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Mediterranean diet, dietary polyphenols and low-grade inflammation

George PounisAt Porto Polyphenols World Congress, Dr. George Pounis from IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed, Italy will talk about Mediterranean diet, dietary polyphenols and low-grade inflammation: results from the Moli-sani study.

Dr. Pounis summarizes that dietary polyphenol should be appreciated as an important nutrient component of Mediterranean diet. Data from the Moli-sani Study, a population-based cohort study of 24.325 people living in the Molise region in Italy, support that flavonoid and lignan intake is negatively associated with a range of low-grade inflammation biomarkers. In addition, the elaboration of holistic/multi-dimensional approaches in the evaluation of the overall polyphenol content of diet and the low-grade inflammation status, confirmed these associations in a novel way and in a large epidemiological scale.