Eirini Bathrellou

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BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of this work was to evaluate the repeatability and the validity of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), and to discuss the methodological framework of such procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS The semi-quantitative FFQ included 69 questions regarding the frequency of consumption of all main food groups and beverages usually consumed(More)
BACKGROUND A sedentary lifestyle among children is becoming increasingly common and has been linked to future risk of degenerative diseases. Urban residence has been suggested to be a contributing factor to a less active lifestyle; however, not all available studies support this link. In the present study we examined the physical activity patterns and(More)
OBJECTIVE Aim of the present study was to identify potential dietary, lifestyle, psychosocial and clinical correlates of underreporting in a population-based sample. METHODS Following a random multistage sampling, 1514 men (46+/-13 years old) and 1528 women (45+/-13 years old) from the Attica area, in Greece, participated in this study. All participants(More)
BACKGROUND Cystatin C is a marker of renal function that appears to be associated with inflammation. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there is any relationship between cystatin C, total and differential leukocyte count and other inflammatory markers. METHODS Cystatin C, creatinine, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP),(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of active parental involvement in a lifestyle intervention for the management of childhood obesity. DESIGN Forty-two overweight children (32 girls and 10 boys), aged 9.2 +/- 0.2 years and with percent overweight 39.8 +/- 2.7%, were randomly allocated either to a child-and-parent group (N = 23) or a child-alone group(More)
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 coding used to measure the frequency of consumption) included in nutritional assessment tools influence their(More)
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