Table 4

Mean per capita availability (in g per day) of selected food groups and ratio of monounsaturated:saturated in addeda lipids (M/S) in the Mediterranean and Scandinavian countries, the United Kingdom, and the United States in the early 1960s and early 1990sb

FruitsVegetablesLegumesCerealsMeatDairy productsM/SAlcoholic beverages
1960s
Mediterranean261318174111003521.88271
Scandinavian1499242881218270.1686
United Kingdom15416382992016280.01252
United States253240102472607340.01188
1990s
Mediterranean362471143602375881.29287
Scandinavian27016332701668650.27206
United Kingdom212226152612076390.59340
United States40631893123276850.17312
  • a These do not contain lipids integral to foods.

  • b Source: WHO (4) .