InterventionModified Mediterranean diet
Alternate Name
OrganismHomo sapiens
Aging PhenotypeCorrelation
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionAn increase in the modified Mediterranean diet score is associated with lower overall mortality (Trichopoulou et al., 2005). The study was conducted among 74,607 men and women, aged 60 or more, from nine European countries.
Gene FunctionN/A
Other PhenotypesThe Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and cereals; a moderate to high intake of fish; a low intake of saturated lipids but high intake of unsaturated lipids, particularly olive oil; a low to moderate intake of dairy products, mostly cheese and yogurt; a low intake of meat; and a modest intake of ethanol, mostly as wine (Trichopoulou et al., 2005).
Primary ReferenceTrichopoulou, A., Orfanos, P., Norat, T., Bueno-de-Mesquita, B., Ocke, M. C., Peeters, P. H., van der Schouw, Y. T., Boeing, H., Hoffmann, K., Boffetta, P., et al. (2005). Modified Mediterranean diet and survival: EPIC-elderly prospective cohort study. Bm [Abstract]
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Keywordsdiet, human, nutrients, calorie, caloric restriction