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Environmental footprints of Mediterranean versus Western dietary patterns: beyond the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, December 2013
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6 news outlets
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2 policy sources
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43 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages
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3 Google+ users

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Title
Environmental footprints of Mediterranean versus Western dietary patterns: beyond the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet
Published in
Environmental Health, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-12-118
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sara Sáez-Almendros, Biel Obrador, Anna Bach-Faig, Lluis Serra-Majem

Abstract

Dietary patterns can substantially vary the resource consumption and environmental impact of a given population. Dietary changes such as the increased consumption of vegetables and reduced consumption of animal products reduce the environmental footprint and thus the use of natural resources. The adherence of a given population to the Mediterranean Dietary Pattern (MDP) through the consumption of the food proportions and composition defined in the new Mediterranean Diet pyramid can thus not only influence human health but also the environment. The aim of the study was to analyze the sustainability of the MDP in the context of the Spanish population in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, agricultural land use, energy consumption and water consumption. Furthermore, we aimed to compare the current Spanish diet with the Mediterranean Diet and in comparison with the western dietary pattern, exemplified by the U.S.A. food pattern, in terms of their corresponding environmental footprints.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Unknown 453 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 75 16%
Researcher 64 14%
Student > Bachelor 61 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 12%
Other 16 3%
Other 83 18%
Unknown 107 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 76 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 54 12%
Environmental Science 46 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 41 9%
Social Sciences 25 5%
Other 88 19%
Unknown 129 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 84. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 February 2023.
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#435,756
of 23,070,218 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#124
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Outputs of similar age
#4,667
of 306,626 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#1
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