Andrea Di Falco

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Obesity, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and psoriasis, largely driven by environmental factors, show multiple bidirectional associations, with important metabolic implications in psoriatic patients. Besides body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, data on phase angle (PhA), a direct measure by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), used as a marker of(More)
The Mediterranean diet is a healthy dietary pattern known to actively modulate the cell membrane properties. Phase angle (PhA) is a direct measure by Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) used as marker of cell membrane integrity. Both food behaviour and PhA are influenced by age, sex and body weight. The aim of this study was to cross-sectionally evaluate(More)
Psoriasis is a common, chronic, immune-mediated skin disease with systemic pro-inflammatory activation, where both environmental and genetic factors contribute to its pathogenesis. Among the risk factors for psoriasis, evidence is accumulating that nutrition plays a major role, per se, in psoriasis pathogenesis. In particular, body weight, nutrition, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the burden of regional environmental factors influencing the incidence of Melanoma in the Italian population and overcome the problem of partial population coverage by local cancer registries and thematic archives. METHODS We analyzed the Italian national hospitalization records from 2001 to 2008 provided by the Ministry of Health,(More)
  • Marco Ravaro, M V Berger Examinateur, M A Fiore Rapporteur, M A Godard Examinateur, M G Leo Directeur De Thèse, M J Tignon Rapporteur +24 others
  • 2008
To my father. II III Acknowledgements This work has been carried out at the MPQ laboratory of the Paris Diderot University. I'm grateful to Vincent Berger for allowing me to work in this young, lively, and stimulating laboratory and for constantly sustaining my research project. Thanks to his experience, creativity, and extensive knowledge of the physics of(More)
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