The Value of the Mediterranean Diet for Older Adults: Emphasis on Obesity Interventions

Chapter
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Abstract

The aim of this book chapter is to describe the beneficial properties of a Mediterranean diet in regard to healthy, overweight, and obese older adults, and to summarize the characteristics, prevalence, pathophysiology, impact, and controversial nature of late life obesity.

Keywords

Mediterranean diet Weight loss intervention Older adults Obesity Aging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Study of Aging and Human DevelopmentDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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