Greece: Life is longer in… Ikaria

(GREECE NEWS AGENDA)  People on the Greek island of Ikaria live longer than in just about any other place in the world.    A recent study of 90-year-old siblings, conducted by the National Hellenic Research Foundation, discovered 10 times more 90-year-old brothers and sisters there than the European average.   “Do these people possess the true secret to longevity? We’re not sure yet, but we’ll certainly distil a few clues about living longer, better”, writes Dan Buettner in his commentary for the CNN,  while “The Blue Zones” expedition he’s leading – a team of the world’s best demographers, physicians, medical researchers and media specialists- explores Ikarian longevity.  See also: The Daily Express – The Secrets of Eternity Island