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The role of the mediterranean diet on the development of the metabolic syndrome
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1 Department of Nutrition Science - Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
Academic Editor:Undurti N. Das
Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2010, 2(4), 1320–1333;
Published: 1 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus)

The metabolic syndrome is a health situation of associated conditions, abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure and impaired glucose tolerance with rapidly increasing prevalence. Results from prospective cohort studies, cross-sectional studies and clinical trials indicate that adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern is associated with beneficial effects not only regarding the metabolic syndrome, but also its individual components, in particular waist circumference, triglycerides levels, HDL-cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels and glucose metabolism.

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