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"Overweight 4 children on 10 in Southern Europe." Time to go back to the Mediterranean diet ""

  • Tuesday, July 24 2018
  • Author: Viola Rita

In Italy, Spain and Greece about the 40% has problems with the balance. That's why and how to go back to a healthier and at the same time tasty food regime.

The data of the World Health Organization of the last two years is clear: about 40% of Italian children from 6 to 9 years is overweight or obese. And Italy, Spain, Greece and Cyprus are among the European countries with the highest percentage of children with excess weight. A surprising fact, considering that the Mediterranean diet was born in these countries, a healthy diet based largely on products of plant origin. And yet, right here, in the cradle of the Mediterranean, the child population (and not only) gets fat. So much so that the British newspaper The Guardian wonders if the Mediterranean diet has failed: the experts assure us that the problem, instead, is that fewer Italians follow this diet. Here because.

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