Nutritional Genomics and the Role of the Mediterranean Diet in Cardiovascular Disease

Early research in nutritional genomics shows the Mediterranean diet and consumption of olive oil fosters positive molecular changes in the body.

A dietary pattern is made up of differing amounts of foods and beverages that all work collectively and in synergy to provide overall health benefits. Rather than looking at single nutrients as solutions to health problems, researchers have begun exploring the sum of components offered by various dietary patterns. Since an individual’s dietary pattern is an environmental element that they are exposed to each day, yet it is within their control to alter, a dietary pattern could be the most critical choice for preventing chronic lifestyle diseases and promoting healthy aging.

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