‘Intake of a boiled Greek kind of coffee is associated with improved endothelial function: The Ikaria Study’ by Gerasimos Siasos, et al, published XX March 2013 in Vascular Medicine.. A cup of boiled Greek coffee holds clue to elderly islanders’ good health, researchers believe The response to longevity may be far simpler than we imagine; it may actually be right under our noses in the form of a morning hours caffeine kick. The elderly inhabitants of Ikaria, the Greek island, boast the highest prices of longevity in the global world, and many scientists change to them when looking to uncover the 'secrets of an extended existence'.This treatment avoided the abnormal changes in gene expression, tissue pathology, and heart function, said Gerdes. The newest study builds on a growing body of research by Gerdes and others that links low thyroid hormone amounts in heart tissue to heart failure. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association. Previous studies, released in the Journal of Translational Medication and Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, have demonstrated that heart and hypertension episodes also result in low cardiac thyroid hormone levels and donate to heart disease. The medical implications are profound and far-reaching since it suggests that the heart disease linked with diabetes could be very easily preventable, Gerdes says of his recent study.