Long-term fish intake is associated with less severe depressive symptoms among elderly men and women: The MEDIS (MEDiterranean ISlands Elderly) epidemiological study Academic Article uri icon


  • 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


  • Bountziouka, V
  • Polychronopoulos, E
  • Zeimbekis, A
  • Papavenetiou, E
  • Ladoukaki, E
  • Papairakleous, N
  • Gotsis, E
  • Metallinos, G
  • Lionis, C
  • Panagiotakos, D

publication date

  • September 1, 2009