How to Get America on the Mediterranean Diet

An editorial by the New York Times on July 19, 2018 revisited the 1953 Mediterranean Diet Case Study on the Greek island of Crete: Weight-loss fads and eating trends come and go, but the so-called Mediterranean diet has stood fast. “Among all diets,” Dr. Walter Willett of Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health concluded in an email, “the traditional Mediterranean diet is most strongly supported for delivering long term health and wellbeing.”