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Beneficial health effects of Mediterranean Diet

The fact that this diet has considerable beneficial health effects constitutes a ‘natural experiment’ . The traditional Mediterranean diet is the dietary pattern prevailing among the people of the olive tree-growing areas of the Mediterranean basin before the mid-1960s. Before globalization it has made its influence on lifestyle, including diet. Key determinants of the traditional Mediterranean diet have been climate, flora and hardship, the latter discouraging import or consumption of ...