The MEDIS (MEDiterranean Islands Study) is a health and nutrition related survey of older people (>65 years) living in the Mediterranean islands.
The aim of the study is to evaluate the relationships between socio-demographic, clinical, lifestyle (activities and dietary habits) and psychological characteristics and the presence of various cardiovascular disease risk factors, as well as trajectories of successful aging, among elderly individuals without history of chronic disease, living in all Mediterranean Islands, and in the Mediterranean region, in general.
The study has a longitudinal design with plans for 5 and 10 years of follow-up.
Start date: June 15th, 2005
End date: Ongoing