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Cancer and the Mediterranean Diet

I. Introduction...................................................................................................294 II. Comparative Cancer and Dietary Patterns of Selected Mediterranean

Countries and the U.S. .................................................................................294 A. Cancer and Diet: Relevant Background Information ......................294 B. Comparison of Total Cancer Mortality in the Early 1960s and

1990s: Distinct Changes...................................................................296 C. Comparison of Dietary Patterns in the Early 1960s and 1990s:

Distinct Changes...............................................................................297 D. Summary and Comments .................................................................302

III. Weighing the Evidence: Does the Mediterranean Diet Contain Cancer-Fighting Components? .....................................................................304 A. Significant Nutrient and Non-Nutrient Components ......................304