Gianluca Iacobellis

Professor of Clinical

  • 6927 Citations

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Research Interests

Pioneered the research on epicardial adipose tissue

Invented ultrasound technique to measure epicardial fat thickness

Leading clinical trials on epicardial fat as novel therapeutic target and risk factor for CAD and diabetes


Extensively published on epicardial adipose tissue in high rank jourmals, such as Nature Endocrinology Reviews, Nature Cardiology Reviews, Trends in Endocrinology, JCEM, Obesity, American Journal of Cardiology

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Research Output

Cardioprotective Heme Oxygenase 1-PGC1α Signaling in Epicardial Fat Attenuates Cardiovascular Risk in Humans as in Obese Mice

Peterson, S. J., Yadav, R. & Iacobellis, G., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Obesity.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Epicardial Adipose Tissue: Clinical Biomarker of Cardio-Metabolic Risk

Villasante Fricke, A. C. & Iacobellis, G., Nov 28 2019, In : International journal of molecular sciences. 20, 23

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
  • Epicardial adipose tissue feeding and overfeeding the heart

    Iacobellis, G. & Barbaro, G., Mar 1 2019, In : Nutrition. 59, p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Epicardial adipose tissue GLP-1 receptor is associated with genes involved in fatty acid oxidation and white-to-brown fat differentiation: A target to modulate cardiovascular risk?

    Dozio, E., Vianello, E., Malavazos, A. E., Tacchini, L., Schmitz, G., Iacobellis, G. & Corsi Romanelli, M. M., Jan 1 2019, In : International Journal of Cardiology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Epicardial fat: A new therapeutic target in psoriasis

    Kamath, P., Benesh, G., Romanelli, P. & Iacobellis, G., Jan 1 2019, In : Current Pharmaceutical Design. 25, 46, p. 4914-4918 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey