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  • Demosthenes Panagiotakos
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor
  • Area: Biostatistics / Epidemiology
  • End Degree: DrMed
  • Email: d.b.panagiotakos@usa.net
  • Specialization: Epidemiology of chronic diseases; cardiovascular disease; lifestyle determinants; Mediterranean diet; research methods in medicine; systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Research Interests

a) Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and risk modeling

b) Risk analysis and risk stratification

c) Evidence based medicine, causality

d) Nutrition, Mediterranean diet and lifestyle evaluation

e) Obesity: Epidemiology and prevention

Selected Publications

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1. Kastorini CM, Panagiotakos DB. The obesity paradox: methodological considerations based on epidemiological and clinical evidence--new insights. Maturitas. 2012 Jul;72(3):220-4.

2. Lazarou C, Panagiotakos DB, Spanoudis G, Matalas AL. E-KINDEX: a dietary screening tool to assess children's obesogenic dietary habits. J Am Coll Nutr. 2011 Apr;30(2):100-12.

3. Kastorini CM, Panagiotakos DB. The role of the Mediterranean diet on the development of the metabolic syndrome. Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2010 Jun 1;2:1320-33.

4. Kokkinos PF, Faselis C, Myers J, Panagiotakos D, Doumas M. Interactive effects of fitness and statin treatment on mortality risk in veterans with dyslipidaemia: a cohort study. Lancet. 2012 Nov 27.

5. Antonogeorgos G, Panagiotakos DB, Pitsavos C, Papageorgiou C, Chrysohoou C, Papadimitriou GN, Stefanadis C. Understanding the role of depression and anxiety on cardiovascular disease risk, using structural equation modeling; the mediating effect of the Mediterranean diet and physical activity: the ATTICA study. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Sep;22(9):630-7.

6. Kastorini CM, Milionis HJ, Esposito K, Giugliano D, Goudevenos JA, Panagiotakos DB. The effect of Mediterranean diet on metabolic syndrome and its components: a meta-analysis of 50 studies and 534,906 individuals. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Mar 15;57(11):1299-313.

7. Panagiotakos DB, Pitsavos C, Arvaniti F, Stefanadis C. Adherence to the Mediterranean food pattern predicts the prevalence of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes and obesity, among healthy adults; the accuracy of the MedDietScore. Prev Med. 2007 Apr;44(4):335-40.