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Clin Investig Arterioscler. 2015 Jul-Aug;27(4):193-204. doi: 10.1016/j.arteri.2015.03.002. Epub 2015 May 13.

[Foods related to the novel 'don quixote de la mancha'. did they follow the healthy nutritional recommendations which are advised nowadays?].

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Unidad de Lípidos, IdcSalud Hospital, Albacete, España; Grupo de Enfermedades Vasculares de Albacete (GEVA), Albacete, España; Departamento de Medicina Clínica, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, España; Cátedra de Riesgo Cardiovascular, Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), Murcia, España. Electronic address:


It is known that Miguel de Cervantes's novel 'Don Quixote de La Mancha' has done and is still doing a great contribution to the universal literature. A book that has reached such category and grows in number of its readers, shows multiple dimensions for its study. One of them is nutrition. One of the aims of this study has been to value and expound, according to their own nutrients, the kinds of food cited in 'The Quixote' and in the times of Cervantes. This has allowed the comparison made between ways of nutrition in La Mancha and in Catalonia, as well as the regions situated at the beginning and end of the itinerary covered by its main characters Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. The evaluation of the nutrients in the middle part of the itinerary, placed mainly in Aragón, has not been considered in this study. Another purpose has been to check if these nutrients followed the current recommendations of the Spanish Society of Arteriosclerosis and other valid agreements at the moment.


Diet; Dieta; Don Quijote de la Mancha; Don Quixote de la Mancha; Estilo de vida; Lifestyle; Nutrición; Nutrition

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