How Mediterranean is the diet in Lebanon?
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The Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oil, fish, poultry and moderate consumption of wine, is renowned for its health benefits. As the world becomes global in all aspects of life including diet, changes have been reported in the way people consume food and the diets they follow, this is also true for the MENA region.
A study examined the Lebanese diet focusing on its Mediterranean character with the following aims: to propose an index for evaluating adherence to a Middle Eastern version of the Mediterranean diet, to compare the Lebanese diet to selected European Mediterranean diets and to examine socio-demographic correlates of adherence to the Mediterranean diet among Lebanese adults
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Naja F, Hwalla N, Itani L, Baalbaki S, Sibai A, Nasreddine L. A novel Mediterranean diet index from Lebanon: comparison with Europe. European Journal of Nutrition. 2015;54(8):1229-1243. doi:10.1007/s00394-014-0801-1.
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