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 were reaching the age of 90 at 2.5 times the rate Americans do, and that Ikarian men are almost four times as likely as American men to reach age 90.[1]

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  • Chrysohoou, Christina; Tsitsinakis, George; Siassos, Gerassimos; Psaltopoulou, Theodora; Galiatsatos, Nikos; Metaxa, Vasiliki; Lazaros, George; Miliou, Antigoni; Giakoumi, Evaggelia; Mylonakis, Charalambos; Zaromytidou, Marina; Economou, Evaggelos; Triantafyllou, Georgia; Pitsavos, Christos; Stefanadis, Christodoulos (2011). "Fish Consumption Moderates Depressive Symptomatology in Elderly Men and Women from the IKARIA Study". Cardiology Research and Practice. 2011: 219578. doi:10.4061/2011/219578. PMC 3010635. PMID 21197433.
  • Panagiotakos, Demosthenes B; Chrysohoou, Christina; Siasos, Gerasimos; Zisimos, Konstantinos; Skoumas, John; Pitsavos, Christos; Stefanadis, Christodoulos (2011). "Sociodemographic and Lifestyle Statistics of Oldest Old People (>80 Years) Living in Ikaria Island: The Ikaria Study". Cardiology Research and Practice. 2011: 679187. doi:10.4061/2011/679187. PMC 3051199. PMID 21403883.
  • Chrysohoou, Christina; Psaltopoulou, Theodora; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes; Pitsavos, Christos; Lazaros, George; Skoumas, John; Oikonomou, Evagellos; Poulidakis, Emanouel; Striggou, Marina; Stefanadis, Christodoulos (2013). "Aortic elastic properties and cognitive function in elderly individuals: The Ikaria Study". Maturitas. 74 (3): 241–5. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2012.11.010. PMID 23265302.
  • Stefanadis, C. I (2011). "Unveiling the secrets of longevity: The Ikaria study" (PDF). Hellenic Journal of Cardiology. 52 (5): 479–80. PMID 21940302.
  • Chrysohoou, Christina; Pitsavos, Christos; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes; Skoumas, John; Lazaros, George; Oikonomou, Evangelos; Galiatsatos, Nikos; Striggou, Marina; Xynogala, Maria; Stefanadis, Christodoulos (2013). "Long-Term Fish Intake Preserves Kidney Function in Elderly Individuals: The Ikaria Study". Journal of Renal Nutrition. 23 (4): e75–82. doi:10.1053/j.jrn.2012.09.002. PMID 23131572.
  • Chrysohoou, Christina; Skoumas, John; Oikonomou, Evangelos; Tsiachris, Dimitris; Metaxa, Vasiliki; Lagoudakou, Stavroula; Felekos, John; Masoura, Constadina; Athanassopoulou, Stavroula; Kosyfa, Hara; Pitsavos, Christos; Stefanadis, Christodoulos (2012). "Aortic artery distensibility shows inverse correlation with heart rate variability in elderly non-hypertensive, cardiovascular disease-free individuals: The Ikaria Study". Heart and Vessels. 28 (4): 467–72. doi:10.1007/s00380-012-0267-0. PMID 22810210.
  • Chrysohoou, Christina; Psaltopoulou, Theodora; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes; Pitsavos, Christos; Lazaros, George; Skoumas, John; Oikonomou, Evagellos; Poulidakis, Emanouel; Striggou, Marina; Stefanadis, Christodoulos (2013). "Aortic elastic properties and cognitive function in elderly individuals: The Ikaria Study". Maturitas. 74 (3): 241–5. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2012.11.010. PMID 23265302.
  • Chrysohoou, Christina; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes; Pitsavos, Christos; Siasos, Gerasimos; Oikonomou, Evangelos; Varlas, John; Lazaros, George; Psaltopoulou, Theodora; Zaromitidou, Marina; Kourkouti, Polina; Tousoulis, Dimitris; Stefanadis, Christodoulos; Stefanadis, C (2013). "Low Total Testosterone Levels are Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome in Elderly Men: The Role of Body Weight, Lipids, Insulin Resistance, and Inflammation; the Ikaria Study". The Review of Diabetic Studies. 10 (1): 27–38. doi:10.1900/RDS.2013.10.27. PMC 3932069. PMID 24172696.
  • Siasos, Gerasimos; Oikonomou, Evangelos; Chrysohoou, Christina; Tousoulis, Dimitris; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes; Zaromitidou, Marina; Zisimos, Konstantinos; Kokkou, Eleni; Marinos, Georgios; Papavassiliou, Athanasios G; Pitsavos, Christos; Stefanadis, Christodoulos (2013). "Consumption of a boiled Greek type of coffee is associated with improved endothelial function: The Ikaria Study". Vascular Medicine. 18 (2): 55–62. doi:10.1177/1358863X13480258. PMID 23509088.
  • Chrysohoou, Christina; Skoumas, John; Pitsavos, Christos; Masoura, Constadina; Siasos, Gerassimos; Galiatsatos, Nikos; Psaltopoulou, Theodora; Mylonakis, Charalabos; Margazas, Andreas; Kyvelou, Stella; Mamatas, Spyros; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes; Stefanadis, Christodoulos (2011). "Long-term adherence to the Mediterranean diet reduces the prevalence of hyperuricaemia in elderly individuals, without known cardiovascular disease: The Ikaria study". Maturitas. 70 (1): 58–64. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2011.06.003. PMID 21724344.
  • BBC World TV and domestic BBC TV, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20924967
  • ABC NEWS 31/3/2013 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/answers-places-people-live-longest/story?id=18838734#.UVmnJRcvn5s
  • NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/science/on-one-greek-island-a-caffeinated-secret-to-long-life.html?ref=science&_r=0

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  1. ^ a b c BUETTNER, DAN (October 24, 2012). "The Island Where People Forget to Die". nytimes.com. Retrieved November 12, 2012.