• Pasquale Strazzullo
  • Alfonso Siani


The expression Mediterranean diet, found more and more often in the medical literature in recent years, is unfortunately vague and its definition largely incomplete, as pointed out by Ferro-Luzzi and Sette (1989). There are, in fact, several dietary patterns in the Mediterranean area that differ in many respects. For practical reasons in this paper in speaking of the Mediterranean diet, we shall refer to the most prevalent dietary pattern in southern Italy in the early 1960s (Cresta et al. 1969), according to Ferro-Luzzi and Sette (1989).


Mediterranean Diet Potassium Intake Dietary Fiber Intake Dietary Potassium Italian National Research Council 


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