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Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol.

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High blood cholesterol is typically considered a feature of wealthy western countries1,2. However, dietary and behavioural determinants of blood cholesterol are changing rapidly throughout the world3 and countries are using lipid-lowering medications at varying rates. These changes can have distinct effects on the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and ... Read more >>

Nature (Nature)
[2020, 582(7810):73-77]

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Fetal sex and maternal pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zoe A Broere-Brown, Maria C Adank, Laura Benschop, Myrte Tielemans, Taulant Muka, Romy Gonçalves, Wichor M Bramer, Josje D Schoufour, Trudy Voortman, Eric A P Steegers, Oscar H Franco, Sarah Schalekamp-Timmermans,

BACKGROUND:Since the placenta also has a sex, fetal sex-specific differences in the occurrence of placenta-mediated complications could exist. OBJECTIVE:To determine the association of fetal sex with multiple maternal pregnancy complications. SEARCH STRATEGY:Six electronic databases Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central, Web-of-Science, PubMed, and Google Scholar were systematically searched to identify eligible ... Read more >>

Biol Sex Differ (Biology of sex differences)
[2020, 11(1):26]

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Dynamic interventions to control COVID-19 pandemic: a multivariate prediction modelling study comparing 16 worldwide countries.

Rajiv Chowdhury, Kevin Heng, Md Shajedur Rahman Shawon, Gabriel Goh, Daisy Okonofua, Carolina Ochoa-Rosales, Valentina Gonzalez-Jaramillo, Abbas Bhuiya, Daniel Reidpath, Shamini Prathapan, Sara Shahzad, Christian L Althaus, Nathalia Gonzalez-Jaramillo, Oscar H Franco, ,

To date, non-pharmacological interventions (NPI) have been the mainstay for controlling the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. While NPIs are effective in preventing health systems overload, these long-term measures are likely to have significant adverse economic consequences. Therefore, many countries are currently considering to lift the NPIs-increasing the likelihood of disease resurgence. In ... Read more >>

Eur. J. Epidemiol. (European journal of epidemiology)
[2020, 35(5):389-399]

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Genomic analysis of diet composition finds novel loci and associations with health and lifestyle.

S Fleur W Meddens, Ronald de Vlaming, Peter Bowers, Casper A P Burik, Richard Karlsson Linnér, Chanwook Lee, Aysu Okbay, Patrick Turley, Cornelius A Rietveld, Mark Alan Fontana, Mohsen Ghanbari, Fumiaki Imamura, George McMahon, Peter J van der Most, Trudy Voortman, Kaitlin H Wade, Emma L Anderson, Kim V E Braun, Pauline M Emmett, Tonũ Esko, Juan R Gonzalez, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Claudia Langenberg, Jian'an Luan, Taulant Muka, Susan Ring, Fernando Rivadeneira, Harold Snieder, Frank J A van Rooij, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, , , , George Davey Smith, Oscar H Franco, Nita G Forouhi, M Arfan Ikram, Andre G Uitterlinden, Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Nick J Wareham, David Cesarini, K Paige Harden, James J Lee, Daniel J Benjamin, Carson C Chow, Philipp D Koellinger,

We conducted genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of relative intake from the macronutrients fat, protein, carbohydrates, and sugar in over 235,000 individuals of European ancestries. We identified 21 unique, approximately independent lead SNPs. Fourteen lead SNPs are uniquely associated with one macronutrient at genome-wide significance (P < 5 × 10-8), while five of the 21 ... Read more >>

Mol. Psychiatry (Molecular psychiatry)
[2020, :]

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Trajectories of BMI Before Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes: The Rotterdam Study.

Jana Nano, Klodian Dhana, Eralda Asllanaj, Eric Sijbrands, M Arfan Ikram, Abbas Dehghan, Taulant Muka, Oscar H Franco,

OBJECTIVE:People with diabetes show great variability in weight gain and duration of obesity at the time of diagnosis. BMI trajectories and other cardiometabolic risk factors prior to type 2 diabetes were investigated. METHODS:A total of 6,223 participants from the Rotterdam Study cohort were included. BMI patterns before diagnosis of diabetes ... Read more >>

Obesity (Silver Spring) (Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.))
[2020, 28(6):1149-1156]

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The double burden of disease of COVID-19 in cardiovascular patients: overlapping conditions could lead to overlapping treatments.

Nathalia Gonzalez-Jaramillo, Nicola Low, Oscar H Franco,

Eur. J. Epidemiol. (European journal of epidemiology)
[2020, 35(4):335-337]

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Eating to add years of life and life to these years: what should be in the menu?

Angeline Chatelan, Taulant Muka, Oscar H Franco,

Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (The American journal of clinical nutrition)
[2020, 111(4):733-734]

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COVID-19: The forgotten priorities of the pandemic.

Cristina Mesa Vieira, Oscar H Franco, Carlos Gómez Restrepo, Thomas Abel,

The zoonotic virus now named SARS-CoV-2 first infected humans in China, and COVID-19 has rapidly become pandemic. To mitigate its impact on societies, health systems and economies, countries have adopted non-pharmacological preventive practices such as 'spatial' or 'social' distancing, the use of protective masks, and handwashing; these have been widely ... Read more >>

Maturitas (Maturitas)
[2020, 136:38-41]

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Serum insulin levels are associated with vulnerable plaque components in the carotid artery: the Rotterdam Study.

Blerim Mujaj, Daniel Bos, Maryam Kavousi, Aad van der Lugt, Jan A Staessen, Oscar H Franco, Meike W Vernooij,

Background:To investigate the association between fasting serum insulin and glucose levels with atherosclerotic plaque composition in the carotid artery. Impaired insulin and glucose levels are implicated in the etiology of cardiovascular disease; however, their influence on the formation and composition of atherosclerotic plaque remains unclear. Methods:In 1740 participants (mean age ... Read more >>

Eur. J. Endocrinol. (European journal of endocrinology)
[2020, 182(3):343-350]

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Cardiovascular screening and prevention strategies in women with history of preeclampsia: One size does not fit all.

Marija Glisic, Taulant Muka, Oscar H Franco,

Eur J Prev Cardiol (European journal of preventive cardiology)
[2020, :2047487320908977]

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Echocardiographic parameters, speckle tracking, and brain natriuretic peptide levels as indicators of progression of indeterminate stage to Chagas cardiomyopathy.

Luis E Echeverría, Lyda Z Rojas, María C Villamizar, Carlos Luengas, Angel M Chaves, Jaime A Rodríguez, Rafael Campo, Claudia Clavijo, Adriana M Redondo, Luis A López, Sergio Alejandro Gómez-Ochoa, Carlos A Morillo, Oscar L Rueda-Ochoa, Oscar H Franco,

BACKGROUND:Chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCM) is characterized by a unique type of cardiac involvement. Few studies have characterized echocardiographic (Echo) transitions from the indeterminate Chagas disease (ChD) form to CCM. The objective of this study was to identify the best cutoffs in multiple Echo parameters, speckle tracking, and N-terminal pro B-type ... Read more >>

Echocardiography (Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.))
[2020, 37(3):429-438]

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Epigenetic Link Between Statin Therapy and Type 2 Diabetes.

Carolina Ochoa-Rosales, Eliana Portilla-Fernandez, Jana Nano, Rory Wilson, Benjamin Lehne, Pashupati P Mishra, Xu Gao, Mohsen Ghanbari, Oscar L Rueda-Ochoa, Diana Juvinao-Quintero, Marie Loh, Weihua Zhang, Jaspal S Kooner, Hans J Grabe, Stephan B Felix, Ben Schöttker, Yan Zhang, Christian Gieger, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Margit Heier, Annette Peters, Terho Lehtimäki, Alexander Teumer, Hermann Brenner, Melanie Waldenberger, M Arfan Ikram, Joyce B J van Meurs, Oscar H Franco, Trudy Voortman, John Chambers, Bruno H Stricker, Taulant Muka,

OBJECTIVE:To investigate the role of epigenetics in statins' diabetogenic effect comparing DNA methylation (DNAm) between statin users and nonusers in an epigenome-wide association study in blood. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:Five cohort studies' participants (n = 8,270) were classified as statin users when they were on statin therapy at the time ... Read more >>

Diabetes Care (Diabetes care)
[2020, 43(4):875-884]

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Sexually dimorphic DNA-methylation in cardiometabolic health: A systematic review.

Eralda Asllanaj, Xiaofang Zhang, Carolina Ochoa Rosales, Jana Nano, Wichor M Bramer, Eliana Portilla-Fernandez, Kim V E Braun, Valentina Gonzalez-Jaramillo, Wolfgang Ahrens, Arfan Ikram, Mohsen Ghanbari, Trudy Voortman, Oscar H Franco, Taulant Muka, Marija Glisic,

Sex is a major determinant of cardiometabolic risk. DNA methylation (DNAm), an important epigenetic mechanism that differs between sexes, has been associated with cardiometabolic diseases. Therefore, we aimed to systematically review studies in adults investigating sex-specific associations of DNAm with intermediate cardiometabolic traits and incident cardiovascular disease including stroke, myocardial ... Read more >>

Maturitas (Maturitas)
[2020, 135:6-26]

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Survival After Uncomplicated EVAR in Octogenarians is Similar to the General Population of Octogenarians Without an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Oscar L Rueda-Ochoa, Pieter van Bakel, Sanne E Hoeks, Hence Verhagen, Jaap Deckers, Dimitris Rizopoulos, Mohammad A Ikram, Ellen Rouwet, Klaas Ultee, Sander Ten Raa, Oscar H Franco, Maryam Kavousi, Marie Josee van Rijn,

OBJECTIVE:Long term survival after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) in octogenarians remains unclear. This was evaluated by comparing octogenarians after EVAR with a matched group of octogenarians without an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) from the Rotterdam Study (RS). The influence of complications after EVAR on survival was also studied with ... Read more >>

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg (European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery)
[2020, 59(5):740-747]

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Correction to: The role of DNA methylation and histone modifications in blood pressure: a systematic review.

Valentina Gonzalez-Jaramillo, Eliana Portilla-Fernandez, Marija Glisic, Trudy Voortman, Wichor Bramer, Rajiv Chowdhury, Anton J M Roks, A H Jan Danser, Taulant Muka, Jana Nano, Oscar H Franco,

An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via a link at the top of the paper. ... Read more >>

J Hum Hypertens (Journal of human hypertension)
[2020, 34(2):193]

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Thyroid Function and the Risk of Fibrosis of the Liver, Heart, and Lung in Humans: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Arjola Bano, Layal Chaker, Taulant Muka, Francesco U S Mattace-Raso, Lia Bally, Oscar H Franco, Robin P Peeters, Salman Razvi,

Background: Fibrotic diseases have an unclear etiology and poor prognosis. Fluctuations in thyroid function may play a role in the development of fibrosis, but evidence is fragmented and inconclusive. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to investigate the association of thyroid function with fibrotic diseases of the liver, heart, and ... Read more >>

Thyroid (Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association)
[2020, :]

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Healthy lifestyle and life expectancy free of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: prospective cohort study.

Yanping Li, Josje Schoufour, Dong D Wang, Klodian Dhana, An Pan, Xiaoran Liu, Mingyang Song, Gang Liu, Hyun Joon Shin, Qi Sun, Laila Al-Shaar, Molin Wang, Eric B Rimm, Ellen Hertzmark, Meir J Stampfer, Walter C Willett, Oscar H Franco, Frank B Hu,

OBJECTIVE:To examine how a healthy lifestyle is related to life expectancy that is free from major chronic diseases. DESIGN:Prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS:The Nurses' Health Study (1980-2014; n=73 196) and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (1986-2014; n=38 366). MAIN EXPOSURES:Five low risk lifestyle factors: never smoking, body mass index 18.5-24.9, moderate ... Read more >>

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2020, 368:l6669]

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Diet-Dependent Acid Load-The Missing Link Between an Animal Protein-Rich Diet and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Louise J M Alferink, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Nicole S Erler, Robert J de Knegt, Ewout J Hoorn, M Arfan Ikram, Harry L A Janssen, Herold J Metselaar, Oscar H Franco, Sarwa Darwish Murad,

OBJECTIVE:Our group recently showed that animal protein was independently associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We hypothesize that this may be explained by a high diet-dependent acid load [dietary acid load (DAL)]. METHODS:This cross-sectional study is embedded in a prospective population-based cohort. We estimated DAL proxies via food-frequency questionnaires ... Read more >>

J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism)
[2019, 104(12):6325-6337]

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Sarcopenia in COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Elizabeth Benz, Katerina Trajanoska, Lies Lahousse, Josje D Schoufour, Natalie Terzikhan, Emmely De Roos, Gerdien B de Jonge, Ross Williams, Oscar H Franco, Guy Brusselle, Fernando Rivadeneira,

COPD is associated with a progressive loss of muscle mass and function. However, there is an unmet need to define and standardise methods to estimate the prevalence of sarcopenia in COPD patients.We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of this extrapulmonary manifestation in COPD patients. We searched ... Read more >>

Eur Respir Rev (European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society)
[2019, 28(154):]

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Macronutrient intake and frailty: the Rotterdam Study.

Eline Verspoor, Trudy Voortman, Frank J A van Rooij, Fernando Rivadeneira, Oscar H Franco, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Josje D Schoufour,

PURPOSE:To investigate the longitudinal association between the macronutrient composition of the diet and frailty. METHODS:Data were obtained from 5205 Dutch middle-aged and older adults participating in the Rotterdam Study. Frailty was measured using a frailty index based on the accumulation of 38 health-related deficits, score between 0 and 100, and ... Read more >>

Eur J Nutr (European journal of nutrition)
[2019, :]

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Thyroid function and life expectancy with and without noncommunicable diseases: A population-based study.

Arjola Bano, Layal Chaker, Francesco U S Mattace-Raso, Natalie Terzikhan, Maryam Kavousi, M Arfan Ikram, Robin P Peeters, Oscar H Franco,

BACKGROUND:Variations in thyroid function within reference ranges are associated with increased risk of diseases and death. However, the impact of thyroid function on life expectancy (LE) with and without noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) remains unknown. We therefore aimed to investigate the association of thyroid function with total LE and LE with ... Read more >>

PLoS Med. (PLoS medicine)
[2019, 16(10):e1002957]

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Impact of combined lifestyle factors on all-cause and cause-specific mortality and life expectancy in Chinese: the Singapore Chinese Health Study.

Xiong-Fei Pan, Yanping Li, Oscar H Franco, Jian-Min Yuan, An Pan, Woon-Puay Koh,

BACKGROUND:To examine the impact of combined lifestyle factors on premature mortality and life expectancy in Chinese adults. METHODS:A total of 44,052 Chinese adults aged 45 to 74 years free of cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and diabetes were followed from recruitment (1993-1998) to the end of 2016 in the Singapore Chinese ... Read more >>

J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. (The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences)
[2019, :]

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A 24-step guide on how to design, conduct, and successfully publish a systematic review and meta-analysis in medical research.

Taulant Muka, Marija Glisic, Jelena Milic, Sanne Verhoog, Julia Bohlius, Wichor Bramer, Rajiv Chowdhury, Oscar H Franco,

To inform evidence-based practice in health care, guidelines and policies require accurate identification, collation, and integration of all available evidence in a comprehensive, meaningful, and time-efficient manner. Approaches to evidence synthesis such as carefully conducted systematic reviews and meta-analyses are essential tools to summarize specific topics. Unfortunately, not all systematic ... Read more >>

Eur. J. Epidemiol. (European journal of epidemiology)
[2020, 35(1):49-60]

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Progression of conventional cardiovascular risk factors and vascular disease risk in individuals: insights from the PROG-IMT consortium.

Martin Bahls, Matthias W Lorenz, Marcus Dörr, Lu Gao, Kazuo Kitagawa, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Stefan Agewall, Gerald Berenson, Alberico L Catapano, Giuseppe D Norata, Michiel L Bots, Wiek van Gilst, Folkert W Asselbergs, Frank P Brouwers, Heiko Uthoff, Dirk Sander, Holger Poppert, Michael Hecht Olsen, Jean Philippe Empana, Ulf Schminke, Damiano Baldassarre, Fabrizio Veglia, Oscar H Franco, Maryam Kavousi, Eric de Groot, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Liliana Grigore, Joseph F Polak, Tatjana Rundek, Coen DA Stehouwer, Michael R Skilton, Apostolos I Hatzitolios, Christos Savopoulos, George Ntaios, Matthieu Plichart, Stela McLachlan, Lars Lind, Peter Willeit, Helmuth Steinmetz, Moise Desvarieux, M Arfan Ikram, Stein Harald Johnsen, Caroline Schmidt, Johann Willeit, Pierre Ducimetiere, Jackie F Price, Göran Bergström, Jussi Kauhanen, Stefan Kiechl, Matthias Sitzer, Horst Bickel, Ralph L Sacco, Albert Hofman, Henry Völzke, Simon G Thompson, ,

AIMS:Averaged measurements, but not the progression based on multiple assessments of carotid intima-media thickness, (cIMT) are predictive of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in individuals. Whether this is true for conventional risk factors is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS:An individual participant meta-analysis was used to associate the annualised progression of systolic blood ... Read more >>

Eur J Prev Cardiol (European journal of preventive cardiology)
[2020, 27(3):234-243]

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Vertebral Fractures in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: More Than Skeletal Complications Alone.

Fjorda Koromani, Ling Oei, Enisa Shevroja, Katerina Trajanoska, Josje Schoufour, Taulant Muka, Oscar H Franco, M Arfan Ikram, M Carola Zillikens, André G Uitterlinden, Gabriel P Krestin, Tassos Anastassiades, Robert Josse, Stephanie M Kaiser, David Goltzman, Brian C Lentle, Jerilynn C Prior, William D Leslie, Eugene McCloskey, Olivier Lamy, Didier Hans, Edwin H Oei, Fernando Rivadeneira,

OBJECTIVE:We aimed to assess whether individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) have increased risk of vertebral fractures (VFs) and to estimate nonvertebral fracture and mortality risk among individuals with both prevalent T2D and VFs. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:A systematic PubMed search was performed to identify studies that investigated the relationship ... Read more >>

Diabetes Care (Diabetes care)
[2019, :]

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