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A mediterranean diet model in Australia: strategies for translating the traditional mediterranean diet into a multicultural setting

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dc.contributor.author George, Elena S.
dc.contributor.author Kucianski, Teagan
dc.contributor.author Mayr, Hannah L.
dc.contributor.author Moschonis, George
dc.contributor.author Tierney, Audrey C.
dc.contributor.author Itsiopoulos, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-18T10:58:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-18T10:58:57Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6848
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Substantial evidence supports the effect of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) for managing chronic diseases, although trials have been primarily conducted in Mediterranean populations. The efficacy and feasibility of the Mediterranean dietary pattern for the management of chronic diseases has not been extensively evaluated in non-Mediterranean settings. This paper aims to describe the development of a MD model that complies with principles of the traditional MD applied in a multiethnic context. Optimal macronutrient and food-based composition was defined, and a two-week menu was devised incorporating traditional ingredients with evidence based on improvements in chronic disease management. Strategies were developed for the implementation of the diet model in a multiethnic population. Consistent with the principles of a traditional MD, the MD model was plant-based and high in dietary fat, predominantly monounsaturated fatty acids from extra virgin olive oil. Fruits, vegetables and wholegrains were a mainstay, and moderate amounts of nuts and seeds, fish, dairy and red wine were recommended. The diet encompassed key features of the MD including cuisine, biodiversity and sustainability. The MD model preserved traditional dietary components likely to elicit health benefits for individuals with chronic diseases, even with the adaptation to an Australian multiethnic population. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nutrients;10, 465
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu10040465
dc.subject mediterranean diet en_US
dc.subject dietary intervention en_US
dc.subject diet en_US
dc.subject nutrition en_US
dc.subject translation en_US
dc.subject non-alcoholic fatty liver disease en_US
dc.subject cardiovascular disease en_US
dc.title A mediterranean diet model in Australia: strategies for translating the traditional mediterranean diet into a multicultural setting en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/nu10040465
dc.contributor.sponsor Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (ESG) en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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