Background: Obesity is currently considered an increasingly more severe social and health-related problem. The World Health Organization qualified obesity as a chronic disease associated with several chronic complications such as circulatory diseases, diabetes, cancer, and respiratory diseases. Aims: We aim to establish the correlation between Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet MD and the anthropometric profile of obese Algerian subjects. Subjects and Methods: Our study included a cohort of 104 subjects. 47 subjects were at a normal weight and 57 subjects with an overweight (a body mass index BMI of 26 to 35 Kg/m2). Assessment of anthropometric profile took into account the BMI and body composition. The adherence to the MD was assessed using Mediterranean Diet Score MDS. Results: there is a positive correlation between adherence to MD and anthropometric parameters in obese subjects. Conclusions: The Mediterranean diet could positively impact comorbidities accompanying this disease that poses a major public health problem.
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