About this Research Topic
Goal: Within the context of a globalized nutrition, it is fundamental to understand how non-Mediterranean healthy foods may be integrated into the traditional Mediterranean diet pyramid, also in light of bringing people closer to a modern healthy Mediterranean diet.
Scope: Presenting and discussing the potential health effects of some widely consumed non-Mediterranean foods, especially among Mediterranean population settings. It would be appreciated a methodological approach aimed to integrate some non-Mediterranean foods into a Mediterranean dietary score to test whether inclusion of such healthy foods may improve disease/mortality risk prediction (or modulation of major risk factors, e.g. inflammation) associated with a new-fashioned Mediterranean diet. It would be also of interest to test the association of clearly discouraged foods/nutrients (e.g. salt) with intermediate phenotypes or health outcomes.
Such data may represent a useful preliminary basis for future public health strategies aimed to promote healthy food habits at population level.
Details for Authors: In this Research Topic, we aim to attract the latest epidemiological research nutrition and health. We will welcome original research, systematic review, mini-review, perspective, opinion, brief research report.
Keywords: Mediterranean diet, healthy foods, diet quality, coffee, tea, chocolate, eggs, spices, herbs, salt
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