Christos Pitsavos

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Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc The Value of p-Value in Biomedical Research
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Open Cardiovasc Med J 2:97-9. 2008
  3. pmc Physical Activity and Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Increase Total Antioxidant Capacity: The ATTICA Study
    Stavros A Kavouras
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 17671 Athens, Greece
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:248626. 2010
  4. pmc Five-year incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus among cardiovascular disease-free Greek adults: findings from the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University Athens, Greece
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 4:691-8. 2008
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. pmc Adherence to the Mediterranean diet moderates the association of aminotransferases with the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome; the ATTICA study
    Natalia Tzima
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 6:30. 2009
  8. pmc Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) activity, platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) in leukocytes and body composition in healthy adults
    Paraskevi Detopoulou
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 8:19. 2009
  9. 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
  10. pmc Diet, lifestyle factors and hypercholesterolemia in elderly men and women from Cyprus
    Evangelos Polychronopoulos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 4:17. 2005

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  1. 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...
  2. pmc The Value of p-Value in Biomedical Research
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Open Cardiovasc Med J 2:97-9. 2008
    ..In this commentary the meaning, interpretation and misinterpretation of p-values is presented. Alternatives for evaluating the reported evidence are also discussed...
  3. pmc Physical Activity and Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Increase Total Antioxidant Capacity: The ATTICA Study
    Stavros A Kavouras
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, 17671 Athens, Greece
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:248626. 2010
    ..after adjusting for various confounders. Increased physical activity and greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet were associated with increased total antioxidant capacity...
  4. pmc Five-year incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus among cardiovascular disease-free Greek adults: findings from the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University Athens, Greece
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 4:691-8. 2008
    ..We evaluated the 5-year incidence of diabetes in an adult population from Greece...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Adherence to the Mediterranean diet moderates the association of aminotransferases with the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome; the ATTICA study
    Natalia Tzima
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 6:30. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  8. pmc Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) activity, platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) in leukocytes and body composition in healthy adults
    Paraskevi Detopoulou
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 8:19. 2009
    ..Body composition was assessed with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, while anthropometrical indices were also measured. The activity of Lp-PLA2 and levels of lipid and glycemic parameters were determined in fasting samples...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Diet, lifestyle factors and hypercholesterolemia in elderly men and women from Cyprus
    Evangelos Polychronopoulos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 4:17. 2005
    ..We sought to investigate the single and combined effect of Mediterranean diet, being physically active, moderate alcohol use, and non-smoking on clinical status of 150 elderly people from Cyprus...
  11. pmc Prevalence of self-reported hypercholesterolaemia and its relation to dietary habits, in Greek adults; a national nutrition & health survey
    George A Milias
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 5:5. 2006
    ..Main aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of self-reported hypercholesterolaemia and its relation to nutritional habits, in a representative nationwide sample of adult Greek population...
  12. pmc Aims, methods and preliminary findings of the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Allergies in Children Examined in Athens (PANACEA) epidemiological study
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:140. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of asthma symptoms in a sample of Greek children aged 10-12 years, and to evaluate these rates in relation to anthropometric, lifestyle characteristics and dietary habits...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Prevalence of self-reported hypertension and its relation to dietary habits, in adults; a nutrition & health survey in Greece
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 6:206. 2006
    ....
  16. pmc Prevalence, and associated risk factors, of self-reported diabetes mellitus in a sample of adult urban population in Greece: MEDICAL Exit Poll Research in Salamis (MEDICAL EXPRESS 2002)
    Aristofanis Gikas
    Health Centre of Salamis, Salamis, Greece
    BMC Public Health 4:2. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes and to identify associated risk factors in a sample of adult urban Greek population...
  17. pmc The relationship between smokers' motivation to quit and intensity of tobacco control at the population level: a comparison of five European countries
    Jochen René Thyrian
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str, 48, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:2. 2008
    ..The present analysis examines the motivation to change smoking behaviour across 5 different European countries that differ considerably in their tobacco control activities...
  18. pmc Temperature differences are associated with malignancy on lung lesions: a clinical study
    Christodoulos Stefanadis
    Hippokration Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Cancer 3:1. 2003
    ..We evaluated whether thermal heterogeneity of solid tumors, in bronchial epithelium, constitutes an additional marker for the diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Statistical modelling of 10-year fatal cardiovascular disease risk in Greece: the HellenicSCORE (a calibration of the ESC SCORE project)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 48:55-63. 2007
    ..We sought to calibrate the SCORE equations to the Greek population...
  20. doi request reprint Dietary patterns and 5-year incidence of cardiovascular disease: a multivariate analysis of the ATTICA study
    D Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 19:253-63. 2009
    ..The 5-year incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in relation to dietary habits, among men and women from Greece, was evaluated...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Food pattern analysis and prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among elderly people from Mediterranean islands
    Demosthenes Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Med Food 10:615-21. 2007
    ..01), irrespective of various potential confounders. Food pattern analysis revealed the current nutritional status of our elderly participants, and provided a pathway for reducing the burden of CVD risk factors among these people...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint The relation between pulse pressure and cardiovascular mortality in 12,763 middle-aged men from various parts of the world: a 25-year follow-up of the seven countries study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Arch Intern Med 165:2142-7. 2005
    ..Hypertension is a dominant characteristic in the prediction of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We aimed to evaluate the association of blood pressure measurements with CVD mortality among different populations of the world...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Total cholesterol and body mass index in relation to 40-year cancer mortality (the Corfu cohort of the seven countries study)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, 46 Paleon Polemiston Street, Glyfada 16674, Greece
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1797-801. 2005
    ..We evaluated risk factors of cancer mortality based on a 40-year follow-up of the Corfu cohort (Seven Countries Study)...
  29. 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
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 102:403-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate the association between fish consumption and the development of non-fatal acute coronary syndromes (ACS), in a Mediterranean population...
  31. ncbi request reprint Fatty acids intake and depressive symptomatology in a Greek sample: an epidemiological analysis
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Greece
    J Am Coll Nutr 29:586-94. 2010
    ..The aim of this work was to statistically model the association of depressive symptoms with fatty acids intake in persons free of cardiovascular disease...
  32. 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...
  33. 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
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint MedDietScore: a computer program that evaluates the adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern and its relation to cardiovascular disease risk
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 83:73-7. 2006
    ..The application of this software to the general public might be a useful tool for the reduction of the disease burden related with nutritional habits at population level...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. pmc Methodological issues in cardiovascular epidemiology: the risk of determining absolute risk through statistical models
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Office of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Department of Dietetics, Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 2:309-15. 2006
    ....
  39. pmc Chronic exposure to second hand smoke and 30-day prognosis of patients hospitalised with acute coronary syndromes: the Greek study of acute coronary syndromes
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Office of Biostatistics Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Heart 93:309-12. 2007
    ..To investigate the association between chronic exposure to second hand smoke (SHS) and the short-term prognosis of patients hospitalised with acute coronary syndromes...
  40. ncbi request reprint Estimating the 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease and its economic consequences, by the level of adherence to the Mediterranean diet: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Med Food 10:239-43. 2007
    ..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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. doi request reprint Inclusion of dietary evaluation in cardiovascular disease risk prediction models increases accuracy and reduces bias of the estimations
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Risk Anal 29:176-86. 2009
    ..The inclusion of dietary evaluation, as well as other Sociodemographic and anthropometric characteristics, increases the accuracy and reduces estimating bias of CVD risk prediction models...
  44. 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns: a Mediterranean diet score and its relation to clinical and biological markers of cardiovascular disease risk
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 16:559-68. 2006
    ..The Mediterranean diet has long been associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Therefore, we developed a diet score that incorporates the inherent characteristics of this dietary pattern...
  46. ncbi request reprint Breakfast cereal is associated with a lower prevalence of obesity among 10-12-year-old children: the PANACEA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 18:606-12. 2008
    ..Eating behaviours and obesity status among children have already been evaluated in several studies, with conflicting results. The aim of this study is to assess the correlation of breakfast cereal with childhood obesity...
  47. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and myocardial infarction in young men and women: a case-control study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 116:371-5. 2007
    ..However, its role on the likelihood of having MI at young age has not been well understood and appreciated. We investigated whether smoking habits can discriminate young individuals with MI from age- and sex-matched controls...
  48. ncbi request reprint The effect of short-term depressive episodes on the risk stratification of acute coronary syndromes: a case-control study in Greece (Cardio 2000)
    D B Panagiotakos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 56:357-65. 2001
    ....
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of leisure time physical activity on blood lipid levels: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Coron Artery Dis 14:533-9. 2003
    ..We aimed to evaluate the effect of leisure time physical activity on blood lipid levels, in a random sample of cardiovascular disease-free individuals from the Attica basin...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint The association between educational status and risk factors related to cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals: The ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Ann Epidemiol 14:188-94. 2004
    ..The object of this work was to study the associations between education status and several cardiovascular risk factors in 2271 randomly selected male and female adults...
  54. ncbi request reprint Inflammation, coagulation, and depressive symptomatology in cardiovascular disease-free people; the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur Heart J 25:492-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the associations of depressive symptoms with inflammation and coagulation factors related to cardiovascular risk in persons free of cardiovascular disease...
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint Climatological variations in daily hospital admissions for acute coronary syndromes
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 48 50 Chiou st, Glyfada, 165 61 Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 94:229-33. 2004
    ..We examined the association between climatologic parameters and daily admissions for non-fatal acute coronary syndromes (ACS) to emergency units of hospitals in the greater Athens area, from January 2001 to August 2002...
  57. ncbi request reprint Risk factors of stroke mortality: a 40-year follow-up of the Corfu cohort from the Seven-Countries Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Neuroepidemiology 22:332-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, age, pulse pressure levels, physical activity (protective) and total serum cholesterol levels (protective) were significantly related with 40-year stroke mortality...
  58. ncbi request reprint Status and management of hypertension in Greece: role of the adoption of a Mediterranean diet: the Attica study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J Hypertens 21:1483-9. 2003
    ..A secondary goal was to evaluate the association between hypertension status and adoption of the Mediterranean diet...
  59. ncbi request reprint The association of Mediterranean diet with lower risk of acute coronary syndromes in hypertensive subjects
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 82:141-7. 2002
    ..In this work we examined the effect of Mediterranean type of diet on coronary risk in subjects with hypertension...
  60. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification of coronary heart disease through established and emerging lifestyle factors in a Mediterranean population: CARDIO2000 epidemiological study
    D B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Risk 8:329-35. 2001
    ..The aim of this study is to assess coronary risk, based on established and emerging lifestyle risk factors such as smoking habit, physical activity, alcohol consumption and depression in a Mediterranean population...
  61. ncbi request reprint The role of traditional mediterranean type of diet and lifestyle, in the development of acute coronary syndromes: preliminary results from CARDIO 2000 study
    D B Panagiotakos
    Hippokration Hospital, Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Cent Eur J Public Health 10:11-5. 2002
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Dairy products consumption is associated with decreased levels of inflammatory markers related to cardiovascular disease in apparently healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Nutr 29:357-64. 2010
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate the association between consumption of dairy products and levels of various inflammatory markers among adults with no evidence of cardiovascular or other chronic disease...
  63. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification of coronary heart disease in Greece: final results from the CARDIO2000 Epidemiological Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, Division of Preventive Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 48 50 Chiou st Glyfada, Attica 165 61, Greece
    Prev Med 35:548-56. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes and several risk factors in Greece...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint Importance of LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio as a predictor for coronary heart disease events in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: a 15-year follow-up (1987-2002)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 19:89-94. 2003
    ..05). With the power of the 15 years of prospective evaluation, the study shows that increased smoking, hypertension and LDL cholesterol levels eight times more than HDL cholesterol predicts an adverse CHD event, in patients with FH...
  66. ncbi request reprint Forty-years (1961-2001) of all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality and its determinants: the Corfu cohort from the Seven Countries Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 90:73-9. 2003
    ..This study examined risk factors in relation to 40-year all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality in the Corfu cohort of the Seven Countries Study...
  67. ncbi request reprint Can a Mediterranean diet moderate the development and clinical progression of coronary heart disease? A systematic review
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 10:RA193-8. 2004
    ..In this review we summarize the findings of observational studies that evaluated the effect of the Mediterranean dietary pattern in the primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease...
  68. ncbi 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and markers of inflammation and thrombosis related to coronary heart disease
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Cardiology Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Prev Cardiol 7:190-4. 2004
    ..The importance of physical activity in the prevention of cardiovascular disease through modification of the inflammatory and thrombogenic processes is also addressed...
  72. 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...
  73. doi request reprint Alpha-priori and alpha-posterior dietary pattern analyses have similar estimating and discriminating ability in predicting 5-Y incidence of cardiovascular disease: methodological issues in nutrition assessment
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Dept of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio Univ, Athens, Greece
    J Food Sci 74:H218-24. 2009
    ..83). alpha-priori and alpha-posterior dietary assessment showed similar estimating and discriminating ability in predicting CVD, in our sample...
  74. 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint The association between lifestyle-related factors and plasma homocysteine levels in healthy individuals from the "ATTICA" Study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 98:471-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate the associations between homocysteine levels and several lifestyle-related factors, in a population-based sample of Greek adults...
  76. 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...
  77. 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
    ....
  78. pmc The role of Mediterranean diet in the epidemiology of metabolic syndrome; converting epidemiology to clinical practice
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 4:7. 2005
    ..In this review we summarize scientific evidence regarding the effect of Mediterranean diet on the development of metabolic syndrome...
  79. 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)...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint Validation of the MedDietScore via the determination of plasma fatty acids
    Demosthenes Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:168-80. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present work was to validate the MedDietScore by means of plasma fatty acid levels...
  82. ncbi request reprint The emerging anti-inflammatory role of HDL-cholesterol, illustrated in cardiovascular disease free population; the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 122:29-33. 2007
    ..In this work we assessed the relationship between HDL-cholesterol levels and various inflammation markers status in a sample of cardiovascular disease free adult men and women from Greece...
  83. doi request reprint Exclusive olive oil consumption is associated with lower likelihood of developing left ventricular systolic dysfunction in acute coronary syndrome patients: the hellenic heart failure study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece
    Ann Nutr Metab 56:9-15. 2010
    ..The aim of the present work was to evaluate the association between exclusive olive oil consumption and the development of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in patients with a previous acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  84. doi request reprint Overweight/obesity and factors associated with body mass index during adolescence: the VYRONAS study
    Constantinos Mihas
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, Health Centre of Vyronas, Athens, Greece
    Acta Paediatr 98:495-500. 2009
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Brain natriuretic peptide mediates the effect of creatinine clearance on development of left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Department, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 51:413-20. 2010
    ..We sought to investigate whether renal insufficiency is an independent predictor for systolic dysfunction among patients who had an ACS...
  86. ncbi 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...
  87. ncbi request reprint Prognosis of spontaneous echocardiographic contrast in the thoracic aorta
    Christos Pitsavos
    Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 91:822-6. 2003
    ..It is concluded that the presence of SEC in the thoracic aorta is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular events and/or death over intermediate-term follow-up...
  88. 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...
  89. ncbi request reprint Leontio Lyceum ALbuminuria (3L Study) epidemiological study: aims, design and preliminary findings
    Costas Tsioufis
    First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 50:476-83. 2009
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Serum total selenium status in Greek adults and its relation to age. The ATTICA study cohort
    Sophia Letsiou
    Department of Science of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, El Venizelou 70, Athens, Greece
    Biol Trace Elem Res 128:8-17. 2009
    ..This result may indicate that other factors such as selenium distribution as well as retention may be affecting the relationship between serum selenium and age...
  91. 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...
  92. doi request reprint The number of index components affects the diagnostic accuracy of a diet quality index: the role of intracorrelation and intercorrelation structure of the components
    Georgia Kourlaba
    Office of Biostatistics Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Ann Epidemiol 19:692-700. 2009
    ....
  93. doi request reprint Adolescent smoking and health-related behaviours: interrelations in a Greek school-based sample
    G Giannakopoulos
    Centre for Health Services Research, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Child Care Health Dev 35:164-70. 2009
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Urban environment, physical inactivity and unhealthy dietary habits correlate to depression among elderly living in eastern Mediterranean islands: the MEDIS (MEDiterranean ISlands Elderly) study
    E Mamplekou
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:449-55. 2010
    ..To evaluate factors associated with depression in elderly...
  95. doi request reprint One day of moderate energy deficit reduces fasting and postprandial triacylglycerolemia in women: the role of calorie restriction and exercise
    Maria Maraki
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Clin Nutr 29:459-63. 2010
    ..We sought to examine the effects of acute (1 day), moderate ( approximately 2 MJ) energy deficit induced by calorie restriction, exercise, or combination of both on fasting and postprandial triacylglycerol (TAG) metabolism in women...
  96. doi request reprint Moderate coffee consumption lowers the likelihood of developing left ventricular systolic dysfunction in post-acute coronary syndrome normotensive patients
    Christina Maria Kastorini
    Department of Nutrition Science, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Med Food 12:29-36. 2009
    ..89-22.58) as compared with no history of coffee consumption. Coffee consumption has opposite effects on the likelihood of developing LVSD in post-acute coronary syndrome patients depending on their blood pressure levels...
  97. ncbi request reprint Systolic blood pressure on admission predicts in-hospital mortality among patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes: the Greek study of acute coronary syndromes
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 10:362-6. 2008
    ..Multi-adjusted analysis revealed that a 10-mm Hg increment in SBP was associated with a 27% lower likelihood of death during hospitalization (odds ratio, 0.73; 95% confidence interval, 0.66-0.90)...