Level of Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet Among Elderly Individuals Living in Mediterranean Islands: Nutritional Report from the Medis Study Academic Article uri icon


  • The aim of this work was to evaluate the level of adherence to the traditional Mediterranean diet among 1190 elderly adults living in the Greek islands and Cyprus.The retrieved information included demographic, bio-clinical and dietary characteristics.The level of adherence to this dietary pattern was 61% in both men and women. People in rural areas had slightly higher level of adherence compared to those living in urban areas (62% vs. 60%).The level of adherence to the traditional Mediterranean diet was moderate. People living in rural areas seem to better hold these traditional dietary habits.


  • Tyrovolas, Stefanos
  • Polychronopoulos, Evangelos
  • Bountziouka, Vassiliki
  • Zeimbekis, Akis
  • Tsiligiani, Ioanna
  • Papoutsou, Stalo
  • Gotsis, Efthimios
  • Metallinos, George
  • Lionis, Christos
  • Panagiotakos, Demosthenes B

publication date

  • January 14, 2009