Christopher Papandreou

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The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between gluteal adipose tissue fatty acids and sleep quality in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome after controlling for possible confounders. Sixty-three patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome based on overnight attended polysomnography were included. Gluteal adipose tissue(More)
The aim of our study was to examine the possible effect of the Mediterranean diet on thiobarbituric acid reacting substances (TBARS) in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) who are under continuous positive airway pressure treatment. Nine hundred patients were evaluated during a 1-year period (November 2008–October 2009),(More)
The objective of this review is to determine the distribution of obesity by geographical location, income, age and sex in the Mediterranean region during the last decade. A meta-analysis was conducted for 102 articles cited during the period (1997-2007) in Medline database (for 17 Mediterranean countries) searched during the summer of 2007 using the word(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate possible associations of lifestyle patterns with obesity and fat mass in children. DESIGN Cross-sectional epidemiological study. Principal component analysis was used to identify lifestyle patterns. SETTING Primary schools from four regions in Greece. SUBJECTS A total of 2073 schoolchildren (aged 9-13 years). RESULTS(More)
In Palestine, there is a little information about nutrition of adolescents compared to other age groups. This study was designed to assess the nutritional status of Palestinian school-aged children (11-16 years) in East Jerusalem during 2002-03. A school-based cross-sectional study targeted randomly 313 adolescents from public and private schools. A(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the most important factors that determine lipid peroxidation in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Twenty-one obese patients with OSAS based on overnight attended polysomnography were included. Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) were measured in serum. Anthropometric(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate all the important factors contributing to the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) as well as to explore the changes of these factors, over time, by comparing adolescent populations of rural areas of Heraklion, Crete, for the years 2011 and 1989. DESIGN This study was carried out within two rural areas of the Heraklion region(More)
BACKGROUND The Healthy Lifestyle-Diet Index (HLD-index), previously developed to assess the degree of adherence to dietary and lifestyle guidelines for primary schoolchildren, was revised according to updated recommendations. Τhe association of the revised HLD-index (R-HLD-index) with obesity and iron deficiency (ID) was also examined. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the presence of atherogenic factors among preschool children of Crete, Greece. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional study. The study population included 1189 children, aged four to seven years, examined from January to May 2005, in public kindergartens. Biochemical, anthropometric, and blood pressure measurements were(More)