Mediterranean food pattern and the primary prevention of chronic disease: recent developments

Nutr Rev. 2009 May:67 Suppl 1:S111-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00172.x.


Recent evidence supports the cardioprotective role of a Mediterranean food pattern. The major findings of the Greek and EPIC-Elderly cohort, the SUN study, the Medi-RIVAGE and the PREDIMED trials are reviewed. Definitive answers will come from ongoing primary prevention trials that assess clinical events as outcomes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Chronic Disease / mortality
  • Chronic Disease / prevention & control*
  • Diet, Mediterranean*
  • Humans
  • Patient Compliance
  • Public Health*