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dc.contributor.authorBach-Faig, Anna-
dc.contributor.authorBerry, Elliot M.-
dc.contributor.authorLairon, Denis-
dc.contributor.authorReguant, Joan-
dc.contributor.authorTrichopoulou, Antonia-
dc.contributor.authorDernini, Sandro-
dc.contributor.authorXavier Medina, F.-
dc.contributor.authorBattino, Maurizio-
dc.contributor.authorBelahsen, Rekia-
dc.contributor.authorMiranda, Gemma-
dc.contributor.authorSerra-Majem, Lluis-
dc.contributor.authorPiscopo, Suzanne-
dc.identifier.citationBach-Faig, A., Berry, E. M., Lairon, D., Reguant, J., Trichopoulou, A., Dernini, S., ... Serra-Majem, L. (2011). Mediterranean diet pyramid today. Science and cultural updates. Public health nutrition, 14(12A), 2274-2284.en_GB
dc.description.abstractObjective: To present the Mediterranean diet (MD) pyramid: a lifestyle for today. Design: A new graphic representation has been conceived as a simplified main frame to be adapted to the different nutritional and socio-economic contexts of the Mediterranean region. This review gathers updated recommendations considering the lifestyle, dietary, sociocultural, environmental and health challenges that the current Mediterranean populations are facing. Setting and Subjects: Mediterranean region and its populations. Results: Many innovations have arisen since previous graphical representations of the MD. First, the concept of composition of the ‘main meals’ is introduced to reinforce the plant-based core of the dietary pattern. Second, frugality and moderation is emphasised because of the major public health challenge of obesity. Third, qualitative cultural and lifestyle elements are taken into account, such as conviviality, culinary activities, physical activity and adequate rest, along with proportion and frequency recommendations of food consumption. These innovations are made without omitting other items associated with the production, selection, processing and consumption of foods, such as seasonality, biodiversity, and traditional, local and eco-friendly products. Conclusions: Adopting a healthy lifestyle and preserving cultural elements should be considered in order to acquire all the benefits from the MD and preserve this cultural heritage. Considering the acknowledgment of the MD as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO (2010), and taking into account its contribution to health and general well-being, we hope to contribute to a much better adherence to this healthy dietary pattern and its way of life with this new graphic representation.en_GB
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_GB
dc.subjectDiet -- Mediterranean Regionen_GB
dc.subjectCooking, Mediterraneanen_GB
dc.subjectNutrition -- Requirementsen_GB
dc.subjectCultural property -- Mediterranean Regionen_GB
dc.subjectLifestyles -- Health aspectsen_GB
dc.titleMediterranean diet pyramid today. Science and cultural updatesen_GB
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dc.contributor.corpauthorMediterranean Diet Foundation Expert Groupen_GB
dc.publication.titlePublic Health Nutritionen_GB
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