Tina Costacou

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Haptoglobin genotype: a determinant of cardiovascular complication risk in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes 57:1702-6. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Postpartum adiponectin concentration, insulin resistance and metabolic abnormalities among women with pregnancy-induced disturbances
    Tina Costacou
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prev Cardiol 11:106-15. 2008
  3. pmc Effect of vitamin E supplementation on HDL function by haptoglobin genotype in type 1 diabetes: results from the HapE randomized crossover pilot trial
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
    Acta Diabetol 53:243-50. 2016
  4. pmc Glycaemic control modifies the haptoglobin 2 allele-conferred susceptibility to coronary artery disease in Type 1 diabetes
    T Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diabet Med 33:1524-1527. 2016
  5. pmc The Haptoglobin genotype predicts cardio-renal mortality in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA Electronic address
    J Diabetes Complications 30:221-6. 2016
  6. pmc The haptoglobin 1 allele correlates with white matter hyperintensities in middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Diabetes 64:654-9. 2015
  7. pmc Haptoglobin genotype and cerebrovascular disease incidence in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 11:335-42. 2014
  8. pmc Oxidative stress and response in relation to coronary artery disease in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Corresponding author Tina Costacou
    Diabetes Care 36:3503-9. 2013
  9. pmc Differential effect of glycemia on the incidence of hypertension by sex: the epidemiology of diabetes complications study
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diabetes Care 36:77-83. 2013
  10. pmc Haptoglobin genotype and its role in diabetic cardiovascular disease
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Cardiovasc Transl Res 5:423-35. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Haptoglobin genotype: a determinant of cardiovascular complication risk in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes 57:1702-6. 2008
    ..We investigated the association between the haptoglobin genotype and the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in a cohort of individuals with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes...
  2. ncbi request reprint Postpartum adiponectin concentration, insulin resistance and metabolic abnormalities among women with pregnancy-induced disturbances
    Tina Costacou
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prev Cardiol 11:106-15. 2008
    ..5 microg/mL provided the optimal cutoff to distinguish those with or without MS. Thus, a lower postpartum adiponectin concentration identifies women at increased cardiovascular risk regardless of pregnancy history...
  3. pmc Effect of vitamin E supplementation on HDL function by haptoglobin genotype in type 1 diabetes: results from the HapE randomized crossover pilot trial
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
    Acta Diabetol 53:243-50. 2016
    ..We conducted a randomized crossover pilot of α-tocopherol supplementation on HDL function [i.e., cholesterol efflux (CE) and HDL-associated lipid peroxides (LP)] and lipoprotein subfractions in type 1 diabetes...
  4. pmc Glycaemic control modifies the haptoglobin 2 allele-conferred susceptibility to coronary artery disease in Type 1 diabetes
    T Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diabet Med 33:1524-1527. 2016
    ..We aimed to assess whether the association of the haptoglobin 2 allele with coronary artery disease is modified by glycaemic control in a prospective cohort study of individuals with childhood-onset Type 1 diabetes...
  5. pmc The Haptoglobin genotype predicts cardio-renal mortality in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA Electronic address
    J Diabetes Complications 30:221-6. 2016
    ..In type 1 diabetes, HP 2-2 also predicts declining kidney function and end-stage renal disease. We investigated whether HP 2-2 predisposes to cardio-renal mortality, while considering other causes of death as competing risks...
  6. pmc The haptoglobin 1 allele correlates with white matter hyperintensities in middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Diabetes 64:654-9. 2015
    ..Further, including mechanistic, studies on the role of the Hp genotype in cerebrovascular disease and the implications for worsening cognitive function are needed. ..
  7. pmc Haptoglobin genotype and cerebrovascular disease incidence in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 11:335-42. 2014
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  8. pmc Oxidative stress and response in relation to coronary artery disease in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Corresponding author Tina Costacou
    Diabetes Care 36:3503-9. 2013
    ..Therefore, we assessed potential indices of response to OxS and evaluated whether they modify the association between OxS and CAD...
  9. pmc Differential effect of glycemia on the incidence of hypertension by sex: the epidemiology of diabetes complications study
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diabetes Care 36:77-83. 2013
    ..We thus sought to confirm these observations and, given sex differences in other type 1 diabetes complications and risk factors, assessed whether any such associations differ by sex...
  10. pmc Haptoglobin genotype and its role in diabetic cardiovascular disease
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Cardiovasc Transl Res 5:423-35. 2012
    ..This manuscript presents an overview of the biology of the haptoglobin genotype and reviews the literature concerning its role in the development of cardiovascular disease among individuals with diabetes mellitus...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of epidemiologic evidence on the role of nutrition in the development of diabetes and its complications
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 3512 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 5:366-73. 2005
    ..Furthermore, this article aims to determine whether clinical practice and public health practice guidelines should, or should not, be determined based on the totality of available scientific evidence...
  12. pmc High-density lipoprotein cholesterol in diabetes: is higher always better?
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Lipidol 5:387-94. 2011
    ..To what degree this is true in type 1 diabetes is unknown, although cardiovascular risk is increased despite elevated mean HDL-C...
  13. doi request reprint Plasma and dietary vitamin E in relation to insulin secretion and sensitivity
    T Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 10:223-8. 2008
    ..Thus, we examined vitamin E in relation to insulin secretion and S(I) among persons not taking vitamin E supplements...
  14. pmc Sex differences in the development of kidney disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a contemporary analysis
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 58:565-73. 2011
    ..Kidney disease in patients with type 1 diabetes historically has been believed to be more prevalent in men. Because recent data do not reflect this pattern, we evaluated whether a sex difference persists...
  15. pmc Haptoglobin genotype and renal function decline in type 1 diabetes
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes 58:2904-9. 2009
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  16. doi request reprint Adiponectin: good, bad, or just plain ugly?
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Kidney Int 74:549-51. 2008
    ..However, studies in humans have reported inverse as well as positive associations between adiponectin concentrations and disease states. This Commentary discusses the apparent conflict in the literature...
  17. ncbi request reprint Novel predictors of overt nephropathy in subjects with type 1 diabetes. A nested case control study from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications cohort
    Aklilu A Yishak
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Veterans Pittsburgh Health Care System of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:93-100. 2006
    ..Predictors of diabetic nephropathy are only partly known and traditional risk factors do not adequately explain disease risk. We thus examined novel risk factors for overt nephropathy (ON) in type 1 diabetes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Double-edged relationship between adiposity and coronary artery calcification in type 1 diabetes
    Baqiyyah Conway
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 4:332-9. 2007
    ..This double-edged association emphasises the complex relationship between adiposity and cardiovascular risk in diabetes...
  19. pmc Is glycaemia or insulin dose the stronger risk factor for coronary artery disease in type 1 diabetes?
    Baqiyyah Conway
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, 3512 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 6:223-30. 2009
    ..HbA(1C) predicts CAD mortality while lower insulin dose and standard CAD risk factors predict CAD morbidity...
  20. pmc Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2, C-reactive protein, and coronary artery disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes and macroalbuminuria
    Rachel G Miller
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 7:47-55. 2010
    ..40, p=0.05), but not 2/2 (HR=0.66, p=0.27), genotype. The association between Lp-PLA(2) activity and CAD differs by CRP and haptoglobin genotype in this group of persons with type 1 diabetes and macroalbuminuria...
  21. ncbi request reprint Sequence of progression of albuminuria and decreased GFR in persons with type 1 diabetes: a cohort study
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 50:721-32. 2007
    ..We determined the sequence of kidney disease stages (microalbuminuria, macroalbuminuria, low estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR], and end-stage renal disease [ESRD]) and characterized those without albuminuria before a low eGFR...
  22. pmc Associations between socioeconomic status and major complications in type 1 diabetes: the Pittsburgh epidemiology of diabetes complication (EDC) Study
    Aaron M Secrest
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:374-81. 2011
    ..To understand the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on the risk of complications in type 1 diabetes (T1D), we explored the relationship between SES and major diabetes complications in a prospective, observational T1D cohort study...
  23. ncbi request reprint The 30-year natural history of type 1 diabetes complications: the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study experience
    Georgia Pambianco
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Diabetes and Lipid Research Building, 3512 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Diabetes 55:1463-9. 2006
    ..Although some type 1 diabetes complications (mortality, renal failure, and neuropathy) are declining, others (CAD, overt nephropathy, and proliferative retinopathy) show less favorable changes by 30 years...
  24. pmc Clinically Relevant Cognitive Impairment in Middle-Aged Adults With Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes
    Karen A Nunley
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Diabetes Care 38:1768-76. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the presence and correlates of clinically relevant cognitive impairment in middle-aged adults with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D)...
  25. pmc Progression of coronary artery calcium in type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1543-7. 2007
    ..Thus, weight control, in addition to lipid and renal management, may help retard atherosclerosis progression in persons with type 1 DM...
  26. ncbi request reprint Antioxidants and coronary artery disease among individuals with type 1 diabetes: Findings from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 20:387-94. 2006
    ..Oxidative stress has been implicated in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We evaluated the effect of serum antioxidants and total antioxidant reserve (TAR) on coronary artery disease (CAD) incidence in type 1 diabetes...
  27. pmc Does the Concentration of Oxidative and Inflammatory Biomarkers Differ by Haptoglobin Genotype in Type 1 Diabetes?
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Antioxid Redox Signal 23:1439-44. 2015
    ..Reported elevated IsoP and WBC count concentrations over time among Hp 2 allele carriers lead to the hypothesis that the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory capacity of the Hp 2 is inferior to that of the Hp 1 allele in type 1 diabetes...
  28. ncbi request reprint The prediction of major outcomes of type 1 diabetes: a 12-year prospective evaluation of three separate definitions of the metabolic syndrome and their components and estimated glucose disposal rate: the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications S
    Georgia Pambianco
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1248-54. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Lower-extremity arterial calcification as a correlate of coronary artery calcification
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Metabolism 55:1689-96. 2006
    ..Thus, factors related to the calcification process in addition to vascular risk factors may play a role in determining the extent of CAC...
  30. pmc Frontal gray matter atrophy in middle aged adults with type 1 diabetes is independent of cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes complications
    Timothy M Hughes
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Diabetes Complications 27:558-64. 2013
    ..g. fronto-subcortical networks; and if these differences are explained by cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes complications...
  31. pmc Association of socioeconomic status with mortality in type 1 diabetes: the Pittsburgh epidemiology of diabetes complications study
    Aaron M Secrest
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:367-73. 2011
    ..Socioeconomic status (SES) as a risk factor for mortality in type 1 diabetes (T1D) has not been adequately studied prospectively...
  32. doi request reprint When are type 1 diabetic patients at risk for cardiovascular disease?
    Trevor J Orchard
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 3512 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 10:48-54. 2010
    ..This article also briefly discusses recent data on general cardiovascular risk factors and provides updated comments concerning the association of coronary artery disease with other diabetes complications, especially renal disease...
  33. pmc Predictors of and survival after incident stroke in type 1 diabetes
    Aaron M Secrest
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 10:3-10. 2013
    ..03). These risk factors merit careful evaluation and management to prevent stroke in T1DM, which occurs at least 20 years earlier than in the general population...
  34. pmc Subjective sleep disturbances and glycemic control in adults with long-standing type 1 diabetes: The Pittsburgh's Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications study
    Hristina Denic-Roberts
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 3512 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA Electronic address
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 119:1-12. 2016
    ..We therefore assessed the prevalence of subjective sleep disturbances and their associations with glycemia and estimated insulin sensitivity in individuals with long-standing T1D...
  35. pmc Risk stratification for 25-year cardiovascular disease incidence in type 1 diabetes: Tree-structured survival analysis of the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications study
    Rachel G Miller
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Diab Vasc Dis Res 13:250-9. 2016
    ..The formal identification of subgroups with varying levels of risk is uncommon in observational studies of cardiovascular disease, although such insight might be useful for clinical management...
  36. pmc White matter hyperintensities in middle-aged adults with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes
    Karen A Nunley
    From the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health K A N, T J O, J C Z, R M B, T C, R G M, C R and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine C M R, H J A, J R J, J R, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA and VeraLight Inc J D M, Albuquerque, NM
    Neurology 84:2062-9. 2015
    ..As life expectancy in patients with T1DM increases, patients are exposed to age- and disease-related factors that may contribute to cerebral microvascular disease...
  37. ncbi request reprint Identifying genetic susceptibilities to diabetes-related complications among individuals at low risk of complications: An application of tree-structured survival analysis
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:862-72. 2006
    ..05). Tree-structured survival analysis may help identify genetic predispositions among individuals who, despite low risk, develop diabetes-related complications...
  38. ncbi request reprint Markers of endothelial dysfunction in the prediction of coronary artery disease in type 1 diabetes. The Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study
    Tina Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 19:183-93. 2005
    ..13, 95% Cl=1.03-1.24; HRs are per standard deviation increase) but not hard CAD. Study results suggest that E-selectin may enhance CAD prediction beyond traditional risk factors or markers of oxidative stress in Type 1 diabetes...
  39. pmc In the absence of renal disease, 20 year mortality risk in type 1 diabetes is comparable to that of the general population: a report from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study
    T J Orchard
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Diabetologia 53:2312-9. 2010
    ....
  40. pmc Haptoglobin 2-2 genotype and the risk of coronary artery disease in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study (DCCT/EDIC)
    Trevor J Orchard
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 30:1577-1584. 2016
    ..We assessed the association of Hp2-2 with incident CAD over 26years of follow-up in 1303 Caucasian participants of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) study...
  41. pmc A Contemporary Estimate of Total Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: The Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study
    Rachel G Miller
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Diabetes Care 39:2296-2303. 2016
    ..S. adults with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is unclear. We determined contemporary rates for adults <45 years old with long-standing, childhood-onset T1DM from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications (EDC) Study...
  42. ncbi request reprint Type 1 diabetes and coronary artery disease
    Trevor J Orchard
    MBBCh, MMedSci, Diabetes and Lipid Research Bldg, 3512 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:2528-38. 2006
  43. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular complications of type 1 diabetes: update on the renal link
    Trevor J Orchard
    Department of Epidemiology, Diabetes and Lipid Research Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, 3512 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA
    Acta Diabetol . 2016
    ..As this is largely the result of cardiovascular and renal complications, we aimed to review recent findings surrounding these diseases in type 1 diabetes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Changes in glycaemic control and risk of coronary artery disease in type 1 diabetes mellitus: findings from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study (EDC)
    C T Prince
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 3512 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Diabetologia 50:2280-8. 2007
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  45. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and prevention of type 2 diabetes
    T Costacou
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Annu Rev Nutr 23:147-70. 2003
    ..This review evaluates evidence of the effect of diet on insulin resistance, insulin secretion, and glucose tolerance, and reflects on directions for future work toward primary prevention of type 2 diabetes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake in the diabetes prevention program cohort: baseline and 1-year post randomization
    Elizabeth J Mayer-Davis
    The Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinating Center, George Washington University Biostatistics Center, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:763-72. 2004
    ..To describe usual dietary intake assessment at baseline and 1-year post-randomization in the ethnically diverse Diabetes Prevention Program cohort...
  47. ncbi request reprint Plasma and dietary vitamin E in relation to incidence of type 2 diabetes: The Insulin Resistance and Atherosclerosis Study (IRAS)
    Elizabeth J Mayer-Davis
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Norman J Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:2172-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate the association of vitamin E with incidence of type 2 diabetes and to do so separately among individuals who did and those who did not report regular use of vitamin supplementation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Clinical factors associated with resistance to microvascular complications in diabetic patients of extreme disease duration: the 50-year medalist study
    Hillary A Keenan
    Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1995-7. 2007
  49. ncbi request reprint Modeling chronic glycemic exposure variables as correlates and predictors of microvascular complications of diabetes: response to Dyck et al
    Trevor J Orchard
    Diabetes Care 30:448; author reply 448-9. 2007
  50. ncbi request reprint Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and survival in a Greek population
    Antonia Trichopoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    N Engl J Med 348:2599-608. 2003
    ..Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may improve longevity, but relevant data are limited...
  51. ncbi request reprint Disparities in food habits across Europe
    Antonia Trichopoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical School, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Str, Athens 115 27, Greece
    Proc Nutr Soc 61:553-8. 2002
    ..Data from the DAFNE databank may serve as a tool for identifying and quantifying variation in food habits in Europe, as well as for providing information on the socio-economic determinants of food preferences...