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Food historian, Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra, Dies at Age 67

Food historian, Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra, Dies at Age 67

Renowned food historian, author, and educator, Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra has died at the age of 67.  His brother noted that, although the author had been in remission from a battle with lung cancer, he had recently suffered a heart attack that led to a downturn in his health.

Problems with the Mediterranean Diet

Problems with the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most popular diets since it includes so many health benefits. It has been linked to everything from reduced early mortality rates to lower rates of heart disease. Apparently, this way of eating has been studied in the nutrition sciences world for decades. The lower saturated fat intake from this diet is the main factor that reduces heart disease since dieters intake much more plant-based foods. In the 1990’s, this diet became even more popular thanks to the Mediterranean Food Pyramid that was developed by the Harvard School of Public Health and the World Health Organization as a healthier alternative to the USDA’s original food pyramid.

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