• Publications
  • Influence
Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and
  • Leandra Ziad A Zargar Abdul Niveen M Benjamin Cecilia Robe Abarca-Gómez Abdeen Hamid Abu-Rmeileh Acosta-Cazar, Leandra Abarca-Gómez, M. Ezzati
  • Medicine
    The Lancet
  • 16 December 2017
Inhibition of Thromboxane Biosynthesis and Platelet Function by Simvastatin in Type IIa Hypercholesterolemia
TLDR
It is concluded that enhanced TXA2 biosynthesis in type IIa hypercholesterolemia is, at least in part, dependent on abnormal cholesterol levels and/or other simvastatin-sensitive mechanisms affecting platelet function.
Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a rural southern Italy population and relationships with total and cardiovascular mortality: the Ventimiglia di Sicilia project
TLDR
The Ventimiglia di Sicilia Study highlights the great importance of overweight and obesity as a public health issue in a rural population and indicates that it is necessary to consider the impact of body weight and fat distribution on both total and CHD mortality.
Novel LMF1 nonsense mutation in a patient with severe hypertriglyceridemia.
TLDR
Investigation of LMF1 gene in hypertriglyceridemic patients in whom mutations in LPL, APOC2, and APOA5 genes had been excluded led to the discovery of a novel homozygous nonsense mutation in one patient with severe hypertrigenidemia and recurrent episodes of pancreatitis.
Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults
TLDR
There is an urgent need for an integrated approach to rural nutrition that enhances financial and physical access to healthy foods, to avoid replacing the rural undernutrition disadvantage in poor countries with a more general malnutrition disadvantage that entails excessive consumption of low-quality calories.
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