diet, Mediterranean

diet, Mediterranean,

n diet that comprises carbohydrates (50%–60%), fats (30%), and proteins (10%); derived from the eating habits of Mediterranean people and thought to lower rates of cardiovascular disease.
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The DGA identifies three different types of diets at the 2,000-calorie level --the healthy American diet, Mediterranean diet and vegetarian diet--that reflect eating patterns associated with positive health outcomes in studies of Mediterranean-style diets.