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Correction: Martínez-González, M.A. et al. Transferability of the Mediterranean Diet to Non-Mediterranean Countries. What Is and What Is Not the Mediterranean Diet. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1226
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y la Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
IdiSNA, Navarra Institute for Health Research, 31008 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Physiology, University of Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
Hellenic Health Foundation, 11527 Athens, Greece
WHO Collaborating Center for Nutrition and Health, Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology and Nutrition in Public Health, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, 15772 Athens, Greece
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 22 June 2018 / Accepted: 22 June 2018 / Published: 26 June 2018
The authors have requested that the following changes be made to their paper [1].
In Table 1, page 5, two frequently used operational definitions of the Mediterranean diet are presented. There is a typographical error in one of the items of the PREDIMED screener score for the consumption of “sofrito”. Instead of saying two or more times per week, it said two or more times per day. More can be read on this score in the original article that defines this short screener [2]. In Table 1, “tablespoon” was replaced with “tablespoons”. Meanwhile, in the footer of Table 1, “hamburgers of sausages” was replaced with “hamburgers, or sausages”. The table should read as the following.
The authors apologize to the readers for any inconvenience caused by the change. Although this typographical error may have misled the reader on the operational definition of the Mediterranean diet according to the PREDIMED screener score, it does not affect the scientific results. The original manuscript will remain online on the article webpage, with a reference to this Correction.


  1. Martínez-González, M.A.; Hershey, M.S.; Zazpe, I.; Trichopoulou, A. Transferability of the Mediterranean diet to Non-Mediterranean countries. What is and what is not the Mediterranean diet. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1226. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. Schröder, H.; Fitó, M.; Estruch, R.; Martínez-González, M.A.; Corella, D.; Salas-Salvadó, J.; Lamuela-Raventós, R.; Ros, E.; Salaverría, I.; Fiol, M.; et al. A short screener is valid for assessing Mediterranean diet adherence among older Spanish men and women. J. Nutr. 2011, 141, 1140–1145. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef] [PubMed]
Table 1. Two frequently used operational definitions of the Mediterranean diet.
Table 1. Two frequently used operational definitions of the Mediterranean diet.
Mediterranean Diet Score (0 to 9 Points)PREDIMED Screener Score (0 to 14 Points)
Positively weighted itemsMonounsaturated/Saturated fat ratio *
Vegetables *
Fruits and nuts *
Legumes *
Fish *
Cereals *
Olive oil as main culinary fat
≥4 tablespoons/day olive oil
≥2 servings/day vegetables
≥3 servings/day fruits
≥3 servings/week legumes
≥3 servings/week fish
Negatively weighted itemsMeat/meat products
Dairy products
≥3 servings/week nuts
≥2 servings/week olive oil sauce with tomato, garlic, and onion (“sofrito”)
Preference for poultry > red meats
<1/day red/processed meats
<1/day butter/margarine/cream
<1/day carbonated/sugared sodas
<2/week commercial bakery, cakes, biscuits, or pastries
Moderate alcohol intake5–25 g/day (women) 10–50 g/day (men)≥7 glasses/week of wine
* One point if the consumption was at or above the sex-specific median. One point if the consumption was below the sex-specific median. The wording of the question was as follows: “Do you prefer to eat chicken or turkey instead of beef, pork, hamburgers, or sausages?”

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