alexa Long-term fish intake is associated with less severe depressive symptoms among elderly men and women: the MEDIS (MEDiterranean ISlands Elderly) epidemiological study.


Rheumatology: Current Research

Author(s): Bountziouka V, Polychronopoulos E, Zeimbekis A, Papavenetiou E, Ladoukaki E,

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Abstract Objectives. This work aims at exploring the association between fish intake and depressive symptoms, in older adults. Method. During 2005-2007, 1,190 men and women (>65 years) free living in various Greek islands and in Cyprus participated in the study. Depressive symptoms were assessed using the validated Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), and foods intake through a Food Frequency Questionnaire. Results. Almost 70\% of the participants scored above the depressive cutoff (i.e., GDS score > 5), with women having higher values. People classified under the 1st tertile of GDS score (i.e., GDS
  • DOI: 10.1177/0898264309340693
  • This article was published in J Aging Health and referenced in Rheumatology: Current Research

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