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Being Well Talks: Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet


  • Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7 pm-8 pm

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LOCATION: Irregardless Cafe - 901 W Morgan St

“Health Benefits of a Plant and Mediterranean-Based Diet” with Duke Professor Elisabetta Politi

The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Spain, Italy, Southern France and specifically the Greek island of Crete. There is scientific evidence that a Mediterranean eating style helps reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain kind of cancers. Researchers also noted that many ingredients of a healthy Mediterranean diet are all capable of producing beneficial results on early dementia. Elisabetta Politi, nutrition director at the world-renowned Duke Diet & Fitness Center and originally from Italy, will discuss the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

Elisabetta Politi, RD, MPH, LDN, CDE is nutrition director at the Duke University Diet & Fitness Center.

Cost: Complementary with Dinner

Presented by: Irregardless Cafe