The Historical Origins and Composition of Mediterranean Diet

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


Around the year 1000 AD, the eating habits of the European continent and of the Mediterranean area could be referred mainly to two well-defined models, which in turn derived from the two main European civilizations: the “classical” civilization and the “barbarian” civilization, which were very different one from the other and had been for a long time strongly pitted against each other.


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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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