Tufts University's Health and Nutrition Letter (HNL)

Volume 37   •   Number 5  •  July 2019

What, Exactly, is a Mediterranean Diet?

Although it has been the subject of numerous health, weight loss, and cooking books, the so-called “Mediterranean diet” is not actually a diet plan—it’s the traditional way of eating in countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea. This large and diverse region includes 22 countries located within Europe, Africa, and Asia, …

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Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Executive Editor
Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition; Senior Scientist and Director, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory
Managing Editor
Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN
Contributing Writer
Leah Rainville
Editorial Advisory Board
Jeffery B. Blumberg, PhD, Research Professor Roger A. Fielding, PhD, Senior Scientist and Director, Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD, Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology; Senior Scientist and Director, Bone Metabolism Laboratory Jeanne, P. Goldbarge, PhD, Professor Robin B. Kanarek, PhD, Professor, Nutrition and Behavior Joel B. Mason, MD, Professor, Nutrition and Medicine, Senior Scientist and Director, Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory Diane L. McKay, PhD, Assistant Professor Nicola McKeown, PhD, Assistant Professor Helen M. Rasmussen, PhD, RD, Instructor; Senior Research Dietitian, Metabolic Research Unit Irwin H. Rosenberg, MD, University Professor Tammy Scott, PhD, Assistant Professor
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