Demosthenes B Panagiotakos

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Country: Greece

Publications

  1. pmc The association between secondhand smoke and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes, among non-smokers, under the presence of several cardiovascular risk factors: The CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Section of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 2:9. 2002
  2. doi Five-year incidence of cardiovascular disease and its predictors in Greece: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Vasc Med 13:113-21. 2008
  3. ncbi 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
  4. doi The Mediterranean diet contributes to the preservation of left ventricular systolic function and to the long-term favorable prognosis of patients who have had an acute coronary event
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:47-54. 2010
  5. doi Serum glucose level at hospital admission correlates with left ventricular systolic dysfunction in nondiabetic, acute coronary patients: the Hellenic Heart Failure Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 25:209-16. 2010
  6. ncbi The associations between physical activity, inflammation, and coagulation markers, in people with metabolic syndrome: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:151-8. 2005
  7. doi Abdominal obesity and inflammation predicts hypertension among prehypertensive men and women: the ATTICA Study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 23:96-103. 2008
  8. pmc Influence of protein intake from haem and non-haem animals and plant origin on inflammatory biomarkers among apparently-healthy adults in Greece
    Natalia G Vallianou
    Polykliniki General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Health Popul Nutr 31:446-54. 2013
  9. doi The association between leisure-time physical activities and asthma symptoms among 10- to 12-year-old children: the effect of living environment in the PANACEA study
    Rena I Kosti
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Asthma 49:342-8. 2012
  10. ncbi Diet, exercise, and C-reactive protein levels in people with abdominal obesity: the ATTICA epidemiological study
    Christos Pitsavos
    Unit of Preventive Cardiology Epidemiology, First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Angiology 58:225-33. 2007

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  1. pmc The association between secondhand smoke and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes, among non-smokers, under the presence of several cardiovascular risk factors: The CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Section of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 2:9. 2002
    ..e. acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina, among non-smokers, in relation to the presence of several other cardiovascular risk factors...
  2. doi Five-year incidence of cardiovascular disease and its predictors in Greece: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Vasc Med 13:113-21. 2008
    ..In conclusion, aging, central fat, hypertension and diabetes, inflammation process, low social status and abstinence from a Mediterranean diet seem to predict CVD events within a 5-year period...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. doi The Mediterranean diet contributes to the preservation of left ventricular systolic function and to the long-term favorable prognosis of patients who have had an acute coronary event
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:47-54. 2010
    ..The effect of the cardioprotective Mediterranean diet on the development of cardiac abnormalities and prognosis of cardiac patients has rarely been investigated...
  5. doi Serum glucose level at hospital admission correlates with left ventricular systolic dysfunction in nondiabetic, acute coronary patients: the Hellenic Heart Failure Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 25:209-16. 2010
    ..Low glucose concentrations at hospital admission in nondiabetic post-ACS patients is a predictor for the appearance of left ventricular dysfunction, and could be a target marker for risk stratification...
  6. ncbi The associations between physical activity, inflammation, and coagulation markers, in people with metabolic syndrome: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:151-8. 2005
    ..We evaluated whether leisure time physical activity is associated with the levels of inflammatory and coagulation markers, in people with metabolic syndrome...
  7. doi Abdominal obesity and inflammation predicts hypertension among prehypertensive men and women: the ATTICA Study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 23:96-103. 2008
    ..Older people, with low education, abdominal obesity, lower adherence to the Mediterranean diet, and increased inflammation, constitute a model of prehypertensive individuals that are prone to develop hypertension...
  8. pmc Influence of protein intake from haem and non-haem animals and plant origin on inflammatory biomarkers among apparently-healthy adults in Greece
    Natalia G Vallianou
    Polykliniki General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Health Popul Nutr 31:446-54. 2013
    ..The confounding role of dietary habits and lifestyle variables on the tested parameters deserves further attention in future research...
  9. doi The association between leisure-time physical activities and asthma symptoms among 10- to 12-year-old children: the effect of living environment in the PANACEA study
    Rena I Kosti
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Asthma 49:342-8. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the interrelationships of living environment, physical activity, lifestyle/dietary habits, and nutritional status on the prevalence of childhood asthma...
  10. ncbi Diet, exercise, and C-reactive protein levels in people with abdominal obesity: the ATTICA epidemiological study
    Christos Pitsavos
    Unit of Preventive Cardiology Epidemiology, First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Angiology 58:225-33. 2007
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  11. ncbi Effects of chronic alcohol consumption on lipid levels, inflammatory and haemostatic factors in the general population: the 'ATTICA' Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    A Cardiological Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:355-61. 2003
    ..The aim of this work was to evaluate the association between chronic alcohol consumption and several clinical and biochemical parameters related to coronary risk, in cardiovascular disease free men and women...
  12. 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...
  13. doi Cross-sectional relationship of a Mediterranean type diet to diastolic heart function in chronic heart failure patients
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 46 Paleon Polemiston St, Glyfada, 166 74, Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 27:576-84. 2012
    ..05). This study demonstrated, in a cross-sectional design, a potential beneficial effect of a Mediterranean diet on biventricular systolic and diastolic function...
  14. ncbi Adherence to the Mediterranean diet attenuates inflammation and coagulation process in healthy adults: The ATTICA Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:152-8. 2004
    ..We studied the effect of the Mediterranean diet on plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell counts, interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, amyloid A, fibrinogen, and homocysteine...
  15. doi N-terminal ProBNP distribution and correlations with biological characteristics in apparently healthy Greek population: ATTICA study
    Elizabeth Fragopoulou
    Department of Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Angiology 61:397-404. 2010
    ..349, P < .001), and hemoglobin (rho = -.249, P < .001) values. Linear regression analysis revealed that gender is the main contributor of NT-proBNP levels, followed by age, BMI, and Cr values...
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. ncbi The impact of olive oil consumption pattern on the risk of acute coronary syndromes: The CARDIO2000 case-control study
    Meropi D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 30:125-9. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between the pattern of edible oils and fats consumption and the prevalence of a first, nonfatal event of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a Greek sample...
  18. doi Physical activity status and acute coronary syndromes survival The GREECS (Greek Study of Acute Coronary Syndromes) study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:2034-9. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the association between physical activity levels and the clinical outcome at presentation, as well as the 30-day prognosis of hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. ncbi Effect of interaction between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C-->T mutation on homocysteine concentrations in healthy adults: the ATTICA Study
    George V Dedoussis
    Department of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:849-54. 2004
    ..Dietary and genetic factors may influence the effect of raised homocysteine concentrations on coronary artery disease risk...
  21. ncbi Long-term fish consumption is associated with protection against arrhythmia in healthy persons in a Mediterranean region--the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1385-91. 2007
    ..Dietary habits have long been associated with many manifestations of cardiovascular disease...
  22. ncbi The association between pre-hypertension status and oxidative stress markers related to atherosclerotic disease: the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 192:169-76. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the association between pre-hypertension status and oxidative stress markers (total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL)), in a random sample of cardiovascular disease-free adults...
  23. ncbi 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
    ....
  24. 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
    ....
  25. doi Level of adherence to the Mediterranean diet among children from Cyprus: the CYKIDS study
    Chrystalleni Lazarou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 12:991-1000. 2009
    ..The Mediterranean diet (MD) prototype is widely used as an educational tool in public health programmes; few studies, however, have been conducted on the adherence of children to this diet...
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. ncbi 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...
  28. doi Unsaturated fatty acids are inversely associated and n-6/n-3 ratios are positively related to inflammation and coagulation markers in plasma of apparently healthy adults
    Nick Kalogeropoulos
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Clin Chim Acta 411:584-91. 2010
    ....
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. ncbi 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...
  31. ncbi Exercise capacity and heart rate recovery as predictors of coronary heart disease events, in patients with heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
    Christos H Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 173:347-52. 2004
    ..We aimed to evaluate the relationship between exercise tolerance test (ETT) indices and occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD), in patients with heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (eFH)...
  32. doi Baseline and 6-Week follow-up levels of PAF and activity of its metabolic enzymes in patients with heart failure and healthy volunteers--a pilot study
    Paraskevi Detopoulou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Angiology 64:522-8. 2013
    ..004) and Lp-PLA2 (P < .001) remained elevated compared with the controls. Newly diagnosed patients with HF under drug treatment have an affected profile of PAF biosynthetic enzymes and especially lyso-PAF-AT. ..
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. ncbi Association between prehypertension status and inflammatory markers related to atherosclerotic disease: The ATTICA Study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Hypertens 17:568-73. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi Association between plasma inflammatory markers and irrational beliefs; the ATTICA epidemiological study
    Charalabos Papageorgiou
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:1496-503. 2006
    ....
  38. pmc Long-term tea intake is associated with reduced prevalence of (type 2) diabetes mellitus among elderly people from Mediterranean islands: MEDIS epidemiological study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Yonsei Med J 50:31-8. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the link between long-term tea intake and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, in a sample of elderly adults...
  39. doi The effect of clinical characteristics and dietary habits on the relationship between education status and 5-year incidence of cardiovascular disease: the ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Dept of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Nutr 47:258-65. 2008
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate whether clinical characteristics and dietary habits influence the association between education status and 5-year incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi Associations between coffee consumption and inflammatory markers in healthy persons: the ATTICA study
    Antonis Zampelas
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:862-7. 2004
    ..Inflammation is important to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and several dietary factors are thought to exert significant effects on inflammation and thus on the risk of CVD...
  42. pmc Increased body mass and depressive symptomatology are associated with hypercholesterolemia, among elderly individuals; results from the MEDIS study
    Stefanos Tyrovolas
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Lipids Health Dis 8:10. 2009
    ..The aim of the present work was to evaluate the relationships between socio-demographic, clinical, lifestyle and depression status and the presence of hypercholesterolemia, among elderly individuals without known CVD...
  43. ncbi 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...
  44. ncbi Dietary choline and betaine intakes in relation to concentrations of inflammatory markers in healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Paraskevi Detopoulou
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:424-30. 2008
    ..Choline and betaine are found in a variety of plant and animal foods and were recently shown to be associated with decreased homocysteine concentrations...
  45. doi Risk stratification of apolipoprotein B, apolipoprotein A1, and apolipoprotein B/AI ratio on the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Angiology 59:335-41. 2008
    ..74 had 3.29 times higher odds of having metabolic syndrome (95% confidence interval: 2.56-4.21) after adjusting for potential confounders...
  46. doi Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with renal function among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Ren Nutr 20:176-84. 2010
    ..No data exist regarding the effect of the Mediterranean diet on renal function. We studied the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and markers of renal function among 3042 people without any evidence of chronic disease...
  47. doi Comparative analysis of cardiovascular disease risk factors influencing nonfatal acute coronary syndrome and ischemic stroke
    Christina Maria Kastorini
    School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
    Am J Cardiol 112:349-54. 2013
    ..In conclusion, similarities of the risk factors regarding ACS and ischemic stroke facilitate simultaneous primary prevention measures...
  48. doi The role of number of meals, coffee intake, salt and type of cookware on colorectal cancer development in the context of the Mediterranean diet
    Niki Kontou
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 16:928-35. 2013
    ..To investigate the association between dietary behaviours and colorectal cancer (CRC) in the context of the Mediterranean diet...
  49. ncbi Electrocardiographic findings at presentation, in relation to in-hospital mortality and 30-day outcome of patients with acute coronary syndromes; the GREECS study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 123:263-70. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the impact of initial electrocardiographic findings at presentation on in-hospital mortality and 30-day outcome of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  50. ncbi 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...
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. ncbi 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 The implication of obesity and central fat on markers of chronic inflammation: The ATTICA study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 183:308-15. 2005
    ..We evaluated the association of obesity with various markers of chronic inflammation, in a population-based sample of 3,042 adults...
  54. ncbi 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
    ....
  55. ncbi An association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T mutation and inflammation markers related to cardiovascular disease
    George V Z Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, 46 Paleon Polemiston St Glyfada, Attica 166 74, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 100:409-14. 2005
    ..In this work, we evaluated the relationship between the levels of inflammation markers and MTHFR genotype among cardiovascular disease free subjects of the ATTICA study...
  56. doi Development of a diet index for older adults and its relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors: the Elderly Dietary Index
    Georgia Kourlaba
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea, Athens, Greece
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1022-30. 2009
    ..To develop an index that assesses the degree of adherence to nutritional recommendations for older adults (Elderly Dietary Index [EDI]) and investigate its association with risk factors related to cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  57. doi 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...
  58. ncbi 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...
  59. doi Associations of energy intake and type 2 diabetes with hypertryglyceridemia in older adults living in the Mediterranean islands: the MEDIS study
    Stefanos Tyrovolas
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    J Nutr Elder 29:72-86. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the energy intake and a finding of T2D were positively associated with occurrence of hypertriglyceridemia...
  60. ncbi Inflammatory markers and in-hospital mortality in acute ischaemic stroke
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 189:193-7. 2006
    ..We examined the short-term prognostic value on mortality of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and serum amyloid A (SAA) in patients with ischaemic stroke...
  61. ncbi Association of creatinine clearance and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute coronary syndromes: the GREECS study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Circ J 71:9-14. 2007
    ..Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate whether renal insufficiency is an independent predictor for in-hospital mortality among such patients...
  62. ncbi 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...
  63. doi Eating habits in relations to anxiety symptoms among apparently healthy adults. A pattern analysis from the ATTICA Study
    Mary Yannakoulia
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Appetite 51:519-25. 2008
    ..From a public health point of view, given the increased prevalence of anxiety and other mental disorders, these findings should be taken into account when designing and evaluating interventions for the general population...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi Anxiety in relation to inflammation and coagulation markers, among healthy adults: the ATTICA study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 185:320-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this work is to examine the association of the anxious state with inflammation and coagulation factors, in persons free of cardiovascular disease...
  66. ncbi 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...
  67. ncbi Long-term fish intake is associated with better lipid profile, arterial blood pressure, and blood glucose levels in elderly people from Mediterranean islands (MEDIS epidemiological study)
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 13:CR307-12. 2007
    ..A study to evaluate the link between long-term fish intake and health status in a sample of elderly adults was undertaken...
  68. doi Quality, but not cost, of diet is associated with 5-year incidence of CVD: the ATTICA study
    Konstantinos Vlismas
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Public Health Nutr 13:1890-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the present work was to calculate the current cost of the Mediterranean diet in Greece and to evaluate the role of diet cost in the development of cardiovascular events after a 5-year follow-up...
  69. doi 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...
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi 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...
  72. doi The 'secrets' of the long livers in Mediterranean islands: the MEDIS study
    Eleni Tourlouki
    Department of Nutrition Science Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Public Health 20:659-64. 2010
    ..The aim of the present work was to evaluate various socio-demographic, clinical, lifestyle and psychological characteristics of elderly (> 65 years) and very elderly (> 90 years) individuals without known cardiovascular disease...
  73. ncbi The implication of obesity on total antioxidant capacity in apparently healthy men and women: the ATTICA study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:590-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated the association of obesity with serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC), in a population-based sample of 3042 adults...
  74. ncbi 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)...
  75. 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...
  76. doi Factor XIII Val34Leu polymorphism and the risk of myocardial infarction under the age of 36 years
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Haemost 99:1085-9. 2008
    ..42, 95% CI 0.22-0.83, p = 0.01). Our data indicate that FXIII Val34Leu polymorphism has a protective effect against the development of MI under the age of 36 years, particularly in the setting of significant CHD...
  77. ncbi Association between passive cigarette smoking and the risk of developing acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 study
    Christos Pitsavos
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Heart Vessels 16:127-30. 2002
    ..Given the high prevalence of cigarette smoking in many developing societies, the public health consequences of passive smoking with regard to coronary heart disease may be important...
  78. ncbi 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...
  79. ncbi Cholesteryl ester-transfer protein (CETP) polymorphism and the association of acute coronary syndromes by obesity status in Greek subjects: the CARDIO2000-GENE study
    George V Dedoussis
    Department of Dietetics Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Hum Hered 63:155-61. 2007
    ..Cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) regulates plasma lipid distribution. The present study aimed to investigate whether the CETP gene (Taq1B) polymorphism predisposes to Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) depending on obesity status...
  80. ncbi 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...
  81. ncbi Non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol is the best discriminator of myocardial infarction in young individuals
    Loukianos S Rallidis
    Second Department of Cardiology, Attikon Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Atherosclerosis 179:305-9. 2005
    ..We investigated whether non-HDL cholesterol can discriminate young individuals with myocardial infarction (MI) from age- and sex-matched controls...
  82. 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...
  83. ncbi 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...
  84. ncbi Factors associated with delay in seeking health care for hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndromes: the GREECS study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Hellenic J Cardiol 47:329-36. 2006
    ..To examine the particular features that characterized patients who arrived in the hospital relatively early compared to those who arrived relatively late after the onset of cardiac symptoms...
  85. ncbi 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...
  86. ncbi Modelling dairy intake on the development of acute coronary syndromes: the CARDIO2000 study
    Meropi D Kontogianni
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Harokopio, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:791-7. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between dairy consumption and the prevalence of a first, non-fatal event of an acute coronary syndrome, in a Greek sample...
  87. ncbi The effect of Mediterranean diet on the risk of the development of acute coronary syndromes in hypercholesterolemic people: a case-control study (CARDIO2000)
    Christos Pitsavos
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Coron Artery Dis 13:295-300. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a Mediterranean diet on the development of non-fatal acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in hypercholesterolemic people, with or without statin treatment...
  88. ncbi Association of apolipoprotein E genotype with early onset of coronary heart disease in Greek men
    Genovefa D Kolovou
    Department of Cardiology, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
    Angiology 56:663-70. 2005
    ..Because the results of similar studies are not consistent, it may be that the relationship between apo E genotype and CHD is related to ethnicity rather than a universal phenomenon...
  89. ncbi Characteristics and in-hospital mortality of diabetics and nondiabetics with an acute coronary syndrome; the GREECS study
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 30:239-44. 2007
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  90. doi Factors associated with food choices among Greek primary school students: a cluster analysis in the ELPYDES study
    Grigoris Risvas
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea, Athens, Greece
    J Public Health (Oxf) 30:266-73. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi 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...
  92. ncbi Short-term depressive symptoms and 30-day prognosis of hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndromes; the Greek study of acute coronary syndromes (GREECS)
    Christos Pitsavos
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 16:309-15. 2007
    ..We evaluated whether short-term depressive symptoms are associated with the 30-day prognosis of hospitalized patients presented with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  93. ncbi The associations between smoking, physical activity, dietary habits and plasma homocysteine levels in cardiovascular disease-free people: the 'ATTICA' study
    Christina Chrysohoou
    First Cardiology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Vasc Med 9:117-23. 2004
    ..The latter may indicate the mutual confounding effect of various socio-demographic, anthropometric and other clinical characteristics on the relationship between homocysteine and cardiovascular risk...
  94. ncbi Forty-year follow-up of coronary heart disease mortality and its predictors: the Corfu cohort of the seven countries study
    Christos Pitsavos
    Cardiology Department, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Prev Cardiol 6:155-60. 2003
    ..In addition, the current status of men in the Corfu cohort is marked by long-term adoption of a Mediterranean type of diet, physical activity, and optimism...
  95. ncbi 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...
  96. ncbi 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...
  97. ncbi The association between physical activity and the development of acute coronary syndromes in treated and untreated hypertensive subjects
    Christine Chrysohoou
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 5:115-20. 2003
    ..However, these data cannot prove causality, and prospective studies will be necessary to confirm or refute the authors findings...
  98. ncbi Increase in aortic pulse wave velocity is associated with abnormal postprandial triglyceride response
    Deliana C Daskalova
    Cardiology Department, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Harokopio University, University Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Clin Cardiol 28:577-83. 2005
    ..Aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV), an index of aortic distensibility, and postprandial hypertriglyceridemia are recognized as independent cardiovascular risk factors...
  99. doi Eleven-year prevalence trends of obesity in Greek children: first evidence that prevalence of obesity is leveling off
    Konstantinos D Tambalis
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:161-6. 2010
    ..However, an apparent leveling off in obesity rates for the past 4 consecutive years was documented for the first time in both genders...
  100. ncbi Short-term effects of atmospheric temperature and humidity on morbidity from acute coronary syndromes in free of air pollution rural Greece
    Maria Misailidou
    First Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:846-8. 2006
    ..An evaluation of the effect of ambient temperature on morbidity from acute coronary syndromes (ACS) while avoiding confounding by air pollution...
  101. ncbi Dietary habits, physical activity and prevalence of overweight/obesity among adolescents in Greece: the Vyronas study
    Rena I Kosti
    Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 13:CR437-44. 2007
    ..The aim was to evaluate the dietary habits and some lifestyle characteristics of Greek adolescents 12-17 years of age in relation to the prevalence of overweight/obesity...