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Financial Crisis Affects the Greek Diet

We often discuss about the effects that the financial crisis has had on the Greek people, especially referring to wages and pension cuts, suicides and a negative outlook of life in general. But has the crisis influenced our dietary...

Ikaria: Living Past 100 is Not an Exception but the Rule

International as well Greek media, scientists and researchers are trying to figure out why residents of Ikaria island in the Aegean Sea, or at least many of them, live over 100 years. There are few more places like Ikaria...

Event Held in China to Promote Greek Olive Oil

The Mediterranean diet has numerous supporters all over the world and undoubtedly, their favorite ingredient is olive oil. The Mediterranean food pyramid is based on the essential oil so it's no surprise that Greeks try to promote this beneficial and...

Celebrating How Greeks Eat During National Mediterranean Diet Month

Did you know that the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid as it is known today around the world, was based on the dietary traditions of Crete, Greece and southern Italy circa 1960? During that time, the rates of chronic disease in...

Mediterranean Diet and the Ancient Greeks

In the beginning there was acorn. Then, ancient Greeks said "let there be bread and wine." But this wasn't enough and so, the ingredients became fruitful and multiplied - pulse, meat, bread and oil. And the situation continued like...

Survey Shows Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

Diet has long been suspected to have an impact on breast cancer risk. In this study we evaluated whether the degree of adherence to a Mediterranean diet pattern modifies breast cancer risk amongst Greek-Cypriot women. Subjects included 935 cases and...

The Mediterranean Diet Key to Longevity

A Mediterranean diet with large amounts of vegetables and fish gives a longer life. This is the unanimous result of four studies to be published by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Research studies ever since the 1950s...

Study Shows Mediterranean Diet Improves Sexual Health in Men

The Mediterranean diet has been in the headlines recently because a new study published on 'Journal of Sexual Medicine' shows that the diet is beneficial to help avoid strokes. Recognized for its ability to help improve heart health, the Mediterranean...

Study Shows Mediterranean Diet and Exercise can Reduce Sleep Apnoea Symptoms

A team of Greek researchers from the University of Crete have conducted a study showing how following a Mediterranean diet and exercising can help reduce some of the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). The study, which is published...

Dietitians Recommend Cretan-Mediterranean Diet for a Healthy Heart

According to WHO, cardiovascular diseases are the cause of death for 17.5 million people annually. Every 4 seconds, a heart attack takes place somewhere in the planet. However, cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. One...