The presentations of the Mediterranean Diet Info Points - MedDiet have already started by the Greek project partners: Cultural Foundation "Routes of the Olive Tree" and the Messinian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The Cultural [...]
Cultural, Social, and Environmental Influences on Surviving Dietary Patterns of the Past: A Case Study from the Northern Villages of Karpathos. Nature + Culture. 2011;6(3):244-62.
Abstract: The present work documents the core diet of a population in a Mediterranean island that has been minimally eroded by industrialization and tourism, and links present food-consumption patterns to the foods' historical roots and to the [...]
Fish ingredients in online recipes do not promote the sustainable use of vulnerable taxa. Marine Ecology, Progress Series. 2012;465:299-304
Abstract: Consumer preferences can be influenced by cultural factors, such as recipes. Thus, popular recipes using seafood ingredients could encourage demand for the featured marine species. We recorded the fish taxa appearing in all online Greek [...]
Repeatability of food frequency assessment tools in relation to the number of items and response categories included. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 2012;33(4):288-95.
Abstract: Background. Accuracy of measurement is a cornerstone of research in order to make robust conclusions about the research hypothesis. Objective. To examine whether the number of items (questions) and the number of consumption responses (the [...]
Aspects of ancient Greek trade re-evaluated with amphora DNA evidence. Journal of Archaeological Science. 2012;39(2):389-98.
Abstract: Ancient DNA trapped in the matrices of ceramic transport jars from Mediterranean shipwrecks can reveal the goods traded in the earliest markets. Scholars generally assume that the amphora cargoes of 5th-3rd century B.C. Greek shipwrecks [...]
Life history pattern and feeding habits of the invasive mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, in Lake Pamvotis (NW Greece). Journal of Biological Research. 2012;17:121-36
Abstract: The life history pattern and feeding ecology of introduced Gambusia holbrooki was studied in Lake Pamvotis, a shallow lentic ecosystem. The length frequency analysis identified two different age groups. The first recruits were recorded in [...]
Food consumption patterns in Mediterranean adolescents: are there differences between overweight and normal-weight adolescents? Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2012;44(3):233-9
Abstract: Objective: To quantify food consumption (based on food group classification) during several time periods in a sample of adolescents and to identify potential differences in food patterns between normal-weight and overweight [...]
The mediating effect of parents' educational status on the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and childhood obesity: the PANACEA study. International Journal of Public Health. 2013;58(3):401-8.
Abstract: Objectives: To investigate the potential mediating effect of parental education on the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and obesity, in 10-12 years old children. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was performed among [...]
Acute effects of exercise and calorie restriction on triglyceride metabolism in women. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise. 2013;45(3):455-61.
Abstract: Purpose: The mechanisms by which exercise reduces fasting plasma triglyceride (TG) concentrations in women and the effect of negative energy balance independent of muscular contraction are not known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the [...]
Mediterranean diet and incidence of hip fractures in a European cohort. Osteoporosis International. 2013;24(5):1587-98.
Abstract: Prevention of hip fractures is of critical public health importance. In a cohort of adults from eight European countries, evidence was found that increased adherence to Mediterranean diet, measured by a 10-unit dietary score, is associated [...]
Fish dietary patterns in the eutrophic Lake Volvi (East Mediterranean). Journal of Biological Research â€“ Thessaloniki. 2013;19:139-49
Abstract: The diet composition of ten fish species from the eutrophic East Mediterranean Lake Volvi was studied seasonally (summer 2005 - spring 2006) and in relation to body size. The index of relative importance (MI%) of each prey consumed varied [...]
Stress management can facilitate weight loss in Greek overweight and obese women: a pilot study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2013;26(s1):132-9.
Abstract: Background: Stress and negative emotions have been shown to be critical factors in inducing overeating as a form of maladaptive coping in obese people. Methods: The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an 8-week stress management [...]
Health-related quality of life of Greek adolescents: the role of the Mediterranean diet. Quality of Life Research. [Article]. 2013;22(5):951-6.
Abstract: Purpose: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) refers to an individual's perception and subjective evaluation of their health and well-being within their unique cultural environment. HRQOL in relation to adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MD) [...]
Infant dietary exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds in Greece. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2013;59:316-24
Abstract: The dietary exposure of infants to polychlorinated dibenzo dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs) and dioxin like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCBs) is an issue of great social impact. We investigated for the first time the dietary intake of these [...]
Nutrition in early life and risk of childhood leukemia: a case-control study in Greece. Cancer Causes & Control: CCC. 2013;24(1):117-24
Abstract: Purpose: There is a paucity of findings concerning the role of diet in childhood leukemogenesis, whereas the results are equivocal and the studies heterogeneous with regard to food items examined. This case-control study investigates the [...]