Yannis Kogias

Summary

Affiliation: Harokopio University
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. pmc Olive oil intake is inversely related to cancer prevalence: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of 13,800 patients and 23,340 controls in 19 observational studies
    Theodora Psaltopoulou
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, M Asias 75, Goudi, 11527, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 10:127. 2011
  2. pmc Dietary meat fats and burden of cardiovascular disease risk factors, in the elderly: a report from the MEDIS study
    Evangelos Polychronopoulos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 9:30. 2010
  3. pmc Increased body mass and depressive symptomatology are associated with hypercholesterolemia, among elderly individuals; results from the MEDIS study
    Stefanos Tyrovolas
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 8:10. 2009
  4. pmc Bio-psychosocial determinants of cardiovascular disease in a rural population on Crete, Greece: formulating a hypothesis and designing the SPILI-III study
    Christos Lionis
    Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Res Notes 3:258. 2010
  5. pmc Epidemiology of acute coronary syndromes in a Mediterranean country; aims, design and baseline characteristics of the Greek study of acute coronary syndromes (GREECS)
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 5:23. 2005
  6. pmc Long-term tea intake is associated with reduced prevalence of (type 2) diabetes mellitus among elderly people from Mediterranean islands: MEDIS epidemiological study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Yonsei Med J 50:31-8. 2009
  7. pmc Abdominal obesity, blood glucose and apolipoprotein B levels are the best predictors of the incidence of hypercholesterolemia (2001-2006) among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 7:11. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of type 2 diabetes and physical activity status in elderly men and women from Cyprus (the MEDIS Study)
    D B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Asia Pac J Public Health 19:22-8. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Depressive symptomatology and the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among older men and women from Cyprus; the MEDIS (Mediterranean Islands Elderly) epidemiological study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Clin Nurs 17:688-95. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Dietary antioxidant capacity is inversely associated with diabetes biomarkers: the ATTICA study
    T Psaltopoulou
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 21:561-7. 2011

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  1. pmc Olive oil intake is inversely related to cancer prevalence: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of 13,800 patients and 23,340 controls in 19 observational studies
    Theodora Psaltopoulou
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, M Asias 75, Goudi, 11527, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 10:127. 2011
    ..However, it is still unclear whether olive oil's monounsaturated fatty acid content or its antioxidant components are responsible for its beneficial effects...
  2. pmc Dietary meat fats and burden of cardiovascular disease risk factors, in the elderly: a report from the MEDIS study
    Evangelos Polychronopoulos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 9:30. 2010
    ..These findings may state a hypothesis that the consumption of fat only from meat or its products seems to increase the burden of CVD risk factors among CVD-free, elderly people...
  3. pmc Increased body mass and depressive symptomatology are associated with hypercholesterolemia, among elderly individuals; results from the MEDIS study
    Stefanos Tyrovolas
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 8:10. 2009
    ..The aim of the present work was to evaluate the relationships between socio-demographic, clinical, lifestyle and depression status and the presence of hypercholesterolemia, among elderly individuals without known CVD...
  4. pmc Bio-psychosocial determinants of cardiovascular disease in a rural population on Crete, Greece: formulating a hypothesis and designing the SPILI-III study
    Christos Lionis
    Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Res Notes 3:258. 2010
    ..A comprehensive approach based on the aspects of bio-social life may result in more accurate CVD risk management...
  5. pmc Epidemiology of acute coronary syndromes in a Mediterranean country; aims, design and baseline characteristics of the Greek study of acute coronary syndromes (GREECS)
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 5:23. 2005
    ..In this work we present the design, methodology of the study and various baseline characteristics of people with ACS...
  6. pmc Long-term tea intake is associated with reduced prevalence of (type 2) diabetes mellitus among elderly people from Mediterranean islands: MEDIS epidemiological study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Yonsei Med J 50:31-8. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the link between long-term tea intake and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, in a sample of elderly adults...
  7. pmc Abdominal obesity, blood glucose and apolipoprotein B levels are the best predictors of the incidence of hypercholesterolemia (2001-2006) among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 7:11. 2008
    ..We also evaluated the association of several socio-demographic, dietary and lifestyle habits on the incidence of this disorder...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of type 2 diabetes and physical activity status in elderly men and women from Cyprus (the MEDIS Study)
    D B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Asia Pac J Public Health 19:22-8. 2007
    ..7 times more likely to have diabetes (p < 0.05). Our findings support the notion of a beneficial effect of physical activity on the burden of diabetes in the elderly...
  9. doi request reprint Depressive symptomatology and the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among older men and women from Cyprus; the MEDIS (Mediterranean Islands Elderly) epidemiological study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Clin Nurs 17:688-95. 2008
    ..The purpose of this paper is to explore the link between symptoms of depression and the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in older adults...
  10. doi request reprint Dietary antioxidant capacity is inversely associated with diabetes biomarkers: the ATTICA study
    T Psaltopoulou
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 21:561-7. 2011
    ..Elevated dietary antioxidant activity has been regarded as providing potential benefits to health. The present work aimed at evaluating the association of glycemic indices with total dietary antioxidant capacity in healthy adults...
  11. doi request reprint Nutrient intake in relation to central and overall obesity status among elderly people living in the Mediterranean islands: the MEDIS study
    S Tyrovolas
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 21:438-45. 2011
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Abdominal obesity and inflammation predicts hypertension among prehypertensive men and women: the ATTICA Study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 23:96-103. 2008
    ..Older people, with low education, abdominal obesity, lower adherence to the Mediterranean diet, and increased inflammation, constitute a model of prehypertensive individuals that are prone to develop hypertension...
  13. doi request reprint Five-year incidence of cardiovascular disease and its predictors in Greece: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Vasc Med 13:113-21. 2008
    ..In conclusion, aging, central fat, hypertension and diabetes, inflammation process, low social status and abstinence from a Mediterranean diet seem to predict CVD events within a 5-year period...
  14. doi request reprint Renal function, cardiovascular disease risk factors' prevalence and 5-year disease incidence; the role of diet, exercise, lipids and inflammation markers: the ATTICA study
    C Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    QJM 103:413-22. 2010
    ..We aimed to evaluate the association between renal function and various cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, as well as 5-year incidence of CVD, in a sample of CVD free adults...
  15. doi request reprint Lifestyle factors are determinants of children's blood pressure levels: the CYKIDS study
    C Lazarou
    Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 23:456-63. 2009
    ..Conclusively, our study suggests that lifestyle factors play an important role in determining BP levels in children; a finding that underlines the importance of lifestyle modifications in children...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of interaction between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C-->T mutation on homocysteine concentrations in healthy adults: the ATTICA Study
    George V Dedoussis
    Department of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:849-54. 2004
    ..Dietary and genetic factors may influence the effect of raised homocysteine concentrations on coronary artery disease risk...
  17. pmc Epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors in Greece: aims, design and baseline characteristics of the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    A Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 3:32. 2003
    ..In this work we present the design and the methodology of the study, as well as the status of various baseline characteristics of the participants...
  18. ncbi request reprint Long-term adoption of a Mediterranean diet is associated with a better health status in elderly people; a cross-sectional survey in Cyprus
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:331-7. 2007
    ..We sought to investigate the association of Mediterranean diet on clinical status of 150 elderly men and women...
  19. ncbi request reprint The associations between leisure-time physical activity and inflammatory and coagulation markers related to cardiovascular disease: the ATTICA Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Prev Med 40:432-7. 2005
    ..As coronary heart disease is increasingly seen as an inflammation process, we evaluated the hypothesis whether physical activity reduces coronary heart disease risk by modifying the levels of inflammatory and coagulation markers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Relationship between meat intake and the development of acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 case-control study
    M D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:171-7. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between meat consumption and the prevalence of a first, non-fatal event of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), in a Greek sample...
  21. doi request reprint A high-protein low-fat diet is more effective in improving blood pressure and triglycerides in calorie-restricted obese individuals with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes
    E Papakonstantinou
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:595-602. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two diets differing in protein to fat ratios on cardiovascular disease risk factors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Osteoprotegerin and nuclear factor-kappaB ligand are associated with leptin and adiponectin levels, in apparently healthy women
    R Tenta
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 10:174-9. 2010
    ..e., Osteoprotegerin (OPG) and Receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL) and serum adipokines (leptin, adiponectin) levels in a sample of apparently healthy women...
  23. pmc Dietary and other lifestyle characteristics of Cypriot school children: results from the nationwide CYKIDS study
    Chrystalleni Lazarou
    Harokopio University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 9:147. 2009
    ..Thus, the objective of this work was to describe lifestyle characteristics of a representative segment of Cypriot school children and provide implications for school health education...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association between the prevalence of obesity and adherence to the Mediterranean diet: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutrition 22:449-56. 2006
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of obesity in relation to adherence to a Mediterranean diet...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dietary choline and betaine intakes in relation to concentrations of inflammatory markers in healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Paraskevi Detopoulou
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:424-30. 2008
    ..Choline and betaine are found in a variety of plant and animal foods and were recently shown to be associated with decreased homocysteine concentrations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the Mediterranean diet attenuates inflammation and coagulation process in healthy adults: The ATTICA Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:152-8. 2004
    ..We studied the effect of the Mediterranean diet on plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell counts, interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, amyloid A, fibrinogen, and homocysteine...
  27. doi request reprint Level of adherence to the Mediterranean diet among children from Cyprus: the CYKIDS study
    Chrystalleni Lazarou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 12:991-1000. 2009
    ..The Mediterranean diet (MD) prototype is widely used as an educational tool in public health programmes; few studies, however, have been conducted on the adherence of children to this diet...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of lifestyle habits on the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among Greek adults from the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am Heart J 147:106-12. 2004
    ..In this study, we evaluated the effect of leisure time physical activity (PA) and the Mediterranean diet (MD) on the prevalence of the MS...
  29. doi request reprint Physical activity status and acute coronary syndromes survival The GREECS (Greek Study of Acute Coronary Syndromes) study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:2034-9. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the association between physical activity levels and the clinical outcome at presentation, as well as the 30-day prognosis of hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relationship between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and the severity and short-term prognosis of acute coronary syndromes (ACS): The Greek Study of ACS (The GREECS)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutrition 22:722-30. 2006
    ....
  31. pmc Mediterranean diet and insulin sensitivity, lipid profile and blood pressure levels, in overweight and obese people; the Attica study
    Natalia Tzima
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 6:22. 2007
    ..We aimed to investigate if overweight and obese adults "close" to Mediterranean diet present better insulin, lipids profile and better pressure levels, compared to individuals close to a more Westernized diet...
  32. ncbi request reprint The J-shaped effect of coffee consumption on the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Nutr 133:3228-32. 2003
    ..The suggested J-shaped association between coffee consumption and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes may partially explain the conflicting results from other studies in the past...
  33. ncbi request reprint Long-term fish consumption is associated with protection against arrhythmia in healthy persons in a Mediterranean region--the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1385-91. 2007
    ..Dietary habits have long been associated with many manifestations of cardiovascular disease...
  34. ncbi request reprint Anxiety in relation to inflammation and coagulation markers, among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 185:320-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this work is to examine the association of the anxious state with inflammation and coagulation factors, in persons free of cardiovascular disease...
  35. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Greek adults: the ATTICA study
    D B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Diabet Med 22:1581-8. 2005
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, in a Greek adult population, in relation to physical activity and dietary habits...
  36. ncbi request reprint The J-shape effect of alcohol intake on the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes in diabetic subjects: the CARDIO2000 II Study
    C Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Diabet Med 22:243-8. 2005
    ..To identify the threshold of alcohol consumption above which the balance of risk and benefit becomes adverse in diabetic subjects...
  37. ncbi request reprint The association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and fasting indices of glucose homoeostasis: the ATTICA Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Nutr 26:32-8. 2007
    ..We investigated the association between adherence to Mediterranean diet and fasting indices of glucose homoeostasis, in a Greek adult population...
  38. doi request reprint Hierarchical analysis of cardiovascular risk factors in relation to the development of acute coronary syndromes, in different parts of Greece: the CARDIO2000 study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Greece
    Angiology 59:156-65. 2008
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint The impact of olive oil consumption pattern on the risk of acute coronary syndromes: The CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Meropi D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 30:125-9. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between the pattern of edible oils and fats consumption and the prevalence of a first, nonfatal event of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a Greek sample...
  40. doi request reprint Development of a diet index for older adults and its relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors: the Elderly Dietary Index
    Georgia Kourlaba
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea, Athens, Greece
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1022-30. 2009
    ..To develop an index that assesses the degree of adherence to nutritional recommendations for older adults (Elderly Dietary Index [EDI]) and investigate its association with risk factors related to cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  41. doi request reprint Foods E-KINDEX: a dietary index associated with reduced blood pressure levels among young children: the CYKIDS study
    Chrystalleni Lazarou
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1070-5. 2009
    ..The Foods E-KINDEX score is independently associated with lower BP among healthy children. This finding might have implications in public health and should be further explored...
  42. ncbi request reprint Associations between coffee consumption and inflammatory markers in healthy persons: the ATTICA study
    Antonis Zampelas
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:862-7. 2004
    ..Inflammation is important to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and several dietary factors are thought to exert significant effects on inflammation and thus on the risk of CVD...
  43. ncbi request reprint Short-term prognosis of patients with acute coronary syndromes through the evaluation of physical activity status, the adoption of Mediterranean diet and smoking habits: the Greek Acute Coronary Syndromes (GREECS) study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, Harokopio University, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:901-8. 2006
    ..Our aim was to evaluate whether healthy dietary habits, physical activity and non-smoking are associated with less severe acute coronary syndromes and better short-term prognosis...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and five-year incidence (2001-2006) of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a Greek sample: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 50:388-95. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in a population-based sample of Greek adults...
  45. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic status in relation to risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, in healthy individuals from the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:68-74. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between socio-economic status (SES) and clinical and biochemical factors related to coronary heart disease, in a sample of cardiovascular disease-free men and women...
  46. doi request reprint Physical activity mediates the protective effect of the Mediterranean diet on children's obesity status: The CYKIDS study
    Chrystalleni Lazarou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutrition 26:61-7. 2010
    ..We investigated the association between adherence to the MD and obesity status in children...
  47. ncbi request reprint The implication of obesity and central fat on markers of chronic inflammation: The ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 183:308-15. 2005
    ..We evaluated the association of obesity with various markers of chronic inflammation, in a population-based sample of 3,042 adults...
  48. pmc Marital status, depressive episodes, and short-term prognosis of patients with acute coronary syndrome: Greek study of acute coronary syndrome (GREECS)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Office of Biostatistics Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University Athens, Greece
    Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 4:425-32. 2008
    ..5). People who were not-married and depressed at the time of an acute cardiac episode were at higher risk of fatal events than people who were married, irrespective of depression status and other characteristics...
  49. ncbi request reprint The implications of anthropometric, inflammatory and glycaemic control indices in the epidemiology of the metabolic syndrome given by different definitions: a classification analysis
    D B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Office of Biostatistics Epidemiology, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Obes Metab 9:660-8. 2007
    ..In this study, we evaluated the levels of inflammatory, lipidaemic and glycaemic control markers in subjects with and without MS, as given by different definitions...
  50. ncbi request reprint The association between coffee consumption and plasma total homocysteine levels: the "ATTICA" study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 19:280-6. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint The association between food patterns and the metabolic syndrome using principal components analysis: The ATTICA Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:979-87; quiz 997. 2007
    ..Dietary habits have been associated with the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome...
  52. ncbi request reprint Association between prehypertension status and inflammatory markers related to atherosclerotic disease: The ATTICA Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 17:568-73. 2004
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Serum glucose level at hospital admission correlates with left ventricular systolic dysfunction in nondiabetic, acute coronary patients: the Hellenic Heart Failure Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 25:209-16. 2010
    ..Low glucose concentrations at hospital admission in nondiabetic post-ACS patients is a predictor for the appearance of left ventricular dysfunction, and could be a target marker for risk stratification...
  54. doi request reprint Dietary habits mediate the relationship between socio-economic status and CVD factors among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 11:1342-9. 2008
    ..The aims of the present work were to investigate whether dietary habits are associated with socio-economic status (SES), and if they modify the relationship between SES and CVD risk factors, in a sample of men and women free from known CVD...
  55. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the Mediterranean food pattern predicts the prevalence of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes and obesity, among healthy adults; the accuracy of the MedDietScore
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Prev Med 44:335-40. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the accuracy of a diet score in relation to hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes and obesity...
  56. doi request reprint Effects of black and green tea consumption on blood glucose levels in non-obese elderly men and women from Mediterranean Islands (MEDIS epidemiological study)
    Evangelos Polychronopoulos
    Dept of Dietetics, Nutrition Science, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Nutr 47:10-6. 2008
    ..Tea intake has been associated with lower risk of mortality and morbidity in some, but not all studies. We evaluated the association between tea intake, blood glucose levels, in a sample of elderly adults...
  57. ncbi request reprint Status and management of blood lipids in Greek adults and their relation to socio-demographic, lifestyle and dietary factors: the ATTICA Study. Blood lipids distribution in Greece
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 173:353-61. 2004
    ..We also evaluated the effect of several socio-demographic, dietary and lifestyle habits on lipid levels...
  58. doi request reprint Eleven-year prevalence trends of obesity in Greek children: first evidence that prevalence of obesity is leveling off
    Konstantinos D Tambalis
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:161-6. 2010
    ..However, an apparent leveling off in obesity rates for the past 4 consecutive years was documented for the first time in both genders...
  59. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity in preadolescent children and their parents in Cyprus: prevalence and associated socio-demographic factors - the CYKIDS study
    C Lazarou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Obes Rev 9:185-93. 2008
    ..Prevalence of OW/OB was related to socio-demographic factors, especially among adults and women...
  60. doi request reprint Mediterranean diet and coronary heart disease: is obesity a link? - A systematic review
    C M Kastorini
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 20:536-51. 2010
    ..Thus the Mediterranean diet protects against the development of coronary heart disease not only because of its beneficial role regarding cardiovascular risk factors, but also due to a possible effect on body weight and obesity...
  61. doi request reprint Resistance exercise plus to aerobic activities is associated with better lipids' profile among healthy individuals: the ATTICA study
    C Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    QJM 102:609-16. 2009
    ..The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of adding resistance exercise to aerobic activities on lipid-lipoprotein profile, in a representative sample of men and women from the province of Attica, Greece...
  62. doi request reprint A high protein low fat meal does not influence glucose and insulin responses in obese individuals with or without type 2 diabetes
    E Papakonstantinou
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Nutr Diet 23:183-9. 2010
    ..It is unknown whether the effect is a result of increased protein or reduced carbohydrate. The present study aimed to compare the effects of two meals differing in protein to fat ratios on post-prandial glucose and insulin responses...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effect of exposure to secondhand smoke on markers of inflammation: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Med 116:145-50. 2004
    ..We sought to investigate the effect of secondhand smoke exposure on inflammatory markers related to cardiovascular disease...
  64. ncbi request reprint Association between hostility and plasma total homocysteine concentrations in a general population sample
    Charalabos Papageorgiou
    Psychiatric Clinic, Eginition Hospital, and University Mental Health Research Institute, Athens, Greece
    Neuropsychobiology 53:26-32. 2006
    ..The present study focuses on testing the association of hostility with plasma homocysteine levels in a general population sample...
  65. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with total antioxidant capacity in healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:694-9. 2005
    ..Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer...
  66. doi request reprint Hierarchical analysis of anthropometric indices in the prediction of 5-year incidence of hypertension in apparently healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou Str, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 206:314-20. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effect of anthropometric indices in the 5-year incidence of hypertension, in a sample of cardiovascular disease-free adults...
  67. ncbi request reprint An association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T mutation and inflammation markers related to cardiovascular disease
    George V Z Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, 46 Paleon Polemiston St Glyfada, Attica 166 74, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 100:409-14. 2005
    ..In this work, we evaluated the relationship between the levels of inflammation markers and MTHFR genotype among cardiovascular disease free subjects of the ATTICA study...
  68. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E genotype in dyslipidemic patients and response of blood lipids and inflammatory markers to alpha-linolenic Acid
    George K Paschos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Angiology 56:49-60. 2005
    ..ALA may have beneficial effects on inflammation in dyslipidemic carriers of the apo epsilon3/epsilon3 and epsilon3/epsilon4 genotypes, but not in carriers of the epsilon2 allele...
  69. ncbi request reprint Evidence for association between endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphism (G894T) and inflammatory markers: the ATTICA study
    Christine Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am Heart J 148:733-8. 2004
    ..We evaluated the effect of the point mutation of guanine to thymine at nucleotide position 894 (G894T) of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene on inflammatory and oxidative stress markers...
  70. doi request reprint The effect of clinical characteristics and dietary habits on the relationship between education status and 5-year incidence of cardiovascular disease: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Dept of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Nutr 47:258-65. 2008
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate whether clinical characteristics and dietary habits influence the association between education status and 5-year incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Dietary habits, physical activity and prevalence of overweight/obesity among adolescents in Greece: the Vyronas study
    Rena I Kosti
    Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 13:CR437-44. 2007
    ..The aim was to evaluate the dietary habits and some lifestyle characteristics of Greek adolescents 12-17 years of age in relation to the prevalence of overweight/obesity...
  72. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption among healthy adults is associated with decreased levels of inflammatory markers related to cardiovascular disease: the ATTICA study
    Antonis Zampelas
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:120-4. 2005
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate the association between fish consumption and levels of various inflammatory markers among adults without any evidence of cardiovascular disease...
  73. pmc Epidemiology of leisure-time physical activity in socio-demographic, lifestyle and psychological characteristics of men and women in Greece: the ATTICA Study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 5:37. 2005
    ..We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, frequency and type of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among adults in Greece, as well as its relationship with socio-demographic, lifestyle and clinical characteristics of these people...
  74. ncbi request reprint Geographical influences on the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and the prevalence of acute coronary syndromes, in Greece: the CARDIO2000 study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 100:135-42. 2005
    ..We evaluated the interaction between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and region of Greece on the likelihood of having acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  75. ncbi request reprint The associations between physical activity, inflammation, and coagulation markers, in people with metabolic syndrome: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:151-8. 2005
    ..We evaluated whether leisure time physical activity is associated with the levels of inflammatory and coagulation markers, in people with metabolic syndrome...
  76. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of overweight and obesity in a Greek adult population: the ATTICA Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Obes Res 12:1914-20. 2004
    ..To evaluate the status of overweight and obesity in a Greek random sample...
  77. ncbi request reprint Modelling nutritional services in relation to the health status of older individuals living on Mediterranean islands
    S Tyrovolas
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Rural Remote Health 11:1776. 2011
    ..This study sought to determine whether an association exists between available nutritional services and older people's health status in selected Greek islands and the Cyprus Republic...
  78. doi request reprint Long-term animal-protein consumption is associated with an increased prevalence of diabetes among the elderly: the Mediterranean Islands (MEDIS) study
    G D Pounis
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes Metab 36:484-90. 2010
    ..For this reason, this study investigated the relationship between long-term animal-protein intake and diabetes in elderly individuals with no known cardiovascular disease...
  79. doi request reprint Dietary antioxidant capacity and concentration of adiponectin in apparently healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    P Detopoulou
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:161-8. 2010
    ..This study aimed at evaluating the relationship of adiponectin concentration with total dietary antioxidant capacity in free-living, apparently healthy adults from the ATTICA study...
  80. doi request reprint Estimated liver weight is directly related to hepatic very low-density lipoprotein-triglyceride secretion rate in men
    Y E Tsekouras
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Invest 38:656-62. 2008
    ..Animal studies suggest that liver weight is directly related to hepatic very low-density lipoprotein-triglyceride (VLDL-TG) secretion, independently of body size. This relationship has never been examined in humans...
  81. ncbi request reprint Obesity in byzantine and in modern era from a public health perspective
    E Polychronopoulos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Cent Eur J Public Health 12:228-30. 2004
    ..In this report we perform an historical throwback in Byzantine years in order to explore the link regarding the aspects of obesity in these years and in modem era...
  82. ncbi request reprint The implication of obesity on total antioxidant capacity in apparently healthy men and women: the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:590-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated the association of obesity with serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC), in a population-based sample of 3042 adults...
  83. doi request reprint Dietary patterns in relation to socio-economic and lifestyle characteristics among Greek adolescents: a multivariate analysis
    Georgia Kourlaba
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou Street, 17671 Athens, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 12:1366-72. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the relationship between selected lifestyle and socio-economic characteristics and dietary habits of Greek adolescents...
  84. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma homocysteine concentrations in healthy people with hostile behavior: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 10:CR457-62. 2004
    ..Thus we evaluated the association between hostility and inflammation (thrombotic marker) in a population-based sample of males and females with no clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease...
  85. doi request reprint Factor XIII Val34Leu polymorphism and the risk of myocardial infarction under the age of 36 years
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Haemost 99:1085-9. 2008
    ..42, 95% CI 0.22-0.83, p = 0.01). Our data indicate that FXIII Val34Leu polymorphism has a protective effect against the development of MI under the age of 36 years, particularly in the setting of significant CHD...
  86. ncbi request reprint Determinants of physical inactivity among men and women from Greece: a 5-year follow-up of the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Greece
    Ann Epidemiol 18:387-94. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate factors that are associated with physical activity changes among adults within a 5-year period...
  87. ncbi request reprint 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)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 13:CR307-12. 2007
    ..A study to evaluate the link between long-term fish intake and health status in a sample of elderly adults was undertaken...
  88. ncbi request reprint The relationship between fish consumption and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes among smokers: the CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 15:402-9. 2005
    ..We sought to investigate the relationship between fish consumption and the risk of developing non-fatal acute coronary syndromes (ACS) among current smokers...
  89. ncbi request reprint Sex-related characteristics in hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndromes--the Greek Study of Acute Coronary Syndromes (GREECS)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 22:9-15. 2007
    ..05). We revealed a sex-related difference in the profile of clinical characteristics and other cardiovascular risk factors in hospitalized patients for ACS...
  90. ncbi request reprint Primary prevention of acute coronary events through the adoption of a Mediterranean-style diet
    D B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    East Mediterr Health J 8:593-602. 2002
    ..Our findings illustrate the importance of the Mediterranean diet in the primary prevention of acute coronary events...
  91. doi request reprint Comparison of office, ambulatory and home blood pressure in children and adolescents on the basis of normalcy tables
    G S Stergiou
    Hypertension Center, Third University Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Hypertens 25:218-23. 2011
    ..These findings should be taken into account when evaluating BP measurements in children and adolescents in clinical practice...
  92. ncbi request reprint Association of extracurricular sports participation with obesity in Greek children
    G Antonogeorgos
    Third Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 51:121-7. 2011
    ..The aim of our study was the assessment of the association between extracurricular sports participation with the obesity status among Greek schoolchildren aged 10-12 years...
  93. ncbi request reprint Increased temperature of malignant urinary bladder tumors in vivo: the application of a new method based on a catheter technique
    C Stefanadis
    Hippokration Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Clin Oncol 19:676-81. 2001
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  94. doi request reprint Changes in biochemical indices of bone metabolism in post-menopausal women following a dietary intervention with fortified dairy products
    Y Manios
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Nutr Diet 22:156-65. 2009
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint Dietary supplementation with flaxseed oil lowers blood pressure in dyslipidaemic patients
    G K Paschos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:1201-6. 2007
    ..Arterial blood pressure was measured at the beginning and at the end of the dietary intervention period...
  96. ncbi request reprint The association between occupational stress and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 Study
    D B Panagiotakos
    Section of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens Hellenic Heart Foundation, Athens, Greece
    Cent Eur J Public Health 11:25-30. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between occupational stress and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes, in a population-based sample of patients and controls...
  97. ncbi request reprint Statistical methods used for the evaluation of reliability and validity of nutrition assessment tools used in medical research
    Vassiliki Bountziouka
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos 46 Paleon Polemiston St, Glyfada, 166 74, Attica, Greece
    Curr Pharm Des 16:3770-675. 2010
    ..The aim of this review is to critically present commonly used statistical methods in reliability and validity studies...
  98. doi request reprint Factors associated with food choices among Greek primary school students: a cluster analysis in the ELPYDES study
    Grigoris Risvas
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea, Athens, Greece
    J Public Health (Oxf) 30:266-73. 2008
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint The associations between smoking, physical activity, dietary habits and plasma homocysteine levels in cardiovascular disease-free people: the 'ATTICA' study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Vasc Med 9:117-23. 2004
    ..The latter may indicate the mutual confounding effect of various socio-demographic, anthropometric and other clinical characteristics on the relationship between homocysteine and cardiovascular risk...
  100. ncbi request reprint An integrated assessment of family history on the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes (CARDIO2000 study)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 59:383-90. 2004
    ..In this work we assessed a risk score for developing a first event of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) based on the family history of the cardiovascular risk factors...
  101. ncbi request reprint The association between consumption of breakfast cereals and BMI in schoolchildren aged 12-17 years: the VYRONAS study
    Rena I Kosti
    Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos, 11855 Athens, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 11:1015-21. 2008
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