… [Real contributory factor to the healthy Meditteranean lifestyle No. 3:] People in the Mediterranean hate cats. Marauding hordes of scraggy strays fill the streets of the Mediterranean, and why? Because people in the Med view cats, quite correctly, as rubbish, midget failure-lions, riddled with disease and vermin. In the UK, on the other hand, we look at that CV - and invite the creatures into our houses, for meat and catnip. One day, we will discover that cholesterol is caused by kittens, and a revolution will occur.