• Antonio Capurso
  • Gaetano Crepaldi
  • Cristiano Capurso
Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)


Cereals have been the staple food in most population worldwide from time immemorial. In Mediterranean diet, cereals represent the main source of daily caloric intake. In a study conducted in eight Italian cities [1] where dietary habits of an elderly population (65–84 years) were investigated with a 7-day questionnaire, 47–50% of daily caloric intake resulted to be derived from cereals (bread and pasta), 30% from extra virgin olive oil, and 15% from proteins, mainly vegetal proteins (see Chap.  1, Fig.  1.3, this book).


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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 InstitutePadovaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Medical and Surgical SciencesSchool of Medicine, University of FoggiaFoggiaItaly

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