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Mediterranean Diet as a Tool to Combat Inflammation and Chronic Diseases. An Overview

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Laboratory of Microbiology, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Dragana, Alexandroupolis, Greece
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Rue du Bugnon, Vaud, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Public Health Laboratory, 47100 Arta Prefecture, Arta, Greece
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Laboratory of Hygiene and Environmental Protection, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Dragana, Alexandroupolis, Greece
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Biomedicines 2020, 8(7), 201; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines8070201
Received: 3 June 2020 / Revised: 29 June 2020 / Accepted: 2 July 2020 / Published: 8 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease)
Since ancient times, the quality of nourishment is a milestone for the maintenance of health and as it is stated ‘prevention is better than cure’, amongst the so-called ‘healthy’ diets Mediterranean diet (MD) claims the lion’s share. It stands in good stead because of a variety of valuable macro- and micronutrients. So, adherence to a MD is associated with the reduction of inflammation and non-communicable (NCD) OR chronic diseases. Numerous studies try to scrutinize the role of MD components as regards reducing inflammation, lowering rate, and mortality for disorders and illnesses, and preventing NCD. MD regime of the inhabitants of the Mediterranean basin includes a variety of ethnic nutritional habits and regulates an array of effects and epigenetic changes that affect human wellbeing. The research is still ongoing and endeavors to elucidate every aspect of this issue. This review focuses on the impact of MD on inflammation highlights positive results regarding NCD and indicates the need for more high-quality experiments and trials in order to overcome any discrepancies. View Full-Text
Keywords: diet; Mediterranean diet; health; inflammation; diet patterns; nutrients; diet habit; chronic diseases diet; Mediterranean diet; health; inflammation; diet patterns; nutrients; diet habit; chronic diseases
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Tsigalou, C.; Konstantinidis, T.; Paraschaki, A.; Stavropoulou, E.; Voidarou, C.; Bezirtzoglou, E. Mediterranean Diet as a Tool to Combat Inflammation and Chronic Diseases. An Overview. Biomedicines 2020, 8, 201. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines8070201

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Tsigalou C, Konstantinidis T, Paraschaki A, Stavropoulou E, Voidarou C, Bezirtzoglou E. Mediterranean Diet as a Tool to Combat Inflammation and Chronic Diseases. An Overview. Biomedicines. 2020; 8(7):201. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines8070201

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Tsigalou, Christina, Theocharis Konstantinidis, Afroditi Paraschaki, Elisavet Stavropoulou, Chrissoula Voidarou, and Eugenia Bezirtzoglou. 2020. "Mediterranean Diet as a Tool to Combat Inflammation and Chronic Diseases. An Overview" Biomedicines 8, no. 7: 201. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines8070201

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