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 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 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. ncbi Arterial stiffness is associated with carotid intraplaque hemorrhage in the general population: the Rotterdam study
    Mariana Selwaness
    From the Departments of Epidemiology M S, G C V, A H, O H F, J C M W, M W V, Radiology Q v d B, A v d L, M W V, Internal Medicine F U S M R, and Cardiology, Biomedical Engineering J J W, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 34:927-32. 2014
  7. doi The Rotterdam Study: 2014 objectives and design update
    Albert Hofman
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:889-926. 2013
  8. doi Comparison of prognosis in unrecognized versus recognized myocardial infarction in men versus women >55 years of age (from the Rotterdam Study)
    Abbas Dehghan
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1-6. 2014
  9. ncbi Comparison of application of the ACC/AHA guidelines, Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, and European Society of Cardiology guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in a European cohort
    Maryam Kavousi
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 311:1416-23. 2014
  10. ncbi Intracranial carotid artery atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke in whites: the Rotterdam Study
    Daniel Bos
    Department of Radiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands2Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA Neurol 71:405-11. 2014

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  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 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 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. ncbi Arterial stiffness is associated with carotid intraplaque hemorrhage in the general population: the Rotterdam study
    Mariana Selwaness
    From the Departments of Epidemiology M S, G C V, A H, O H F, J C M W, M W V, Radiology Q v d B, A v d L, M W V, Internal Medicine F U S M R, and Cardiology, Biomedical Engineering J J W, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 34:927-32. 2014
    ..In a population-based study, we investigated the association between arterial stiffness and the presence and composition of carotid atherosclerotic plaques...
  7. doi The Rotterdam Study: 2014 objectives and design update
    Albert Hofman
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:889-926. 2013
    ..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...
  8. doi Comparison of prognosis in unrecognized versus recognized myocardial infarction in men versus women >55 years of age (from the Rotterdam Study)
    Abbas Dehghan
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1-6. 2014
    ..In men, the prognosis is as unfavorable as that of patients with recognized MIs. ..
  9. ncbi Comparison of application of the ACC/AHA guidelines, Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, and European Society of Cardiology guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in a European cohort
    Maryam Kavousi
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 311:1416-23. 2014
    ..5% 10-year hard atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. Implications of the new guideline's threshold and model have not been addressed in non-US populations or compared with previous guidelines...
  10. ncbi Intracranial carotid artery atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke in whites: the Rotterdam Study
    Daniel Bos
    Department of Radiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands2Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA Neurol 71:405-11. 2014
    ..Intracranial atherosclerosis represents a relatively unexplored, but potentially important, cause of stroke in a white population...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi Serum potassium levels and the risk of atrial fibrillation: the Rotterdam Study
    Bouwe P Krijthe
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Aging NCHA, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 168:5411-5. 2013
    ..Little is known about the association of serum potassium with atrial fibrillation. The objective of this study was to investigate the association of serum potassium and the risk of atrial fibrillation in a population based setting...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi Bone mineral density and chronic lung disease mortality: the rotterdam study
    Natalia Campos-Obando
    Departments of Internal Medicine N C O, M C C B, L O, B H C S, H T, F R, A G U, M C Z and Epidemiology M C C B, O H F, B H C S, G G B, L L, A H, F R, A G U, M C Z, Erasmus MC, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands Department of Respiratory Medicine G G B, L L, Ghent University Hospital, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium Departments of Respiratory Medicine G G B and Psychiatric Epidemiology H T, Erasmus MC, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Netherlands Genomics Initiative Sponsored Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Ageing M C C B, L O, O H F, A H, F R, A G U, M C Z, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:1834-42. 2014
    ..Low bone mineral density (BMD) has been associated with increased all-cause mortality. Cause-specific mortality studies have been controversial...
  15. doi Risk scores of common genetic variants for lipid levels influence atherosclerosis and incident coronary heart disease
    Aaron Isaacs
    Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33:2233-9. 2013
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the cumulative effects of common genetic variants for lipids are collectively associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and incident coronary heart disease...
  16. doi 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. ..
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. 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...
  19. doi Performance of Framingham cardiovascular disease (CVD) predictions in the Rotterdam Study taking into account competing risks and disentangling CVD into coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke
    Bob J H van Kempen
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Department of Radiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 171:413-8. 2014
    ....
  20. pmc First trimester fetal growth restriction and cardiovascular risk factors in school age children: population based cohort study
    Vincent W V Jaddoe
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 348:g14. 2014
    ..To examine whether first trimester fetal growth restriction correlates with cardiovascular outcomes in childhood...
  21. doi 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...
  22. ncbi 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...
  23. pmc Predictive value of updating framingham risk scores with novel risk markers in the u.s. General population
    Bart S Ferket
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Department of Radiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e88312. 2014
    ..Their impact in the U.S. general population is however uncertain. Our aim was to estimate the predictive value of four novel cardiovascular risk markers for the U.S. general population...
  24. ncbi Unrecognized myocardial infarction and risk of atrial fibrillation: the Rotterdam Study
    Bouwe P Krijthe
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Aging NCHA, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 168:1453-7. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate whether unrecognized myocardial infarction was associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation in a prospective population-based cohort study...
  25. doi 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...
  26. doi 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...
  27. pmc Toward an operative diagnosis of fussy/picky eating: a latent profile approach in a population-based cohort
    Anne Tharner
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:14. 2014
    ..Definitions and assessment methods of fussy/picky eating are heterogeneous and remain unclear.We aimed to identify an eating behavior profile reflecting fussy/picky eating in children and to describe characteristics of fussy eaters...
  28. doi 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...
  29. doi The Generation R Study: design and cohort update 2012
    Vincent W V Jaddoe
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Center, 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...
  30. 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
    ....
  31. doi Infant feeding patterns are associated with cardiovascular structures and function in childhood
    Layla L de Jonge
    The Generation R Study Group, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 143:1959-65. 2013
    ..Further research is required to replicate these findings and to investigate whether these changes contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in later life. ..
  32. pmc Serum uric acid and chronic kidney disease: the role of hypertension
    Sanaz Sedaghat
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e76827. 2013
    ..In this population-based study we investigated the association between serum uric acid and decline in renal function and tested whether hypertension moderates this association...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi Nutrition and healthy ageing: the key ingredients
    Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong
    Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Nutr Soc 73:249-59. 2014
    ....
  35. 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...
  36. pmc Ten commandments for the future of ageing research in the UK: a vision for action
    Oscar H Franco
    BMC Geriatr 7:10. 2007
    ....
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. ncbi 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...