Do Mediterraneans follow a Mediterranean diet?

Not in Barcelona, apparently.

Among more than 600 people studied, fidelity to the classic Mediterranean diet was lacking.

  • Excessive consumption of food high in saturated fat, especially young people
  • Deficit intake of slowly absorbed carbohydrates
  • Less than ideal consumption of fruit, green vegetables and root vegetables, particularly among the young
  • Consumption of milk products below recommended amount

On the other hand, fish and white meat was about right.

Can you say, “Crispy Chicken Sandwich?” I think its part pf the Mc-dieting of the world’s population.

9/2/06 12:34 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.