Oscar H Franco

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Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc The Polymeal: a more natural, safer, and probably tastier (than the Polypill) strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease by more than 75%
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 329:1447-50. 2004
  2. pmc The polypill: at what price would it become cost effective?
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:213-7. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of physical activity on life expectancy with cardiovascular disease
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 165:2355-60. 2005
  4. pmc Cost effectiveness of statins in coronary heart disease
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, office Ee 2006, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:927-33. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure in adulthood and life expectancy with cardiovascular disease in men and women: life course analysis
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 46:280-6. 2005
  6. pmc Effectiveness calculation in economic analysis: the case of statins for cardiovascular disease prevention
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:839-45. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and life expectancy with and without diabetes: life table analysis of the Framingham Heart Study
    Jacqueline T Jonker
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 29:38-43. 2006
  8. pmc Living healthier for longer: comparative effects of three heart-healthy behaviors on life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease
    Wilma J Nusselder
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:487. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Associations of diabetes mellitus with total life expectancy and life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 167:1145-51. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Fish consumption in infancy and asthma-like symptoms at preschool age
    Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 130:1060-8. 2012

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Publications27

  1. pmc The Polymeal: a more natural, safer, and probably tastier (than the Polypill) strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease by more than 75%
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 329:1447-50. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to identify a tastier and safer alternative to the Polypill: the Polymeal...
  2. pmc The polypill: at what price would it become cost effective?
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:213-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the maximum price of the polypill for it to be a cost effective alternative in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of physical activity on life expectancy with cardiovascular disease
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 165:2355-60. 2005
    ..Our objective was to calculate the consequences of different physical activity levels after age 50 years on total life expectancy and life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease...
  4. pmc Cost effectiveness of statins in coronary heart disease
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, office Ee 2006, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:927-33. 2005
    ..This article reviewed cost effectiveness analyses of statins and sought to synthesise cost effectiveness ratios for categories of risk of coronary heart disease and age...
  5. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure in adulthood and life expectancy with cardiovascular disease in men and women: life course analysis
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 46:280-6. 2005
    ..This effect is larger than estimated previously and affects both sexes similarly. Our findings underline the tremendous importance of preventing high blood pressure and its consequences in the population...
  6. pmc Effectiveness calculation in economic analysis: the case of statins for cardiovascular disease prevention
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:839-45. 2006
    ..This report aimed to evaluate the calculation of estimates of effectiveness in cost effectiveness analyses of statins for cardiovascular disease prevention...
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and life expectancy with and without diabetes: life table analysis of the Framingham Heart Study
    Jacqueline T Jonker
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 29:38-43. 2006
    ..Our aim is to calculate the differences in life expectancy with and without type 2 diabetes associated with different levels of physical activity...
  8. pmc Living healthier for longer: comparative effects of three heart-healthy behaviors on life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease
    Wilma J Nusselder
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:487. 2009
    ..We aimed to calculate and compare the effects of non-smoking, normal weight and physical activity in middle-aged populations on life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Associations of diabetes mellitus with total life expectancy and life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 167:1145-51. 2007
    ..We aimed to calculate the association of diabetes after age 50 years with life expectancy and the number of years lived with and without CVD...
  10. doi request reprint Fish consumption in infancy and asthma-like symptoms at preschool age
    Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 130:1060-8. 2012
    ..To assess whether timing of introduction of fish and the amount of fish consumption in infancy were associated with asthmalike symptoms at preschool age...
  11. ncbi request reprint Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: cost-effectiveness comparison
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, 50 Dr Molewaterplein, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Zuid Holland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:71-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of four risk-lowering interventions (smoking cessation, antihypertensives, aspirin, and statins) in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease...
  12. doi request reprint The association between physical activity and dementia in an elderly population: the Rotterdam Study
    Renée F A G de Bruijn
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:277-83. 2013
    ..This association was confined to follow-up for up to 4 years and not to longer follow-up, suggesting either a role for reverse causality or only a short term effect of late-life physical activity in an elderly population...
  13. doi request reprint Maternal first-trimester diet and childhood bone mass: the Generation R Study
    Denise H M Heppe
    Generation R Study Group and the Department of Paediatrics, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 98:224-32. 2013
    ..Maternal diet during pregnancy has been suggested to influence bone health in later life...
  14. doi request reprint Blood pressure parameters and carotid intraplaque hemorrhage as measured by magnetic resonance imaging: The Rotterdam Study
    Mariana Selwaness
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 61:76-81. 2013
    ..The association between pulsatile flow and IPH may provide novel insights in the development of the vulnerable plaque...
  15. doi request reprint The Generation R Study: design and cohort update 2012
    Vincent W V Jaddoe
    The Generation R Study Group AE006, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:739-56. 2012
    ..Eventually, results forthcoming from the Generation R Study contribute to the development of strategies for optimizing health and healthcare for pregnant women and children...
  16. pmc Predicting survival and morbidity-free survival to very old age
    Rachel S Newson
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Age (Dordr) 32:521-34. 2010
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  17. pmc The Rotterdam Study: 2012 objectives and design update
    Albert Hofman
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:657-86. 2011
    ..erasmus-epidemiology.nl/rotterdamstudy ). This article gives the rationale of the study and its design. It also presents a summary of the major findings and an update of the objectives and methods...
  18. doi request reprint Psoriasis is not associated with atherosclerosis and incident cardiovascular events: the rotterdam study
    Emmilia A Dowlatshahi
    Department of Dermatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Invest Dermatol 133:2347-54. 2013
    ..Psoriasis patients with predominantly mild disease from the general population are as likely to develop atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events as subjects without psoriasis. ..
  19. pmc Combined impact of lifestyle factors on mortality: prospective cohort study in US women
    Rob M van Dam
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMJ 337:a1440. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of combinations of lifestyle factors on mortality in middle aged women...
  20. pmc Dietary patterns and risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes in a prospective cohort of women
    Christin Heidemann
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Circulation 118:230-7. 2008
    ..The impact of overall dietary patterns that reflect actual eating behaviors on mortality caused by cardiovascular or other chronic diseases is largely unknown...
  21. ncbi request reprint Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women
    Maeve C Cosgrove
    Corporate Research, Unilever Colworth Park, Bedford, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1225-31. 2007
    ..Nutritional factors play a key role in normal dermatologic functioning. However, little is known about the effects of diet on skin-aging appearance...
  22. pmc Ten commandments for the future of ageing research in the UK: a vision for action
    Oscar H Franco
    BMC Geriatr 7:10. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Higher dietary intake of lignans is associated with better cognitive performance in postmenopausal women
    Oscar H Franco
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 135:1190-5. 2005
    ..02 (1.11-3.71)]. Isoflavone intake was not related to cognitive function. From our results we conclude that higher dietary intake of lignans is associated with better cognitive function in postmenopausal women...
  24. ncbi request reprint Distributions of C-reactive protein and its association with metabolic syndrome in middle-aged and older Chinese people
    Xingwang Ye
    Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1798-805. 2007
    ..We evaluated the distributions of C-reactive protein (CRP) and its association with metabolic syndrome (MetS) in middle-aged and older Chinese people...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and geographic disparity of depressive symptoms among middle-aged and elderly in China
    An Pan
    Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
    J Affect Disord 105:167-75. 2008
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for depressive symptoms among middle-aged and elderly Chinese in northern and southern China...
  26. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance and depressive symptoms in middle-aged and elderly Chinese: findings from the Nutrition and Health of Aging Population in China Study
    An Pan
    Key Laboratory of Systems Biology, Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
    J Affect Disord 109:75-82. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, only a few studies have explored the association between insulin resistance and depression with contradictory results, and none have been conducted in Chinese populations...
  27. ncbi request reprint Elevated retinol-binding protein 4 levels are associated with metabolic syndrome in Chinese people
    Qibin Qi
    Key Laboratory of Systems Biology, Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4827-34. 2007
    ..High retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) is thought to be associated with insulin resistance in humans. However, evidence from large-scale populations about the relationship between RBP4 and metabolic diseases is scarce...