Long-Term Fish Intake Is Associated With Less Severe Depressive Symptoms Among Elderly Men and Women Academic Article uri icon

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

authors

  • Bountziouka, Vassiliki
  • Polychronopoulos, Evangelos
  • Zeimbekis, Akis
  • Papavenetiou, Eftichia
  • Ladoukaki, Evaggelia
  • Papairakleous, Natassa
  • Gotsis, Efthimios
  • Metallinos, George
  • Lionis, Christos
  • Panagiotakos, Demosthenes

publication date

  • September 2009