The Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease Through The Mediterranean Diet by Almudena Sánchez Villega

The Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease Through The Mediterranean Diet

byAlmudena Sánchez Villega, Ana Sanchez-taínta

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The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease through the Mediterranean Dietpresents dietary habits that will have maximum impact on cardiovascular health and other major chronic diseases. Data collected through the results of large clinical trials, such as PREDIMED, one of the longest trials ever conducted, has allowed researchers to conclude that the Mediterranean Diet provides the best evidence for health benefits.

Studies have shown that the Mediterranean Diet is able to reduce the risk of cardiovascular hard clinical events by 30%. This book explores the components of this diet, including the consumption of extra virgin olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, poultry and red wine for optimal health benefits.



  • Analyzes the results of clinical trials that show that a healthy dietary pattern can prevent cardiovascular and other major chronic diseases
  • Explores the components of The Mediterranean Diet in detail, allowing practitioners to pass this understanding on to patients for optimal health benefits
  • Contains recipes, including modified versions for special populations or different cultures

About The Author

Dr. Almudena Sanchez-Villegas is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Las Palmas. She is the author of more than 40 book chapters and co-editor of textbooks of Biostatistics and Public Health. She has written more than 80 scientific articles, editorials and letters in international peer-reviewed journ...

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Title:The Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease Through The Mediterranean DietFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012811259X

ISBN - 13:9780128112595

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Table of Contents

1. A Healthy Diet for Your Heart and Your Brain 2. Dietary Patterns 3. Epidemiological and Nutritional Methods 4. Not All Fats are Unhealthy 5. Virgin Olive Oil: A Mediterranean Diet Essential 6. A Small Handful of Mixed Nuts 7. Fruits and Vegetables 8. Cereals and Legumes: Provides a High Quality Source of Proteins and Fiber 9. More Fish, Less Meat 10. Red Wine Moderate Consumption and at Mealtimes 11. The Mediterranean Life Style: Not Only Diet But Also Socializing and Physical Activity 12. The Mediterranean Cook: Recipes for All Seasons