Mary Yannakoulia

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Affiliation: Harokopio University
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Eating patterns may mediate the association between marital status, body mass index, and blood cholesterol levels in apparently healthy men and women from the ATTICA study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Harokopio University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    Soc Sci Med 66:2230-9. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Low energy reporting related to lifestyle, clinical, and psychosocial factors in a randomly selected population sample of Greek adults: the ATTICA Study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    J Am Coll Nutr 26:327-33. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Five-year incidence of obesity and its determinants: the ATTICA study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 12:36-43. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Eating habits in relations to anxiety symptoms among apparently healthy adults. A pattern analysis from the ATTICA Study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Appetite 51:519-25. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Correlates of BMI misreporting among apparently healthy individuals: the ATTICA study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:894-901. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Season-related variation in dietary recalls used in a paediatric population
    M Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Nutr Diet 23:489-93. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Association between family divorce and children's BMI and meal patterns: the GENDAI Study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1382-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Consumption of vegetables, cooked meals, and eating dinner is negatively associated with overweight status in children
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Pediatr 157:815-20. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Disordered eating attitudes: an emerging health problem among Mediterranean adolescents
    M Yannakoulia
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eat Weight Disord 9:126-33. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Associations between lifestyle patterns and body mass index in a sample of Greek children and adolescents
    Meropi D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:215-21. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Eating patterns may mediate the association between marital status, body mass index, and blood cholesterol levels in apparently healthy men and women from the ATTICA study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Harokopio University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    Soc Sci Med 66:2230-9. 2008
    ..This finding implies that, in our population, eating patterns may explain the observed differences between marital status and selected CVD risk factors...
  2. ncbi request reprint Low energy reporting related to lifestyle, clinical, and psychosocial factors in a randomly selected population sample of Greek adults: the ATTICA Study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    J Am Coll Nutr 26:327-33. 2007
    ..Aim of the present study was to identify potential dietary, lifestyle, psychosocial and clinical correlates of underreporting in a population-based sample...
  3. doi request reprint Five-year incidence of obesity and its determinants: the ATTICA study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 12:36-43. 2009
    ..To evaluate the 5-year incidence of obesity in a sample of CVD-free adults and investigate the potential effect of several sociodemographic and lifestyle habits on weight change and obesity incidence in these individuals...
  4. doi request reprint Eating habits in relations to anxiety symptoms among apparently healthy adults. A pattern analysis from the ATTICA Study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Appetite 51:519-25. 2008
    ..From a public health point of view, given the increased prevalence of anxiety and other mental disorders, these findings should be taken into account when designing and evaluating interventions for the general population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Correlates of BMI misreporting among apparently healthy individuals: the ATTICA study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:894-901. 2006
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Season-related variation in dietary recalls used in a paediatric population
    M Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Hum Nutr Diet 23:489-93. 2010
    ..Dietary assessment was based on two 24-h recalls (the first during the spring/summer season and the second 6 months later, during autumn/winter season)...
  7. doi request reprint Association between family divorce and children's BMI and meal patterns: the GENDAI Study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1382-7. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Consumption of vegetables, cooked meals, and eating dinner is negatively associated with overweight status in children
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Pediatr 157:815-20. 2010
    ..To evaluate potential associations between diet- and physical activity-related lifestyle patterns and obesity indices in a cohort of children...
  9. ncbi request reprint Disordered eating attitudes: an emerging health problem among Mediterranean adolescents
    M Yannakoulia
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eat Weight Disord 9:126-33. 2004
    ..In conclusion, a significant percentage of students in this urban Mediterranean adolescent population found to have abnormal eating attitudes. This finding may be partly explained by the effect of cultural transition...
  10. doi request reprint Associations between lifestyle patterns and body mass index in a sample of Greek children and adolescents
    Meropi D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:215-21. 2010
    ..Although eating and physical activity behaviors have been previously individually investigated with regard to overweight in children, multidimensional lifestyle patterns, based on these behaviors, have not been explored...
  11. doi request reprint An age-dependent diet-modified effect of the PPAR╬│ Pro12Ala polymorphism in children
    George V Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, 17671 Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 60:467-73. 2011
    ..We also demonstrate evidence of an age-dependent gene-diet (SFA, TF) interaction, suggesting that the type of fat intake modifies the effect of the Pro12 allele on obesity-related measures...
  12. doi request reprint Does a short breastfeeding period protect from FTO-induced adiposity in children?
    George V Z Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e326-35. 2011
    ..One of these loci is the fat mass and obesity associated locus (FTO). We aimed to assess whether breastfeeding mediated the known association between FTO and indices of body fatness...
  13. doi request reprint Dietary factors associated with plasma high molecular weight and total adiponectin levels in apparently healthy women
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens 17671, Greece
    Eur J Endocrinol 159:R5-10. 2008
    ..Our aim was to investigate associations between dietary factors and high molecular weight (HMW) as well as total adiponectin in a sample of apparently healthy adult Mediterranean women...
  14. doi request reprint Association between dietary patterns and indices of bone mass in a sample of Mediterranean women
    Meropi D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutrition 25:165-71. 2009
    ..In the present study we examined whether adherence to a Mediterranean diet or other dietary patterns has any significant impact on indices of bone mass...
  15. doi request reprint Gender and body mass index modify the effect of increasing amounts of caffeinated coffee on postprandial glucose and insulin concentrations; a randomized, controlled, clinical trial
    Anna Gavrieli
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 176 71 Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 62:1099-106. 2013
    ..To examine the effects of different coffee amounts on blood glucose and insulin concentrations of healthy volunteers, and to assess potential effect modification by sex and body mass index category...
  16. 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...
  17. doi request reprint ADIPOQ gene polymorphism rs1501299 interacts with fibre intake to affect adiponectin concentration in children: the GENe-Diet Attica Investigation on childhood obesity
    Ioanna Ntalla
    Department of Dietetics, Nutrition, Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou St, 17671, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Nutr 48:493-7. 2009
    ..Interactions between genetic and environmental factors have been associated with decrease in circulating adiponectin leading to obesity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Association of eating frequency with body fatness in pre- and postmenopausal women
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:100-6. 2007
    ..To examine associations between eating frequency (EF) and body fatness in pre- and postmenopausal women, after excluding potential low-energy reporters...
  19. doi request reprint Eating frequency and overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis
    Panagiota Kaisari
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens 17671, Greece
    Pediatrics 131:958-67. 2013
    ..To determine the effect of eating frequency on body weight status in children and adolescents...
  20. doi request reprint Promoting only the consumption of healthy foods may be an alternative stategy for treating patients with the metabolic syndrome
    Evaggelia Fappa
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens, 17671, Greece
    Metabolism 61:1361-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of two lifestyle, interventional approaches on metabolic abnormalities and eating habits of patients with metabolic syndrome...
  21. ncbi request reprint Adherence rates to the Mediterranean diet are low in a representative sample of Greek children and adolescents
    Meropi D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 17671 Athens, Greece
    J Nutr 138:1951-6. 2008
    ..041). In conclusion, low adherence rates to the Mediterranean diet were observed in Greek children and adolescents; this evidence needs to be further explored regarding its impact on health and disease...
  22. ncbi request reprint The bone response to non-weight-bearing exercise is sport-, site-, and sex-specific
    Faidon Magkos
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Clin J Sport Med 17:123-8. 2007
    ..To examine whether skeletal adaptations to chronic non-weight-bearing exercise depend on the type of aquatic exercise (swimming or water polo) as well as on sex (men or women)...
  23. ncbi request reprint The Gene-Diet Attica investigation on childhood obesity (GENDAI): overview of the study design
    Constantina Papoutsakis
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Clin Chem Lab Med 45:309-15. 2007
    ..There is limited evidence on the role of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of childhood obesity, a major health problem worldwide...
  24. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome in a Mediterranean pediatric cohort: prevalence using International Diabetes Federation-derived criteria and associations with adiponectin and leptin
    Constantina Papoutsakis
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 61:140-5. 2012
    ..The MS prevalence was low, with elevated blood pressure being the most dominant feature. Finally, associations with adipokines are mediated by BMI...
  25. doi request reprint Lifestyle intervention in the management of metabolic syndrome: could we improve adherence issues?
    Evaggelia Fappa
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutrition 24:286-91. 2008
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  26. ncbi request reprint Management of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes through lifestyle modification
    Faidon Magkos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Annu Rev Nutr 29:223-56. 2009
    ..This calls for greater research and public health efforts focusing on strategies to facilitate behavior modification...
  27. ncbi request reprint Parental involvement does not augment the effectiveness of an intense behavioral program for the treatment of childhood obesity
    Eirini Bathrellou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 9:171-5. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of active parental involvement in a lifestyle intervention for the management of childhood obesity...
  28. doi request reprint Fitness and weight cycling in relation to body fat and insulin sensitivity in normal-weight young women
    Costas A Anastasiou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:280-4. 2010
    ..These data suggest that increased adiposity in normal weight, healthy women may adversely affect insulin sensitivity and that it may be related to differences in physical fitness and eating behavior...
  29. doi request reprint Lifestyle intervention favorably affects weight loss and maintenance following obesity surgery
    Anastasios Papalazarou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1348-53. 2010
    ..The favorable effects of lifestyle intervention may be through adoption of healthier eating behaviors and increased physical activity...
  30. doi request reprint Correlates of low dietary energy reporting in free-living elderly: the MEDIS study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Maturitas 69:63-8. 2011
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of low energy reporting (LER) and associations between LER and lifestyle, psychological and clinical parameters, in elderly people living in eastern Mediterranean islands...
  31. doi request reprint A novel approach for increasing fruit consumption in children
    Anastasia Perikkou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Acad Nutr Diet 113:1188-93. 2013
    ..001). Exposure to fruit consumption by schoolteachers may be a more effective way for improving fruit intake of children compared with traditional educational approaches. ..
  32. pmc Telephone counseling intervention improves dietary habits and metabolic parameters of patients with the metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Evaggelia Fappa
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Rev Diabet Stud 9:36-45. 2012
    ..Telephone interventions could be an additional low-cost tool for effective interventions...
  33. doi request reprint Evaluation of the efficacy of six nutritional screening tools to predict malnutrition in the elderly
    Kalliopi Anna Poulia
    Department of Nutrition, Laikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Clin Nutr 31:378-85. 2012
    ..The absence of a gold standard in evaluating nutritional risk led us to evaluate the efficacy of six nutritional screening tools used in the elderly...
  34. doi request reprint Food consumption patterns in Mediterranean adolescents: are there differences between overweight and normal-weight adolescents?
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:233-9. 2012
    ..To quantify food consumption (based on food group classification) during several time periods in a sample of adolescents and to identify potential differences in food patterns between normal-weight and overweight participants...
  35. doi request reprint A dietary pattern characterized by high consumption of whole-grain cereals and low-fat dairy products and low consumption of refined cereals is positively associated with plasma adiponectin levels in healthy women
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens 17671, Greece
    Metabolism 57:824-30. 2008
    ..14, P = .10). Our data indicate that a dietary pattern characterized by a high consumption of whole-grain cereals and low-fat dairy products is modestly positively associated with adiponectin concentrations...
  36. ncbi request reprint Body fat mass and macronutrient intake in relation to circulating soluble leptin receptor, free leptin index, adiponectin, and resistin concentrations in healthy humans
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, 17671 Athens, Greece
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:1730-6. 2003
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  37. ncbi request reprint Water polo is associated with an apparent redistribution of bone mass and density from the lower to the upper limbs
    Stavros A Kavouras
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou Avenue, Athens, 176 71, Greece
    Eur J Appl Physiol 97:316-21. 2006
    ..001). Water polo is associated with an apparent redistribution of bone mass and density from the lower to the upper limbs, with no major effects on the rest of the body...
  38. doi request reprint Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) Pro12Ala polymorphism and risk for pediatric obesity
    George V Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Clin Chem Lab Med 47:1047-50. 2009
    ..Variation in the peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) gene has been reported to alter the risk for adiposity in adults...
  39. doi request reprint Caffeinated coffee does not acutely affect energy intake, appetite, or inflammation but prevents serum cortisol concentrations from falling in healthy men
    Anna Gavrieli
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens 17671, Greece
    J Nutr 141:703-7. 2011
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  40. ncbi request reprint Methodology of dietary assessment in athletes: concepts and pitfalls
    Faidon Magkos
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 6:539-49. 2003
    ..The main purpose of this review is to provide health professionals with guidance regarding the special issues that are likely to be encountered when assessing the dietary intake of sportspersons...
  41. doi request reprint Urban environment adherence to the Mediterranean diet and prevalence of asthma symptoms among 10- to 12-year-old children: The Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Allergies in Children Examined in Athens study
    Dimitra Grigoropoulou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Allergy Asthma Proc 32:351-8. 2011
    ..75-1.00). Urban environment seems to increase the likelihood of childhood asthma, whereas adherence to the healthy Mediterranean dietary pattern could mediate the aforementioned association and confers significant protection...
  42. ncbi request reprint Parental readiness to implement life-style behaviour changes in relation to children's excess weight
    Filippina Giannisi
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Paediatr Child Health 50:476-81. 2014
    ..The aim if this study is to evaluate parental readiness to implement changes in specific life-style behaviours for preventing or reducing obesity in children...
  43. doi request reprint The role of dietary patterns' assessment in the predictive ability of cardiovascular disease risk estimation models: a review
    Ekavi N Georgousopoulou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece and
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 65:3-8. 2014
    ..Inclusion of diet component in CVD risks scores, may increase the accuracy of the models, and better identify people at high risk...
  44. pmc Total zinc intake may modify the glucose-raising effect of a zinc transporter (SLC30A8) variant: a 14-cohort meta-analysis
    Stavroula Kanoni
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Diabetes 60:2407-16. 2011
    ..Zinc is an essential micronutrient that is important for ╬▓-cell function and glucose homeostasis. We tested the hypothesis that zinc intake could influence the glucose-raising effect of specific variants...
  45. ncbi request reprint Aerobic exercise training improves insulin sensitivity without changes in body weight, body fat, adiponectin, and inflammatory markers in overweight and obese girls
    George P Nassis
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 17671 Athens, Greece
    Metabolism 54:1472-9. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that increased physical activity may ameliorate the metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity in children with a mechanism other than the parameters cited earlier...
  46. pmc Effectiveness of an intensive nutritional intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: results from a pilot study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou St, 17671, Athens, Greece
    Rev Diabet Stud 4:226-30. 2007
    ..This pilot study did not confirm advantages of intensive nutritional intervention in T2DM patients in terms of glycemic control, body weight, diet and physical activity. However, the high dropout rate may have hampered its effectiveness...
  47. ncbi request reprint Reported eating behavior and attitudes improvement after a nutrition intervention program in a group of young female dancers
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 12:24-32. 2002
    ..These findings encourage the implementation of intervention programs in groups of young women that experience particular pressures for controlling body weight...
  48. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density in young active females: the case of dancers
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Harokopio University, 17671 Athens, Greece
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 14:285-97. 2004
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