© 2012

The Mediterranean Diet

A Clinician’s Guide for Patient Care


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Basics of a Mediterranean Diet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 3-6
    3. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 7-16
  3. Effects on Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 27-40
    3. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 41-45
    4. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 47-51
    5. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 57-59
  4. Weight Loss and Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 63-99
  5. Macronutrients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 105-125
    3. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 127-139
    4. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 141-152
    5. Eric Zacharias
      Pages 153-159
  6. Adopting a Mediterranean Diet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161

About this book


Over the past several years there has been increasing information in the medical literature regarding the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet.  Clinicians may not be informed on advances in nutrition, and studies have demonstrated that they do not spend much time discussing food as a means for promoting health with patients.  The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician's Guide for Patient Care is an essential new volume that serves as an update and a reference for clinicians on the Mediterranean diet.  Specific diseases and the effects the Mediterranean diet have on them are outlined.  Diseases and conditions that are outlined include heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, depression, cancer, allergies, asthma, arthritis and diabetes.  A detailed analysis of the specific nutrients in a Mediterranean diet and the food groups containing them is also included.  A useful guide containing daily meal plans and an extensive recipe section prepared by a team of dieticians can be found in the patient resources section.  The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician's Guide for Patient Care provides a useful summary of the constituent components and health benefits of a Mediterranean diet to health professionals.


Alcohol Allergies Alzheimer's disease Asthma Cancer Diabetes Disease prevention Fats and oils, healthy and unhealthy Fish and fish oil Fruits and vegetables Heart disease Immunologic conditions Meat Organic Protein sources Salt Stroke Vegetarianism Vitamins, minerals and supplements Weight loss Whole grains, other carbohydrate sources, and fiber

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Boulder Medical Center, Department of MedicineUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences CBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Mediterranean Diet
  • Book Subtitle A Clinician’s Guide for Patient Care
  • Authors Eric Zacharias
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-3325-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-3326-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Primary Care Medicine
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