Anthony G Kafatos

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Affiliation: University of Crete
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. pmc Dietary exposure assessments for children in europe (the EXPOCHI project): rationale, methods and design
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:4. 2011
  2. pmc Relationship between self-reported dietary intake and physical activity levels among adolescents: the HELENA study
    Charlene Ottevaere
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:8. 2011
  3. pmc Sugar-added beverages consumption among kindergarten children of Crete: effects on nutritional status and risk of obesity
    Manolis Linardakis
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:279. 2008
  4. pmc Risk factors for ischaemic heart disease in a Cretan rural population: a twelve year follow-up study
    Ioannis K Karalis
    Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:351. 2007
  5. pmc Overweight and obesity in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors among medical students in Crete, Greece
    George Bertsias
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Crete, PO Box 1393, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 3:3. 2003
  6. pmc Fatty acid composition of subcutaneous adipose tissue and gastric mucosa: is there a relation with gastric ulceration?
    Vasileios A Pagkalos
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    BMC Gastroenterol 9:9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Health and nutrition education in primary schools of Crete: follow-up changes in body mass index and overweight status
    A Kafatos
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:1090-2. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Obesity in childhood: the Greek experience
    A Kafatos
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete School of Medicine, Greece
    World Rev Nutr Diet 94:27-35. 2005
  9. pmc Dietary and other lifestyle correlates of serum folate concentrations in a healthy adult population in Crete, Greece: a cross-sectional study
    Christos M Hatzis
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, P, O, Box 1352, 71110, Heraklion, Greece
    Nutr J 5:5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Consumption of ready-to-eat cereals in relation to health and diet indicators among school adolescents in Crete, Greece
    Anthony Kafatos
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:165-72. 2005

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Publications48

  1. pmc Dietary exposure assessments for children in europe (the EXPOCHI project): rationale, methods and design
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:4. 2011
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  2. pmc Relationship between self-reported dietary intake and physical activity levels among adolescents: the HELENA study
    Charlene Ottevaere
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:8. 2011
    ..The objective of the present study is to describe the relationship between energy, nutrient and food intake and the physical activity level among a large group of European adolescents...
  3. pmc Sugar-added beverages consumption among kindergarten children of Crete: effects on nutritional status and risk of obesity
    Manolis Linardakis
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:279. 2008
    ..To assess the intake of sugar-added beverages such as soft drinks and commercially available fruit juices in kindergarten children, and to examine its association with obesity indices, physical activity levels and dietary habits...
  4. pmc Risk factors for ischaemic heart disease in a Cretan rural population: a twelve year follow-up study
    Ioannis K Karalis
    Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:351. 2007
    ..The same population was re-examined twelve years later aiming to describe the trends of CHD risk factors over time and discuss some key points on the natural course of coronary heart disease in a rural population of Crete...
  5. pmc Overweight and obesity in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors among medical students in Crete, Greece
    George Bertsias
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Crete, PO Box 1393, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 3:3. 2003
    ..No data, however, are available on prevalence of overweight and obesity in relation to CVD risk factors among young adults in Greece...
  6. pmc Fatty acid composition of subcutaneous adipose tissue and gastric mucosa: is there a relation with gastric ulceration?
    Vasileios A Pagkalos
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    BMC Gastroenterol 9:9. 2009
    ..Adipose tissue fatty acid composition is thought to reflect dietary fatty acid intake. The aim of the present study is to investigate adipose and gastric mucosa fatty acid levels in relation to gastric ulceration status...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health and nutrition education in primary schools of Crete: follow-up changes in body mass index and overweight status
    A Kafatos
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:1090-2. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Obesity in childhood: the Greek experience
    A Kafatos
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete School of Medicine, Greece
    World Rev Nutr Diet 94:27-35. 2005
  9. pmc Dietary and other lifestyle correlates of serum folate concentrations in a healthy adult population in Crete, Greece: a cross-sectional study
    Christos M Hatzis
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, P, O, Box 1352, 71110, Heraklion, Greece
    Nutr J 5:5. 2006
    ..The study aimed at examining the distribution and determinants of serum folate concentrations in a healthy adult population in Crete, Greece...
  10. ncbi request reprint Consumption of ready-to-eat cereals in relation to health and diet indicators among school adolescents in Crete, Greece
    Anthony Kafatos
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:165-72. 2005
    ..We aimed at examining the intake of ready-to-eat cereals (RTEC) among adolescents in Crete, Greece, and investigate relationships with health and diet indicators...
  11. doi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk factors and dietary habits of farmers from Crete 45 years after the first description of the Mediterranean diet
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:440-6. 2010
    ..Taking the above into account we evaluated the changes in CVD risk factors among farmers in Crete, Greece and compared our findings with data from the 1960s...
  12. doi request reprint Effect of Mediterranean diet on lipid peroxidation marker TBARS in obese patients with OSAHS under CPAP treatment: a randomised trial
    Christopher Papandreou
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Sleep Breath 16:873-9. 2012
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  13. pmc Smoking habits of Greek preschool children's parents
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:112. 2007
    ....
  14. doi request reprint School health education programs in Crete: evaluation of behavioural and health indices a decade after initiation
    Christos M Hatzis
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Medical School, University of Crete, P O Box 1393 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Prev Med 51:262-7. 2010
    ..To assess the long-term effectiveness of a school-based health education intervention program 10 years after its initiation...
  15. ncbi request reprint A 50-year follow-up of the Seven Countries Study: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, food and nutrient intakes among Cretans
    Christos M Hatzis
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece
    Hormones (Athens) 12:379-85. 2013
    ..To identify the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk-factor status and dietary habits of the surviving elderly participants of the initial Seven Countries Study (SCS) cohort and newly recruited middle-aged men from the same villages...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and serum lipid profile among medical students in Greece
    Ioannis N Mammas
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Crete, Greece
    Eur J Public Health 13:278-82. 2003
    ..The lack of data regarding health habits of medical students in Greece prompted a cross-sectional study to assess tobacco use, alcohol consumption and serum lipoprotein levels among students in the University of Crete School of Medicine...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of Mediterranean diet versus prudent diet combined with physical activity on OSAS: a randomised trial
    Christopher Papandreou
    Dept of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Eur Respir J 39:1398-404. 2012
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Greek Orthodox fasting rituals: a hidden characteristic of the Mediterranean diet of Crete
    Katerina O Sarri
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete, School of Medicine, PO Box 2208, Iraklion 71003, Greece
    Br J Nutr 92:277-84. 2004
    ....
  19. pmc Environmental tobacco smoke in hospitality venues in Greece
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:302. 2007
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Gluteal adipose-tissue polyunsaturated fatty-acids profiles and depressive symptoms in obese adults with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome: a cross-sectional study
    Christopher Papandreou
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 98:316-9. 2011
    ..The positive relationship between symptoms of depression and the particular fatty acid ratio probably indicates an increase in prostaglandins family although this needs further research...
  21. ncbi request reprint Smoking policy and prevalence in Greece: an overview
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Eur J Public Health 17:211-3. 2007
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study is to describe the extent of tobacco usage, the methods used to control tobacco consumption, and the main reasons of anti-tobacco legislation failure over the past decades in Greece...
  22. pmc Factors associated with active smoking, quitting, and secondhand smoke exposure among pregnant women in Greece
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    J Epidemiol 20:355-62. 2010
    ..We investigated the factors that mediate active smoking, successful quitting, and SHS exposure among pregnant women in Crete, Greece...
  23. doi request reprint Passive smoking alters circulating naïve/memory lymphocyte T-cell subpopulations in children
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:1171-8. 2010
    ....
  24. doi request reprint The metabolic syndrome in early pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
    L Chatzi
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Diabetes Metab 35:490-4. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine whether or not maternal metabolic syndrome in early pregnancy in women without previous diabetes is associated with the development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)...
  25. doi request reprint Relation of PON1 and CYP1A1 genetic polymorphisms to clinical findings in a cross-sectional study of a Greek rural population professionally exposed to pesticides
    A M Tsatsakis
    Centre of Toxicology Sciences and Research, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Voutes, Heraklion, 71409 Crete, Greece
    Toxicol Lett 186:66-72. 2009
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Stakeholder appraisal of policy options for tackling obesity in Greece
    C Codrington
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Unit PMNU, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Obes Rev 8:63-73. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Adipose fat quality vs. quantity: relationships with children's serum lipid levels
    G Mamalakis
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Nutrition, University of Crete School of Medicine, Iraklion, Crete, 71409, Greece
    Prev Med 33:525-35. 2001
    ..It is suggested that future studies study abdominal rather than buttock adipose tissue fatty acid composition in relation to children's serum lipid levels...
  28. ncbi request reprint Health and nutrition education in elementary schools: changes in health knowledge, nutrient intakes and physical activity over a six year period
    Y Manios
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Iraklio, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 2:445-8. 1999
    ..To examine the effects of a health and nutrition intervention, implemented in primary schools of Crete, on health knowledge, nutrient intakes and physical activity of the intervention population...
  29. pmc Atherogenic risk factors among preschool children in Crete, Greece
    Christos M Hatzis
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Medical School, University of Crete, P O Box 1393 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Indian J Endocrinol Metab 16:809-14. 2012
    ..To investigate the presence of atherogenic factors among preschool children of Crete, Greece...
  30. pmc Effects of Greek Orthodox Christian Church fasting on serum lipids and obesity
    Katerina O Sarri
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete, School of Medicine, P, O Box 1393, Iraklion 71110, Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 3:16. 2003
    ..No study to date has focused on the impact of Greek Orthodox Christian fasting on serum lipoproteins and obesity yet...
  31. pmc Smoking status in relation to serum folate and dietary vitamin intake
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Tob Induc Dis 4:8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate into the relationship between smoking status and serum and dietary micronutrient concentrations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Heart disease risk-factor status and dietary changes in the Cretan population over the past 30 y: the Seven Countries Study
    A Kafatos
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete School of Medicine, Iraklion, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 65:1882-6. 1997
    ..The observed changes occurred during a period when many developed countries were observing a decline in most heart disease risk factors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Abdominal vs buttock adipose fat: relationships with children's serum lipid levels
    G Mamalakis
    School of Medicine, Department of Social Medicine Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, University of Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:1081-6. 2002
    ..In addition, the present study aims to assess the relative importance of abdominal vs buttock adipose tissue fat in the prediction of serum lipid levels in children...
  34. pmc Smoke-free hospitals in Greece: Personnel perceptions, compliance and smoking habit
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Tob Induc Dis 5:8. 2009
    ..The above findings warrant the necessity for nurturing efforts to reduce smoking and increase the health professionals' awareness of their position as a role model to both patients and the society...
  35. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers of passive smoking among Greek preschool children
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, P O Box 2208, 71003, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Pediatr 165:891-6. 2006
    ..Greece has the highest adult smoking prevalence in the European Union, affecting not only those who smoke but also threatening the health of those who are involuntarily exposed to passive smoke, especially young Greek children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Depression and adipose and serum cholesteryl ester polyunsaturated fatty acids in the survivors of the seven countries study population of Crete
    G Mamalakis
    Department of Social Medicine Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:1016-23. 2006
    ..Studies have shown that depression relates to biomarkers of both short- and long-term polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake. However, it is not known which of these two biomarkers has the closest relationship to depression...
  37. ncbi request reprint Depression and long chain n-3 fatty acids in adipose tissue in adults from Crete
    G Mamalakis
    Department of Social Medicine Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:882-8. 2006
    ..Only one study has investigated the relationship of essential fatty acids in the adipose tissue with depression in adults and suggested an inverse relationship between docosahexaenoic acid (22:6 n-3) (DHA) and depression...
  38. ncbi request reprint Drug utilization and nutrition patterns among children from indigent and emigrant families in Crete, Greece
    L Tzimis
    Department of Pharmacy Services, Chania General Hospital St George, Chania, Crete, Greece
    Public Health 114:393-7. 2000
    ..To examine pharmaceutical needs, prescribed drugs, knowledge about pharmacotherapy and dietary patterns among indigent children...
  39. ncbi request reprint Extra virgin olive oil phenols and markers of oxidation in Greek smokers: a randomized cross-over study
    J Moschandreas
    Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:1024-9. 2002
    ..To examine the effect of a low phenol olive oil and high phenol olive oil on markers of oxidation and plasma susceptibility to oxidation in normolipaemic smokers...
  40. ncbi request reprint Depression and adipose essential polyunsaturated fatty acids
    G Mamalakis
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Crete, Iraklion, Greece
    Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 67:311-8. 2002
    ..The observed negative relation between adipose DHA and depression, therefore, may stem from the inhibiting effect of DHA on cytokine synthesis...
  41. ncbi request reprint Adipose tissue fatty acids in breast cancer patients versus healthy control women from Crete
    G Mamalakis
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Unit, School of Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Heraklion GR 710 03, Greece
    Ann Nutr Metab 54:275-82. 2009
    ..Few studies have implemented biomarkers of fatty acid intake in relation to breast cancer...
  42. ncbi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke exposure as a risk factor for infections in infancy
    F Ladomenou
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 98:1137-41. 2009
    ..This prospective observational study investigated the effect of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on frequency and severity of common infantile infections...
  43. doi request reprint Nutritional intake of children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in crete, Greece. A case-control study
    A Papadaki
    Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Ann Nutr Metab 52:308-14. 2008
    ..The incidence of childhood insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is rapidly increasing in Greece. The aim of this study was to examine nutrient patterns of children and adolescents with IDDM in Crete...
  44. ncbi request reprint Is religious fasting related to iron status in Greek Orthodox Christians?
    Katerina O Sarri
    Division of Developmental Medicine Human Nutrition Section, Yorkhill Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow G3 8SJ, UK
    Br J Nutr 94:198-203. 2005
    ..038 and P = 0.001, respectively). Adherence to the Orthodox Christian dietary guidelines does not have a major impact on Fe status and is not associated with a significantly greater degree of Fe deficiency...
  45. ncbi request reprint Changing relationships of obesity and dyslipidemia in Greek children: 1982-2002
    Yannis Manios
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 70 El Venizelou Avenue, 17671 Kallithea, Athens, Greece
    Prev Med 41:846-51. 2005
    ..The present study was designed to examine the influence of adiposity on secular trends in anthropometric characteristics and plasma lipids of Greek children...
  46. ncbi request reprint Age-dependent changes in body size of Greek boys from 1982 to 2002
    Faidon Magkos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:289-94. 2006
    ..The dispersion of these trends across age, however, is less clear. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between age and 20-year changes in anthropometric characteristics of Greek boys...
  47. ncbi request reprint Twenty-year dynamics in adiposity and blood lipids of Greek children: regional differences in Crete persist
    Yannis Manios
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea, Athens, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 94:859-65. 2005
    ..To examine whether secular trends in adiposity and blood lipid profile of Greek children manifested equally among individuals from urban and rural provinces...
  48. pmc Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in motor vehicles: a preliminary study
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Tob Control 15:415. 2006