The Mediterranean Diet: an intangible heritage of UNESCO humanity

Eat healthy after the Holidays..find out more about the Mediterranean Diet!


food-pyramidFrom the piece of Adolfo Leoni, famous journalist from Le Marche:

“Ancel Keys, an american psychologist and Flaminio Fidanza , an Italian food scientist and university professor from Le Marche. They are the inventors of the “Mediterranean Diet”. Mr. Keys was in Italy at the end of World War II and met Mr. Fidanza. In Naples they started a survey which showed that the “cholesterol was influenced by dietary consumption of saturated fatty acids” as explained in the book “The Mediterranean Diet. The Temple of the Sibyl” by Dr. Lando Siliquini.fat and fatty acid(2)

At that point, it became necessary to start new studies on people “with different dietary habits and different predominance of cardiovascular disease.” Dr. Fidanza and Dr. Adolfo Del Vecchio started their studies in Nicotera, Calabria, along with some other Italian and foreign scientists. In 1958, Dr. Fidanza planned a new study involving the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases of…

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