Christos Pitsavos

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Publications

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    Panagiotakos D, Tzima N, Pitsavos C, Chrysohoou C, Zampelas A, Toussoulis D, et al. The association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and fasting indices of glucose homoeostasis: the ATTICA Study. J Am Coll Nutr. 2007;26:32-8 pubmed
    ..An inverse association was observed between adherence to Mediterranean diet and indices of glucose homeostasis, only in normoglycemic people. ..
  2. Kouli G, Panagiotakos D, Georgousopoulou E, Mellor D, Chrysohoou C, Zana A, et al. J-shaped relationship between habitual coffee consumption and 10-year (2002-2012) cardiovascular disease incidence: the ATTICA study. Eur J Nutr. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..This protective effect was only significant for participants without MetS at baseline. ..
  3. Foscolou A, Polychronopoulos E, Paka E, Tyrovolas S, Bountziouka V, Zeimbekis A, et al. Lifestyle and health determinants of cardiovascular disease among Greek older adults living in Eastern Aegean Islands: An adventure within the MEDIS study. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2016;57:407-414 pubmed publisher
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  4. Kollia N, Panagiotakos D, Georgousopoulou E, Chrysohoou C, Tousoulis D, Stefanadis C, et al. Exploring the association between low socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease risk in healthy Greeks, in the years of financial crisis (2002-2012): The ATTICA study. Int J Cardiol. 2016;223:758-763 pubmed publisher
    ..The striking differences by SES underscore the critical need to improve screening, early detection, and treatment of CVD-related conditions for people of lower SES, emphasizing in the middle-aged groups. ..
  5. Georgousopoulou E, Kouli G, Panagiotakos D, Kalogeropoulou A, Zana A, Chrysohoou C, et al. Anti-inflammatory diet and 10-year (2002-2012) cardiovascular disease incidence: The ATTICA study. Int J Cardiol. 2016;222:473-478 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, the presence of MetS already at baseline seemed to impede this anti-inflammatory diet protective effect, which underlines the independent importance of MetS on CVD risk. ..
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    Panagiotakos D, Notara V, Kouvari M, Pitsavos C. The Mediterranean and other Dietary Patterns in Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Review. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2016;14:442-451 pubmed
    ..The aim of this review was to present an overview of the most prevalent dietary patterns and their role in the secondary CVD prevention and management. ..
  7. Notara V, Panagiotakos D, Tsompanaki E, Kouvari M, Kogias Y, Papanagnou G, et al. Depressive symptomatology in relation to 10-year (2004-2014) acute coronary syndrome incidence; the moderating role of diet and financial status. Prev Med. 2016;86:6-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Public health programs should focus on vulnerable groups and minimize depressive symptoms through appropriate medical treatment and lifestyle interventions, so as to ameliorate the disease prognosis in clinical and community levels. ..
  8. Panagiotakos D, Notara V, Georgousopoulou E, Pitsavos C, Antonoulas A, Kogias Y, et al. A comparative analysis of predictors for 1-year recurrent acute coronary syndromes events, by age group: the Greek observational study of ACS (GREECS). Maturitas. 2015;80:205-11 pubmed publisher
    ..1). Age-specific identification of the risk factors for recurrent events may have important clinical and public health implications and lead to the development of more effective risk reduction strategies. ..
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    Panagiotakos D, Sitara M, Pitsavos C, Stefanadis C. Estimating the 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease and its economic consequences, by the level of adherence to the Mediterranean diet: the ATTICA study. J Med Food. 2007;10:239-43 pubmed
    ..The implementation of the Mediterranean dietary pattern may lead to an improvement in life expectancy, a net gain to health, and a reduction in total lifetime costs. ..
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    Panagiotakos D, Polystipioti A, Papairakleous N, Polychronopoulos E. Long-term adoption of a Mediterranean diet is associated with a better health status in elderly people; a cross-sectional survey in Cyprus. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16:331-7 pubmed
    ..001) and with 14% lower odds in men (p = 0.05). Adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with reduced odds of having hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes and obesity among elderly people. ..

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Publications20

  1. request reprint
    Panagiotakos D, Tzima N, Pitsavos C, Chrysohoou C, Zampelas A, Toussoulis D, et al. The association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and fasting indices of glucose homoeostasis: the ATTICA Study. J Am Coll Nutr. 2007;26:32-8 pubmed
    ..An inverse association was observed between adherence to Mediterranean diet and indices of glucose homeostasis, only in normoglycemic people. ..
  2. Kouli G, Panagiotakos D, Georgousopoulou E, Mellor D, Chrysohoou C, Zana A, et al. J-shaped relationship between habitual coffee consumption and 10-year (2002-2012) cardiovascular disease incidence: the ATTICA study. Eur J Nutr. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..This protective effect was only significant for participants without MetS at baseline. ..
  3. Foscolou A, Polychronopoulos E, Paka E, Tyrovolas S, Bountziouka V, Zeimbekis A, et al. Lifestyle and health determinants of cardiovascular disease among Greek older adults living in Eastern Aegean Islands: An adventure within the MEDIS study. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2016;57:407-414 pubmed publisher
    ....
  4. Kollia N, Panagiotakos D, Georgousopoulou E, Chrysohoou C, Tousoulis D, Stefanadis C, et al. Exploring the association between low socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease risk in healthy Greeks, in the years of financial crisis (2002-2012): The ATTICA study. Int J Cardiol. 2016;223:758-763 pubmed publisher
    ..The striking differences by SES underscore the critical need to improve screening, early detection, and treatment of CVD-related conditions for people of lower SES, emphasizing in the middle-aged groups. ..
  5. Georgousopoulou E, Kouli G, Panagiotakos D, Kalogeropoulou A, Zana A, Chrysohoou C, et al. Anti-inflammatory diet and 10-year (2002-2012) cardiovascular disease incidence: The ATTICA study. Int J Cardiol. 2016;222:473-478 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, the presence of MetS already at baseline seemed to impede this anti-inflammatory diet protective effect, which underlines the independent importance of MetS on CVD risk. ..
  6. request reprint
    Panagiotakos D, Notara V, Kouvari M, Pitsavos C. The Mediterranean and other Dietary Patterns in Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Review. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2016;14:442-451 pubmed
    ..The aim of this review was to present an overview of the most prevalent dietary patterns and their role in the secondary CVD prevention and management. ..
  7. Notara V, Panagiotakos D, Tsompanaki E, Kouvari M, Kogias Y, Papanagnou G, et al. Depressive symptomatology in relation to 10-year (2004-2014) acute coronary syndrome incidence; the moderating role of diet and financial status. Prev Med. 2016;86:6-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Public health programs should focus on vulnerable groups and minimize depressive symptoms through appropriate medical treatment and lifestyle interventions, so as to ameliorate the disease prognosis in clinical and community levels. ..
  8. Panagiotakos D, Notara V, Georgousopoulou E, Pitsavos C, Antonoulas A, Kogias Y, et al. A comparative analysis of predictors for 1-year recurrent acute coronary syndromes events, by age group: the Greek observational study of ACS (GREECS). Maturitas. 2015;80:205-11 pubmed publisher
    ..1). Age-specific identification of the risk factors for recurrent events may have important clinical and public health implications and lead to the development of more effective risk reduction strategies. ..
  9. request reprint
    Panagiotakos D, Sitara M, Pitsavos C, Stefanadis C. Estimating the 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease and its economic consequences, by the level of adherence to the Mediterranean diet: the ATTICA study. J Med Food. 2007;10:239-43 pubmed
    ..The implementation of the Mediterranean dietary pattern may lead to an improvement in life expectancy, a net gain to health, and a reduction in total lifetime costs. ..
  10. request reprint
    Panagiotakos D, Polystipioti A, Papairakleous N, Polychronopoulos E. Long-term adoption of a Mediterranean diet is associated with a better health status in elderly people; a cross-sectional survey in Cyprus. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16:331-7 pubmed
    ..001) and with 14% lower odds in men (p = 0.05). Adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with reduced odds of having hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes and obesity among elderly people. ..
  11. Pitsavos C, Panagiotakos D, Antonoulas A, Zombolos S, Kogias Y, Mantas Y, et al. Epidemiology of acute coronary syndromes in a Mediterranean country; aims, design and baseline characteristics of the Greek study of acute coronary syndromes (GREECS). BMC Public Health. 2005;5:23 pubmed
    ..3%. The most common discharged diagnosis for men was Q-wave MI, while for women it was unstable angina. This study aims to demonstrate current information about the epidemiology of patients who suffer from ACS, in Greece. ..
  12. Kastorini C, Panagiotakos D, Georgousopoulou E, Laskaris A, Skourlis N, Zana A, et al. Metabolic syndrome and 10-year cardiovascular disease incidence: The ATTICA study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2016;26:223-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of the present work revealed the negative impact of MetS-NCEP, but not of the other MetS definitions, on CVD incidence, a key-point that may help in better understanding the role of IDF and Harmonized MetS definitions on CVD. ..
  13. Kastorini C, Panagiotakos D, Chrysohoou C, Georgousopoulou E, Pitaraki E, Puddu P, et al. Metabolic syndrome, adherence to the Mediterranean diet and 10-year cardiovascular disease incidence: The ATTICA study. Atherosclerosis. 2016;246:87-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of the present work propose a wider MS definition, while highlighting the beneficial role of the Mediterranean dietary pattern. ..
  14. Georgousopoulou E, Panagiotakos D, Mellor D, Naumovski N. Tocotrienols, health and ageing: A systematic review. Maturitas. 2017;95:55-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Research in middle-aged and elderly humans suggests that tocotrienols have a potential beneficial anti-ageing action with respect to cognitive impairment and DNA damage. Clinical trials are required to elucidate these effects. ..
  15. Mourouti N, Panagiotakos D, Kotteas E, Syrigos K. Optimizing diet and nutrition for cancer survivors: A review. Maturitas. 2017;105:33-36 pubmed publisher
    ..There is a need for well-designed large observational and intervention studies to shed more light on the association between diet and cancer survivorship, and to suggest additional means for the secondary prevention of cancer. ..
  16. Tambalis K, Panagiotakos D, Georgousopoulou E, Mellor D, Chrysohoou C, Kouli G, et al. Impact of physical activity category on incidence of cardiovascular disease: Results from the 10-year follow-up of the ATTICA Study (2002-2012). Prev Med. 2016;93:27-32 pubmed publisher
    ..The current data suggests a beneficial effect of even moderate physical activity levels on 10-year incidence of CVD, reinforcing the importance of physically activity, especially for men. ..
  17. Kouli G, Panagiotakos D, Kyrou I, Georgousopoulou E, Chrysohoou C, Tsigos C, et al. Visceral adiposity index and 10-year cardiovascular disease incidence: The ATTICA study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2017;27:881-889 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that the VAI may be utilized as an additional indicator of long-term CVD risk for Caucasian/Mediterranean men without previous CVD. ..
  18. Koloverou E, Tambalis K, Panagiotakos D, Georgousopoulou E, Chrysohoou C, Skoumas I, et al. Moderate physical activity reduces 10-year diabetes incidence: the mediating role of oxidative stress biomarkers. Int J Public Health. 2018;63:297-305 pubmed publisher
    ..The current work revealed the significant beneficial role of moderate physical activity against diabetes development, potentially through attenuating oxidative stress. ..
  19. Kollia N, Panagiotakos D, Georgousopoulou E, Chrysohoou C, Yannakoulia M, Stefanadis C, et al. Exploring the path between depression, anxiety and 10-year cardiovascular disease incidence, among apparently healthy Greek middle-aged adults: The ATTICA study. Maturitas. 2017;106:73-79 pubmed publisher
    ..The latent trait of depression and anxiety combined measure was estimated and referred as "Psychological distress"; path analysis was applied to describe the relationships among the different factors...
  20. Georgousopoulou E, Naumovski N, Mellor D, Tyrovolas S, Piscopo S, Valacchi G, et al. Association between Siesta (Daytime Sleep), Dietary Patterns and the Presence of Metabolic Syndrome in Elderly Living in Mediterranean Area (Medis Study): The Moderating Effect of Gender. J Nutr Health Aging. 2017;21:1118-1124 pubmed publisher
    ..Further research is needed to better consider the role of lifestyle characteristics in the management of MetS in clinical practice. ..