Ikaria Study

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The Ikaria Study is a small-scale survey by the University of Athens School of Medicine of the diet and lifestyle of Greek people over age 80 on the island of Ikaria.[1] The study found that the Ikarian diet includes olive oil, red wine, fish, coffee, herbal tea, honey, potatoes, garbanzo beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, and a limited amount of meat, sugar and dairy products, except goat milk.[1]

The data showed that people on Ikaria achieved successful aging by reducing emotional and cognitive dysfunction while sustaining physical activities throughout old age.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Stefanadis, C. I (2011). "Unveiling the secrets of longevity: The Ikaria study" (PDF). Hellenic Journal of Cardiology. 52 (5): 479–80. PMID 21940302.

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