• Publications
  • Influence
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and survival in a Greek population.
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Greater adherence to the traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with a significant reduction in total mortality. Expand
Diet and overall survival in elderly people
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A diet meeting currently understood health criteria does predict survival among people, according to the results of an international cross cultural study of food habits in later life. Expand
Epidemiology and etiology of Parkinson’s disease: a review of the evidence
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Studies that assessed possible shared etiological components between PD and other diseases show that REM sleep behavior disorder and mental illness increase PD risk and that PD patients have lower cancer risk, but methodological concerns exist. Expand
Mediterranean diet pyramid: a cultural model for healthy eating.
TLDR
A food pyramid that reflects Mediterranean dietary traditions, which historically have been associated with good health, is presented, which describes a dietary pattern that is attractive for its famous palatability as well as for its health benefits. Expand
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, +1,022 authors M. Ezzati
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • 16 December 2017
TLDR
Trends in mean BMI have recently flattened in northwestern Europe and the high-income English-speaking and Asia-Pacific regions for both sexes, southwestern Europe for boys, and central and Andean Latin America for girls, and by contrast, the rise in BMI has accelerated in east and south Asia forboth sexes, and southeast Asia for boys. Expand
A susceptibility locus for lung cancer maps to nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit genes on 15q25
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The results provide compelling evidence of a locus at 15q25 predisposing to lung cancer, and reinforce interest in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors as potential disease candidates and chemopreventative targets. Expand
Meat, fish, and colorectal cancer risk: the European Prospective Investigation into cancer and nutrition.
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It is confirmed that colorectal cancer risk is positively associated with high consumption of red and processed meat and support an inverse association with fish intake. Expand
Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants
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The posterior probability of meeting the target of halting by 2025 the rise in obesity at its 2010 levels, if post-2000 trends continue, is calculated. Expand
Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants
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The number of adults with raised blood pressure increased from 594 million in 1975 to 1·13 billion in 2015, with the increase largely in low-income and middle-income countries, and the contributions of changes in prevalence versus population growth and ageing to the increase. Expand
European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): study populations and data collection
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The present paper provides a description of theEPIC study, with the aim of simplifying reference to it in future papers reporting substantive or methodological studies carried out in the EPIC cohort. Expand
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