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Changing the Irish dietary guidelines to incorporate the principles of the Mediterranean diet: proposing the MedÉire diet

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dc.contributor.author Tierney, Audrey C.
dc.contributor.author Zabetakis, Ioannis
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T11:58:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7373
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 15/10/2019
dc.description.abstract Objective: In Ireland, the major causes of death are CVD. The current Irish healthy eating guidelines and food pyramid primarily advocate a low-fat diet. However, there is overwhelming scientific evidence for the benefits of a Mediterranean diet (Med Diet) in the prevention and management of metabolic disease as well as improving overall health and well-being. In the current commentary, the rationale to incorporate the principles of the Med Diet into the Irish dietary guidelines is presented. Design: Perspectives of authors. Setting: Local and international. Subjects: Populations in Europe, North America and Australia. Results: Adopting components of the Med Diet presents a more evidence-based approach to updating the current Irish dietary guidelines. Experience and lessons from other non-Mediterranean countries show that it could be a feasible and effective solution to improving the dietary habits of the Irish population to prevent and mange chronic diseases. Conclusions: Policies and programmes to address perceived barriers to the Med Diet’s implementation and uptake in non-Mediterranean countries should be promoted. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Public Health Nutrition;1-7
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1017/S136898001800246X
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dc.subject mediterranean diet en_US
dc.subject dietary guidelines en_US
dc.subject MedÉire diet en_US
dc.title Changing the Irish dietary guidelines to incorporate the principles of the Mediterranean diet: proposing the MedÉire diet 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 10.1017/S136898001800246X
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2019-10-15
dc.embargo.terms 2019-10-15 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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