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Long-term fish intake is associated with better lipid profile, arterial blood pressure, and blood glucose levels in elderly people from Mediterranean islands (MEDIS epidemiological study).
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PMID:  17599024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A study to evaluate the link between long-term fish intake and health status in a sample of elderly adults was undertaken. MATERIAL/METHODS: Three hundred men and women from Cyprus, 142 from Mitilini, and 100 from Samothraki islands (aged 65 to 100 years) were enrolled in this study during 2005-2006. Dietary habits (including fish consumption) were assessed through a food frequency questionnaire. Among various factors, fasting blood glucose, arterial blood pressures, and blood lipids were measured. RESULTS: Sixty-one percent of the participants reported that they had consumed fish approximately once a week (mean intake: 1.9+/-1.2 servings/week) for a mean period of 30 years. After adjusting for various confounders, fish intake was inversely associated with systolic blood pressure (p=0.026), fasting glucose (p<0.001), total serum cholesterol (p=0.012), and triglyceride levels (p=0.024). Multinomial logistic regression revealed that a decrease of 100 g per week in fish intake was associated with a 19% (95%CI: 1-41) higher likelihood of having one additional cardiovascular risk factor (i.e. hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, obesity). CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that long-term fish intake is associated with reduced levels of the most common cardiovascular disease risk markers in a cohort of elderly people.
Demosthenes B Panagiotakos; Akis Zeimbekis; Vassiliki Boutziouka; Mary Economou; Georgia Kourlaba; Pavlos Toutouzas; Evangelos Polychronopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1234-1010     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Sci. Monit.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-29     Completed Date:  2007-08-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609063     Medline TA:  Med Sci Monit     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  CR307-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutrition-Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / chemistry
Blood Glucose / metabolism*
Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology
Cardiovascular System / metabolism
Fish Products*
Lipids / chemistry*
Mediterranean Region
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Triglycerides / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Blood Glucose; 0/Lipids; 0/Triglycerides

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