Gianluca Iacobellis

Professor of Clinical

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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 1998 2019

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

Adipose Tissue
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1

Epicardial Fat Thickness in Non-Obese Neurologically Impaired Children: Association with Unfavorable Cardiometabolic Risk Profile

Calcaterra, V., Cena, H., Casali, P. M., Iacobellis, G., Albertini, R., De Amici, M., de Silvestri, A., Comparato, C. & Pelizzo, G., Jan 18 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. p. 96-103 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Disabled Children
Cardiovascular Diseases

Epicardial Fat Thickness in Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Concistrè, A., Petramala, L., Scoccia, G., Sciomer, S., Bisogni, V., Saracino, V., Iannucci, G., Lai, S., Mastroluca, D., Iacobellis, G. & Letizia, C., May 3 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : CardioRenal Medicine. p. 199-207 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney
Adipose Tissue
Blood Pressure
Body Surface Area

Espesor del tejido adiposo epicárdico y riesgo de diabetes tipo 2 de acuerdo al FINDRISC modificado para Latinoamérica

Lima-Martínez, M. M., Colmenares, L., Campanelli, Y., Paoli, M., Rodney, M., Santos, R. D. & Iacobellis, G., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinica e Investigacion en Arteriosclerosis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Latin America
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Adipose Tissue
Waist Circumference
Insulin Resistance

Letter to the Editor: "gLP-1 Receptor Expression Within the Human Heart"

Iacobellis, G., May 1 2018, In : Endocrinology. 159, 5, p. 1964-1965 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter