Spotlight on The Mediterranean Diet

If you were asked to name a healthy eating diet, chances are you will select for the Mediterranean Diet.  Frequently promoted in magazines and by health professionals, do we really understand what is meant it the Mediterranean Diet beyond Greek Salad, roasted vegetables and tomato-based sauces?  In addition, there is a perception that the Mediterranean …

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Autoimmune Conditions

An autoimmune condition arises when the immune system is unable to differentiate between healthy tissue/cells and potentially harmful antigens (invaders).  A study in Catalonia, Spain during the period 2012-2017 found that >10% of the population had an autoimmune diagnosis (1) with 78 different autoimmune conditions identified (Fig 1), with women being twice as likely to …

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