Alberto Ascherio
Harvard University
442Publications
115H-index
52.2kCitations
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Neurology 8.05
Changzheng Yuan8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Elinor Fondell8
Estimated H-index: 8
+ 4 AuthorsBarry M. Popkin317
Estimated H-index: 317
Objective To evaluate the prospective association of long-term intake of vegetables and fruits with late-life subjective cognitive function (SCF). Methods Among 27,842 men with a mean age of 51 years in 1986, we used multinomial logistic regression to examine the relation of vegetable and fruit consumption to future SCF. Average dietary intake was calculated from 5 repeated food frequency questionnaires collected every 4 years until 2002. SCF score was assessed twice (2008 and 2012) using a 6-it...
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Movement Disorders 8.32
Alberto Ascherio115
Estimated H-index: 115
(Harvard University),
Michael A. Schwarzschild66
Estimated H-index: 66
(Harvard University)
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Published on Mar 3, 2019in Annals of Neurology 10.25
Rachit Bakshi9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Harvard University),
Eric A. Macklin35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Harvard University)
+ 7 AuthorsMichael A. Schwarzschild66
Estimated H-index: 66
(Harvard University)
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Published on Feb 14, 2019in American Journal of Epidemiology 4.32
Zeyan Liew12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Yale University),
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Columbia University)
+ 3 AuthorsMarc G. Weisskopf49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Harvard University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Multiple sclerosis and related disorders 3.20
Hilda J.I. de Jong1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Maastricht University),
Helen Tremlett36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Vancouver Coastal Health)
+ 2 AuthorsKarl Münger62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Harvard University)
Abstract Background Whether animal exposure and specifically the timing of such exposure alters multiple sclerosis (MS) risk is unclear. We examined whether animal exposure was associated with MS risk, and whether risk differed by the participants' age. Methods We conducted a case-control study within the Nurses’ Health Study ((NHS)/NHSII cohorts). Overall, 151 women with MS and 235 controls, matched by age and study cohort, completed an animal exposure history questionnaire. Animal exposure pre...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in European Journal of Epidemiology 7.02
Ambika Bhushan5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Harvard University),
Elinor Fondell8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Harvard University)
+ 3 AuthorsBarry M. Popkin317
Estimated H-index: 317
(Harvard University)
Benefits of a Mediterranean diet for cognition have been suggested, but epidemiologic studies have been relatively small and of limited duration. To prospectively assess the association between long-term adherence to a Mediterranean dietary pattern and self-reported subjective cognitive function (SCF). Prospective observational study. The Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study, a prospective cohort of 51,529 men, 40–75 years of age when enrolled in 1986, of whom 27,842 were included in the primar...
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Published on Apr 3, 2018in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2.98
Éilis J. O’Reilly15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University College Cork),
Kjetil Bjørnevik9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Bergen)
+ 5 AuthorsAlberto Ascherio115
Estimated H-index: 115
(Harvard University)
AbstractObjective: To prospectively examine for the first time the association between plasma urate levels measured in healthy participants and future amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) risk.Methods: A pooled case-control study nested in five US prospective cohorts comprising 319,617 participants who provided blood, of which 275 had ALS during follow-up. Pre-diagnostic plasma urate was determined for all participants using a clinical colorimetric enzyme assay. Gender-specific multivariable-adju...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 4.72
Marianna Cortese5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Trond Riise42
Estimated H-index: 42
(University of Bergen)
+ 2 AuthorsKjetil Bjørnevik9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Bergen)
Abstract Introduction High urate levels have consistently been associated with lower Parkinson's disease (PD) risk among men, but the association is less clear among women. In this study we prospectively investigated the association between high uric acid levels and PD, evaluating potential differences by sex and age. Methods This historical cohort study included the entire Norwegian population alive and at least 18 years old on 01/01/2004. We retrieved use of urate-lowering drugs, a marker of h...
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Published on Apr 3, 2018in Neurology 8.05
Karl Münger62
Estimated H-index: 62
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Alberto Ascherio115
Estimated H-index: 115
+ 2 AuthorsJulia Åivo4
Estimated H-index: 4
Although a randomized clinical trial of vitamin D supplementation on primary multiple sclerosis (MS) prevention would provide more compelling evidence of causality than observational studies, challenges including cost, duration, and compliance make it unlikely that such a study will be done. As is often the case in medicine, recommendations must be based on the best available observational evidence. Our study1 contributed to a large body of literature supporting low vitamin D levels as a risk fa...
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Published on May 8, 2018in Neurology 8.05
Iris Y. Kim3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Éilis J. O'Reilly32
Estimated H-index: 32
+ 5 AuthorsAlberto Ascherio115
Estimated H-index: 115
Objective To prospectively examine how selected lifestyle factors and family history of Parkinson disease (PD) combine to determine overall PD risk. Methods We derived risk scores among 69,968 women in the Nurses9 Health Study (NHS) (1984–2012) and 45,830 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) (1986–2012). Risk scores were computed for each individual based on the following factors previously associated with PD risk: total caffeine intake, smoking, physical activity, and family h...
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