About Konstantinos Papaioannou
Konstantinos-Georgios G. Papaioannou was awarded his Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) in Biology of Physical Activity, focusing on Exercise Physiology, from University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and his Bachelor degree (B.Sc.) in Physical Education and Sports Science from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). During his studies he was a Research Assistant at the Neuromuscular Research Center (Finland) and a member of the Exercise Biochemistry Research Group (Greece). Currently he is a member of the NEWBREED research program, within the focus area of Successful Ageing.
Konstantinos has worked as an exercise physiologist at Sports Clinic at Thessaloniki and as a weightlifting coach in various clubs in Greece. He has also taught at the Greek Air Force Academy and at the Greek Weightlifting Federation's Coaching School at Thessaloniki. In addition, he has been working and collaborating with the Greek Paralympic Powerlifting team since 2004.
His research interests include the effects of exercise, physical activity and sedentary behaviour on metabolism, performance and overall health. His previous work has focused on the combinatorial and independent effects of exercise and myostatin/activin blocking on skeletal muscle gene expression profiling, the monitoring of the metabolic fingerprint of athletes during a training season, and the validity of urine lactate concentration as an index of anaerobic metabolism. His current research focuses on the effects of lifestyle behaviours on metabolism and inflammation in older adults.
Articles in journals
- Papaioannou, K. , Kadi, F. & Nilsson, A. (2022). Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption on Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Are Independent of Physical Activity Behaviors in Older Adults. Nutrients, 14 (2).
- Papaioannou, K. G. , Kadi, F. & Nilsson, A. (2022). Consumption of Vegetables Is Associated with Systemic Inflammation in Older Adults. Nutrients, 14 (9).
- Papaioannou, K. G. , Nilsson, A. & Kadi, F. (2022). Healthy Diets Rich in Vegetables and Systemic Inflammation in Older Adults. Biology and Life Sciences Forum, 12 (1).
- Gharahdaghi, N. , Rudrappa, S. , Brook, M. S. , Farrash, W. , Idris, I. , Aziz, M. H. A. , Kadi, F. , Papaioannou, K. G. & et al. (2022). Pharmacological hypogonadism impairs molecular transducers of exercise-induced muscle growth in humans. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 13 (2), 1134-1150.
- Papaioannou, K. , Nilsson, A. , Nilsson, L. M. & Kadi, F. (2021). Healthy Eating Is Associated with Sarcopenia Risk in Physically Active Older Adults. Nutrients, 13 (8).
- Bergens, O. , Nilsson, A. , Papaioannou, K. & Kadi, F. (2021). Sedentary Patterns and Systemic Inflammation: Sex-Specific Links in Older Adults. Frontiers in Physiology, 12.
Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries
- Papaioannou, K. (2022). Diet and physical activity behaviors for healthy aging. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.