Gianluca Iacobellis

Professor of Clinical

  • 6736 Citations
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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

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

Obese Mice
Heme Oxygenase-1
4 Citations (Scopus)

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
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Brown Adipose Tissue
Adipose Tissue
Fatty Acids
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1

Is epicardial fat attenuation a novel marker of coronary inflammation?

Iacobellis, G. & Mahabadi, A. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Atherosclerosis.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Coronary Artery Disease
Bone and Bones