How to Get America on the Mediterranean Diet

The world’s healthiest eating pattern shouldn’t be a myth

The island of Crete where the Mediterranean Diet was “discovered” (photo by Paul Greenberg)

In 1953, not long before President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in office, the social scientist Leland Allbaugh published “Crete: A Case Study of an Underdeveloped Area.” The landmark analysis of the eating patterns of an isolated Greek population strongly suggested that a…