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Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet in the Elderly Patient

  • Antonio Capurso
  • Gaetano Crepaldi
  • Cristiano Capurso

Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 1-9
  3. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 11-21
  4. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 23-55
  5. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 57-79
  6. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 81-95
  7. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 97-113
  8. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 115-138
  9. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 139-172
  10. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 173-229
  11. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 231-261
  12. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 263-284
  13. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 285-324
  14. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 325-352
  15. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 353-399
  16. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 401-415
  17. Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
    Pages 417-439

About this book

Introduction

This book illustrates the role of Mediterranean diet in connection with well-being and particularly its impact on health and elderly care, as well as on the mechanisms of aging. 

Aging is a natural process of human life. The knowledge that a healthy dietary regimen like the Mediterranean diet can effectively prevent or delay many diseases typically affecting aging people may help to better manage the aging process. From this point of view, knowledge of the numerous benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet may effectively promote better management of the burden of elderly care.

As early as the 1950s, Ancel Keys pointed out the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet in helping to control, and possibly avoid, myocardial infarction and/or cholesterol metabolism. Quite soon after the first studies were published, it became clear that the Mediterranean diet was beneficial not only in connection with cardiovascular disease but also many other diseases, from diabetes to hypertension, from cancer and thrombosis to neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia. 

Examining those benefits in detail, this book offers a valuable educational tool for young professionals and caregivers, as well as for students and trainees in Geriatrics and Nutrition.

Keywords

Successful aging Diet in the elderly Antioxidants in the elderly Healthy aging Olive oil benefits

Authors and affiliations

  • Antonio Capurso
    • 1
  • Gaetano Crepaldi
    • 2
  • Cristiano Capurso
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineSchool of Medicine, University of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical ScienceCNR Neuroscience InstitutePaduaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Medical and Surgical SciencesSchool of Medicine, University of FoggiaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78084-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78083-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78084-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6060
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6079
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