Antonia Trichopoulou, MD, PhD, is a state-certified doctor in Biopathology (laboratory medicine), a Master in Public Health and a PhD in Nutrition and Biochemistry. She is currently Professor Emeritus at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens. He has served as Director of the Nutrition Centre of the World Health Organization (WHO) at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens. She was President of the European Federation of the Nutrition Society. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2001 Crown Prize and the IV Grand Covian Award in 2002 for her studies on the effects of the Mediterranean Diet on human health. In 2003 she received the Golden Cross of Honor from the President of the Greek Republic. The research conducted by Dr. A. Trichopoulou deals with different aspects of human nutrition and focuses mainly on the Mediterranean Diet.

Interview by: Elisabetta Moro
Video by: Elisabetta Moro. Editing by: Annalisa Rascato
Subtitle by: Roberta Romanelli
Document by: Roberta Romanelli
Translate by: Roberta Romanelli
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Antonia Trichopoulou

Antonia Trichopoulou

City: Athens
Profession: Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre of Nutrition and President of the Hellenic Health Foundation
Language: English

Video table of contents

00:00:24 - beginning of the study of the Mediterranean Diet
00:04:16 - the importance of traditional dishes
00:05:39 - wine in the Mediterranean diet
00:10:44 - frying
00:12:34 - conviviality in the Mediterranean diet
00:16:18 - the favourite dish
00:20:13 - the places of Italy
00:24:03 - the archaeological area of Paestum
00:29:10 - conversation with Parmenides