Mediterranean Diet

Dietary Guidelines and Impact on Health and Disease

  • Donato F. Romagnolo
  • Ornella I. Selmin

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle in a World Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lluis Serra-Majem, Antonia Trichopoulou
      Pages 3-14
    3. Donato F. Romagnolo, Ornella I. Selmin
      Pages 15-26
  3. Historical, Behavioral, and Geographical Perspective on the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle

  4. Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle for Health Promotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Mariette Gerber, Richard Hoffman
      Pages 71-88
    3. Francesco Sofi, Alessia Fabbri, Alessandro Casini
      Pages 89-96
    4. Brandon J. Sumpio, Alfredo C. Cordova, Bauer E. Sumpio
      Pages 97-108
    5. Golandam Khayef, Joan Sabaté
      Pages 109-120
    6. Jessica A. Martinez, Hector C. Keun, Alexandros P. Siskos
      Pages 121-137
  5. Aging and Cancer Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Ornella I. Selmin, Alberto P. G. Romagnolo, Donato F. Romagnolo
      Pages 153-164
    3. Cynthia A. Thomson, Nicole R. Stendell-Hollis
      Pages 165-179
    4. Micah G. Donovan, Ornella I. Selmin, Tom C. Doetschman, Donato F. Romagnolo
      Pages 181-201
  6. Building a Mediterranean-Like Pyramid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Melanie D. Hingle, Deepika R. Laddu, Scott B. Going
      Pages 219-228
    3. Michelle A. Briggs, Jennifer A. Fleming, Penny M. Kris-Etherton
      Pages 239-259
    4. Ornella I. Selmin, Donato F. Romagnolo
      Pages 261-273
    5. Donato F. Romagnolo, Kelly A. Jackson, Patricia L. Sparks, Ornella I. Selmin
      Pages 275-288
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-321

About this book


This text is an especially timely new text as the number of studies focusing on the impact of the Mediterranean diet on disease prevention increases every year. The fundamental question addressed in this text is how food components and behavior of the Mediterranean diet reduce the risk of chronic diseases. In-depth chapters provide an overview of preclinical and clinical studies on Mediterranean dietary patterns, food components and lifestyle and their impact on health and disease. Large-scale “omic” approaches are highlighted to educate the reader about the molecular mechanisms through which specific components of the Mediterranean diet improves health and the opportunities and challenges for translating into practice the food recommendations of the Mediterranean pyramid. The volume concludes with information about the nutritional adequacy of Mediterranean foods and provides selected recipes.

Mediterranean Diet: Impact on Health and Disease will be of great interest to students, clinicians, and scientists engaged in promoting health through nutrition and physical activity.  


Cardiovascular disease Epigenetics Metabolic syndrome Nutrigenomics Obesity Inflammatory Bowel Disease Colon Cancer Breast Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Donato F. Romagnolo
    • 1
  • Ornella I. Selmin
    • 2
  1. 1.Room 303TucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nutritional SciencesThe Univ of Arizona Cancer CenterTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27967-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27969-5
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