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New views about the Mediterranean diet

Popular ideas about the Mediterranean diet are reviewed and questioned with respect to regional data on food intake and cultural diversity. With the UNESCO declaration of the Mediterranean diet as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, a far more holistic approach to food habits and environmental patterns has been developed.

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Macbeth, H., Medina, F.X. New views about the Mediterranean diet. Nat Food 1, 141–142 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-0035-8

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