, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 326–329 | Cite as

History of the Cretan cohort of the Seven Countries Study

  • Christos M. Hatzis
  • Dimitra Sifaki-PistollaEmail author
  • Anthony G. Kafatos
Letter to the Editor

Key words

Cohort Coronary heart disease Crete Seven Countries Study 


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© Hellenic Endocrine Society 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos M. Hatzis
    • 1
  • Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Anthony G. Kafatos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic, Medical SchoolUniversity of CreteHeraklion, CreteGreece
  2. 2.Iraklion, CreteGreece

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