Mediterranean diet and prevention of coronary heart disease in the elderly

Clin Interv Aging. 2007;2(1):109-15. doi: 10.2147/ciia.2007.2.1.109.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Coronary Disease / mortality
  • Coronary Disease / prevention & control*
  • Diet, Mediterranean*
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors