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The Cilento National Park has also been recognized by UNESCO ( 1998 ) as part of our shared World Heritage and described as “ an outstanding cultural landscape “.
The Padula Charterhouse, the Castelcivita grottoes, the Gelbison Mountain with its Madonna del Sacro Monte ( 1705 m ) Sanctuary and the several medieval towns of Cilento welcomes thousands of visitors each year.
The food products of the Cilento area have been made famous thanks to the studies that were accomplished in the 50’s by Ancel Keys, a famous American nutritionist, on the population of the Cilento area, where he noticed fewer cases of some pathologies, compared to the United States, became involved in a research project that lasted 20 years. The evaluation of 12.000 persons, between 40 and 60 years of age, residing in different countries, such as Japan, USA, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Finland and Italy, confirmed Keys’ hypothesis that, the more the diet of the subjects examined was drifting farther and farther away from Mediterranean patterns, the higher the cases of the “ wellbeing related diseases “. The success of the Mediterranean diet in the world as a matter of fact, really begun in the United States in the 70’s, when the USA truly highlighted the prevention of the pathologies, which are typical of the industrial society, that had splurged into the use of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, and compared it with the diet that Keys had been studying in the Cilento area. A diet based on olive oil, fish cereals, fruits and vegetables, as a matter of fact, can cause a lowering of cholesterol and prevents cardio-vascular diseases, and particularly atherosclerosis, hypertension, myocardial infarcts and hemorrhagic stroke.
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