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  • Journal article
    Damiani G, Federico B, Bianchi CBNA, Ronconi A, Basso D, Fiorenza S, Sassi Fet al., 2011,

    Socio-economic status and prevention of cardiovascular disease in Italy: evidence from a national health survey

    , EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Vol: 21, Pages: 591-596, ISSN: 1101-1262
  • Journal article
    Mak LH, Georgiades SN, Rosivatz E, Whyte GF, Mirabelli M, Vilar R, Woscholski Ret al., 2011,

    A Small Molecule Mimicking a Phosphatidylinositol (4,5)-Bisphosphate Binding Pleckstrin Homology Domain

    , ACS Chemical Biology, ISSN: 1554-8929
  • Journal article
    Suska A, Miguel-Aliaga I, Thor S, 2011,

    Segment-specific generation of <i>Drosophila</i> Capability neuropeptide neurons by multi-faceted Hox cues

    , DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, Vol: 353, Pages: 72-80, ISSN: 0012-1606
  • Journal article
    Beaglehole R, Bonita R, Horton R, Adams C, Alleyne G, Asaria P, Baugh V, Bekedam H, Billo N, Casswell S, Cecchini M, Colagiuri R, Colagiuri S, Collins T, Ebrahim S, Engelgau M, Galea G, Gaziano T, Geneau R, Haines A, Hospedales J, Jha P, Keeling A, Leeder S, Lincoln P, McKee M, Mackay J, Magnusson R, Moodie R, Mwatsama M, Nishtar S, Norrving B, Patterson D, Piot P, Ralston J, Rani M, Reddy KS, Sassi F, Sheron N, Stuckler D, Suh I, Torode J, Varghese C, Watt Jet al., 2011,

    Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis

    , LANCET, Vol: 377, Pages: 1438-1447, ISSN: 0140-6736
  • Journal article
    Cecchini M, Sassi F, Lauer JA, Lee YY, Guajardo-Barron V, Chisholm Det al., 2010,

    Chronic Diseases: Chronic Diseases and Development 3 Tackling of unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and obesity: health effects and cost-effectiveness

    , LANCET, Vol: 376, Pages: 1775-1784, ISSN: 0140-6736
  • Journal article
    Lejeune C, Sassi F, Ellis L, Godward S, Mak V, Day M, Rachet Bet al., 2010,

    Socio-economic disparities in access to treatment and their impact on colorectal cancer survival

    , INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, Vol: 39, Pages: 710-717, ISSN: 0300-5771
  • Journal article
    Jenab M, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Ferrari P, van Duijnhoven FJB, Norat T, Pischon T, Jansen EHJM, Slimani N, Byrnes G, Rinaldi S, Tjonneland A, Olsen A, Overvad K, Boutron-Ruault M-C, Clavel-Chapelon F, Morois S, Kaaks R, Linseisen J, Boeing H, Bergmann MM, Trichopoulou A, Misirli G, Trichopoulos D, Berrino F, Vineis P, Panico S, Palli D, Tumino R, Ros MM, van Gils CH, Peeters PH, Brustad M, Lund E, Tormo M-J, Ardanaz E, Rodriguez L, Sanchez M-J, Dorronsoro M, Gonzalez CA, Hallmans G, Palmqvist R, Roddam A, Key TJ, Khaw K-T, Autier P, Hainaut P, Riboli Eet al., 2010,

    Association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of colorectal cancer in European populations: a nested case-control study

    , British Medical Journal, Vol: 340, ISSN: 1468-5833

    Objective To examine the association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentration, dietary intake of vitamin D and calcium, and the risk of colorectal cancer in European populations.Design Nested case-control study.Setting The study was conducted within the EPIC study, a cohort of more than 520 000 participants from 10 western European countries.Participants 1248 cases of incident colorectal cancer, which developed after enrolment into the cohort, were matched to 1248 controlsMain outcome measures Circulating vitamin D concentration (25-hydroxy-vitamin-D, 25-(OH)D) was measured by enzyme immunoassay. Dietary and lifestyle data were obtained from questionnaires. Incidence rate ratios and 95% confidence intervals for the risk of colorectal cancer by 25-(OH)D concentration and levels of dietary calcium and vitamin D intake were estimated from multivariate conditional logistic regression models, with adjustment for potential dietary and other confounders.Results 25-(OH)D concentration showed a strong inverse linear dose-response association with risk of colorectal cancer (P for trend <0.001). Compared with a pre-defined mid-level concentration of 25-(OH)D (50.0-75.0 nmol/l), lower levels were associated with higher colorectal cancer risk (<25.0 nmol/l: incidence rate ratio 1.32 (95% confidence interval 0.87 to 2.01); 25.0-49.9 nmol/l: 1.28 (1.05 to 1.56), and higher concentrations associated with lower risk (75.0-99.9 nmol/l: 0.88 (0.68 to 1.13); ≥100.0 nmol/l: 0.77 (0.56 to 1.06)). In analyses by quintile of 25-(OH)D concentration, patients in the highest quintile had a 40% lower risk of colorectal cancer than did those in the lowest quintile (P<0.001). Subgroup analyses showed a strong association for colon but not rectal cancer (P for heterogeneity=0.048). Greater dietary intake of calcium was associated with a lower colorectal cancer risk. Dietary vitamin D was not associated with disease risk. Findings did not vary by sex and were n

  • Book
    Sassi F, 2010,

    Obesity and the economics of prevention: Fit not fat

    , ISBN: 9789264063679

    Before 1980, rates were generally well below 10%. They have since doubled or tripled in many countries, and in almost half of the OECD, 50% or more of the population is overweight. A key risk factor for numerous chronic diseases, obesity is a major public health concern. This book contributes to evidence-based policy making by exploring multiple dimensions of the obesity problem. It examines the scale and characteristics of the epidemic, the respective roles and influence of market forces and governments, and the impact of interventions. It outlines an economic approach to the prevention of chronic diseases that provides novel insights relative to a more traditional public health approach. The analysis was undertaken by the OECD, partly in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The main chapters are complemented by special contributions from health and obesity experts, including Marc Suhrcke, Tim Lobstein, Donald Kenkel and Francesco Branca. "a valuable set of results and suggestions about the best preventive interventions to reduce the burden of obesity." - Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health "The positive message of this book is that the obesity epidemic can be successfully addressed." - Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization "innovative and well-researched" - Martin McKee, Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine "A timely, valuable volume on a critical issue. Highly recommended."-Choice, July 2011.

  • Journal article
    Miguel-Aliaga I, Thor S, 2009,

    Programmed cell death in the nervous system-a programmed cell fate?

    , CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROBIOLOGY, Vol: 19, Pages: 127-133, ISSN: 0959-4388
  • Journal article
    Pischon T, Boeing H, Hoffmann K, Bergmann M, Schulze MB, Overvad K, van der Schouw YT, Spencer E, Moons KGM, Tjonneland A, Halkjaer J, Jensen MK, Stegger J, Clavel-Chapelon F, Boutron-Ruault M-C, Chajes V, Linseisen J, Kaaks R, Trichopoulou A, Trichopoulos D, Bamia C, Sieri S, Palli D, Tumino R, Vineis P, Panico S, Peeters PHM, May AM, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, van Duijnhoven FJB, Hallmans G, Weinehall L, Manjer J, Hedblad B, Lund E, Agudo A, Arriola L, Barricarte A, Navarro C, Martinez C, Quiros JR, Key T, Bingham S, Khaw KT, Boffetta P, Jenab M, Ferrari P, Riboli Eet al., 2008,

    General and Abdominal Adiposity and Risk of Death in Europe

    , NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, Vol: 359, Pages: 2105-2120, ISSN: 0028-4793

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