in the elderly

Authors Anastasios S Dontas, Nicholas S Zerefos, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Dimitrios A Valis

Published 15 April 2007 Volume 2007:2(1) Pages 109—115

Anastasios S Dontas1, Nicholas S Zerefos2, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos3, Dimitrios A Valis2

1Hellenic Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Athens, Greece; 2Nephrological Clinic, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece; 3Department of Nutrition–Dietetics,  Harokopio University, Athens, Greece; 3Nephrological Unit, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece

Abstract: There are now several scientific studies that relate this traditional dietary pattern with the incidence of coronary heart disease, various types of cancer, and other diseases. The past years have several observational and clinical studies suggested the mechanisms by which this traditional diet may affect coronary risk. This review underlines the importance of the Mediterranean dietary patterns in the prevention of coronary heart disease.

Keywords: Mediterranean diet, risk, coronary heart disease, elderly

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