Hi, I am Ala`a Al Kerwi, My LiveDNA is 352.23948
 
   
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Dr. Ala`a Al Kerwi
 
Highest Degree: Ph.D. in Public Health from University of Liege, Belgium
 
Institute: Luxembourg Institute Of Health, Luxembourg
 
Area of Interest: Public Health
  •   Nutrition
  •   Infection Diseas
  •   Diabetes Mellitus
  •   Medicine and Health
 
URL: http://livedna.org/352.23948
 
My SELECTED Publications
1:   Alkerwi, A., A.F. Donneau, N. Sauvageot, M.L. Lair, A. Scheen, A. Albert and M. Guillaume, 2011. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Luxembourg according to the Joint Interim Statement definition estimated from the ORISCAV-LUX study. BMC Public Health, Vol. 11. 10.1186/1471-2458-11-4.
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2:   Alkerwi, A., 2014. Diet quality concept. Nutrition, 30: 613-618.
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3:   Alkerwi, A., A. Albert and M. Guillaume, 2012. Cardiometabolic Syndrome. In: Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Gasparyan, A.Y. (Ed.) Chapter 7, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, pp: 161-192.
4:   Alkerwi, A., I.E. Bahi, S. Stranges, J. Beissel, C. Delagardelle, S. Noppe and N.B. Kandala, 2017. Geographic variations in cardiometabolic risk factors in Luxembourg. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Vol. 14, No. 6. 10.3390/ijerph14060648.
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5:   Alkerwi, A., N. Sauvageot, G. Gilson and S. Stranges, 2015. Prevalence and correlates of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in Luxembourg adults: Evidence from the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors (ORISCAV-LUX) study. Nutrients, 7: 6780-6796.
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6:   Alkerwi, A., N. Sauvageot, L. Malan, N. Shivappa and J.R. Hebert, 2015. Association between nutritional awareness and diet quality: Evidence from the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg (ORISCAV-LUX) study. Nutrients, 7: 2823-2838.
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7:   Alkerwi, A.A., A.F. Donneau, N. Sauvageot, M.L. Lair, A. Albert and M. Guillaume, 2012. Dietary, behavioural and socio-economic determinants of the metabolic syndrome among adults in Luxembourg: Findings from the ORISCAV-LUX study. Public Health Nutr., 15: 849-859.
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8:   Alkerwi, A.A., B. Baydarlioglu, N. Sauvageot, S. Stranges, P. Lemmens, N. Shivappa and J.R. Hebert, 2017. Smoking status is inversely associated with overall diet quality: Findings from the ORISCAV-LUX study. Clin. Nutr., 36: 1275-1282.
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9:   Alkerwi, A.A., B. Schuh, N. Sauvageot, F. Zannad and A. Olivier et al., 2015. Adherence to physical activity recommendations and its associated factors: An interregional population-based study. J. Public Health Res., Vol. 4, No. 1. 10.4081/jphr.2015.406.
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10:   Alkerwi, A.A., C. Vernier, G.E. Crichton, N. Sauvageot, N. Shivappa and J.R. Hebert, 2015. Cross-comparison of diet quality indices for predicting chronic disease risk: Findings from the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg (ORISCAV-LUX) study. Br. J. Nutr., 113: 259-269.
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11:   Alkerwi, A.A., C. Vernier, N. Sauvageot, G.E. Crichton and M.F. Elias, 2015. Demographic and socioeconomic disparity in nutrition: Application of a novel correlated component regression approach. BMJ Open, Vol. 5. 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006814.
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12:   Alkerwi, A.A., G.E. Crichton and J.R. Hebert, 2015. Consumption of ready-made meals and increased risk of obesity: Findings from the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg (ORISCAV-LUX) study. Br. J. Nutr., 113: 270-277.
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13:   Alkerwi, A.A., M. Boutsen, M. Vaillant, J. Barre and M.L. Lair et al., 2009. Alcohol consumption and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Atherosclerosis, 204: 624-635.
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14:   Alkerwi, A.A., M. Guillaume, F. Zannad, U. Laufs and M.L. Lair, 2010. Nutrition, Environment and Cardiovascular Health (NESCAV): Protocol of an inter-regional cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, Vol. 10. 10.1186/1471-2458-10-698.
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15:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Sauvageot, A. Nau, M.L. Lair, A.F. Donneau, A. Albert and M. Guillaume, 2012. Population compliance with national dietary recommendations and its determinants: Findings from the ORISCAV-LUX study. Br. J. Nutr., 108: 2083-2092.
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16:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Sauvageot, A.F. Donneau, M.L. Lair and S. Couffignal et al., 2010. First nationwide survey on cardiovascular risk factors in Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (ORISCAV-LUX). BMC Public Health, Vol. 10. 10.1186/1471-2458-10-468.
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17:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Sauvageot, G.E. Crichton and M.F. Elias, 2015. Tea, but not coffee consumption, is associated with components of arterial pressure. The observation of cardiovascular risk factors study in Luxembourg. Nutr. Res., 35: 557-565.
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18:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Sauvageot, G.E. Crichton, M.F. Elias and S. Stranges, 2016. Daily chocolate consumption is inversely associated with insulin resistance and liver enzymes in the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg study. Br. J. Nutr., 115: 1661-1668.
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19:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Sauvageot, I. El Bahi, C. Delagardelle and J. Beissel et al., 2017. Prevalence and related risk factors of chronic kidney disease among adults in Luxembourg: Evidence from the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors (ORISCAV-LUX) study. BMC Nephrol., Vol. 18. 10.1186/s12882-017-0772-6.
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20:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Sauvageot, J.D. Buckley, A.F. Donneau, A. Albert, M. Guillaume and G.E. Crichton, 2015. The potential impact of animal protein intake on global and abdominal obesity: Evidence from the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg (ORISCAV-LUX) study. Public Health Nutr., 18: 1831-1838.
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21:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Sauvageot, S. Couffignal, A. Albert, M.L. Lair and M. Guillaume, 2010. Comparison of participants and non-participants to the ORISCAV-LUX population-based study on cardiovascular risk factors in Luxembourg. BMC Med. Res. Methodol., Vol. 10. 10.1186/1471-2288-10-80.
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22:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Sauvageot, S. Pagny, J. Beissel, C. Delagardelle and M.L. Lair, 2012. Acculturation, immigration status and cardiovascular risk factors among Portuguese immigrants to Luxembourg: Findings from ORISCAV-LUX study. BMC Public Health, Vol. 12. 10.1186/1471-2458-12-864.
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23:   Alkerwi, A.A., N. Shivappa, G. Crichton and J.R. Hebert, 2014. No significant independent relationships with cardiometabolic biomarkers were detected in the observation of cardiovascular risk factors in Luxembourg study population. Nutr. Res., 34: 1058-1065.
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24:   Alkerwi, A.A., S. Pagny, M.L. Lair, C. Delagardelle and J. Beissel, 2013. Level of unawareness and management of diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia among adults in Luxembourg: Findings from ORISCAV-LUX study. PLoS ONE, Vol. 8. 10.1371/journal.pone.0057920.
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25:   Appenzeller, B.M., C. Mathon, C. Schummer, A.A. Alkerwi and M.L. Lair, 2012. Simultaneous determination of nicotine and PAH metabolites in human hair specimen: A potential methodology to assess tobacco smoke contribution in PAH exposure. Toxicol. Lett., 210: 211-219.
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26:   Biehler, E., A. Alkerwi, L. Hoffmann, E. Krause, M. Guillaume, M.L. Lair and T. Bohn, 2012. Contribution of violaxanthin, neoxanthin, phytoene and phytofluene to total carotenoid intake: Assessment in Luxembourg. J. Food Compos. Anal., 25: 56-65.
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27:   Crichton, G., A. Alkerwi and M. Elias, 2015. Diet soft drink consumption is associated with the metabolic syndrome: A two sample comparison. Nutrients, 7: 3569-3586.
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28:   Crichton, G., M. Elias, A. Alkerwi and J. Buckley, 2015. Intake of Lutein-rich vegetables is associated with higher levels of physical activity. Nutrients, 7: 8058-8071.
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29:   Crichton, G.E. and A.A. Alkerwi, 2014. Dairy food intake is positively associated with cardiovascular health: Findings from observation of cardiovascular risk factors in Luxembourg study. Nutr. Res., 34: 1036-1044.
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30:   Crichton, G.E. and A.A. Alkerwi, 2014. Whole-fat dairy food intake is inversely associated with obesity prevalence: Findings from the observation of cardiovascular risk factors in Luxembourg study. Nutr. Res., 34: 936-943.
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31:   Crichton, G.E. and A.A. Alkerwi, 2015. Physical activity, sedentary behavior time and lipid levels in the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg study. Lipids Health Dis., Vol. 14. 10.1186/s12944-015-0085-3.
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32:   Crichton, G.E., M.F. Elias and A.A. Alkerwi, 2016. Chocolate intake is associated with better cognitive function: The Maine-Syracuse longitudinal study. Appetite, 100: 126-132.
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33:   Crichton, G.E., M.F. Elias, A. Alkerwi, S. Stranges and W.P. Abhayaratna, 2016. Relation of habitual chocolate consumption to arterial stiffness in a community-based sample: Preliminary findings. Pulse, 4: 28-37.
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34:   Crichton, G.E., M.F. Elias, A. Davey and A.A. Alkerwi, 2014. Cardiovascular health and cognitive function: The Maine-Syracuse longitudinal study. PLoS ONE, Vol. 9. 10.1371/journal.pone.0089317.
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35:   Crichton, G.E., M.F. Elias, A. Davey, A.A. Alkerwi and G.A. Dore, 2015. Higher cognitive performance is prospectively associated with healthy dietary choices: The Maine Syracuse longitudinal study. J. Prev. Alzheimer's Dis., 2: 24-32.
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36:   Crichton, G.E., M.F. Elias, A. Davey, N. Sauvageot, C. Delagardelle, J. Beissel and A.A. Alkerwi, 2014. Cardiovascular health: A cross-national comparison between the Maine Syracuse study (Central New York, USA) and ORISCAV-LUX (Luxembourg). BMC Public Health, Vol. 14. 10.1186/1471-2458-14-253.
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37:   De Gaetano, G., S. Costanzo, A. di Castelnuovo, L. Badimon and D. Bejko et al., 2016. Effects of moderate beer consumption on health and disease: A consensus document. Nutr. Metab. Cardiovasc. Dis., 26: 443-467.
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38:   Grigoryan, L., F.M. Haaijer-Rysjamp, J.G. Burgerhof, R. Mechtler and R. Deschepper et al., 2006. Self-medication with antimicrobial drugs in Europe. Emerg. Infect. Dis., 12: 452-459.
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39:   Joosten, L., L. Malan, A.S. Uys, A.A. Alkerwi and N.T. Malan, 2014. Acute cardiometabolic responses facilitating a state of chronic hyperglycemia and renal impairment: The SABPA study. Cardiovasc. Endocrinol., 3: 98-106.
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40:   Lindstrom, J., A. Neumann, K.E. Sheppard, A. Gilis-Januszewska and C.J. Greaves et al., 2010. Take action to prevent diabetes-the IMAGE toolkit for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in Europe. Horm. Metab. Res., 42: S37-S55.
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41:   Malan, L., C.E. Schutte, A.A. Alkerwi, S. Stranges and N.T. Malan, 2017. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis dysregulation and double product increases potentiate ischemic heart disease risk in a Black male cohort: The SABPA study. Hypertens. Res., 40: 590-597.
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42:   Moradi-Lakeh, M., M.H. Forouzanfar, C. El Bcheraoui, F. Daoud and A. Afshin et al., 2017. High fasting plasma glucose, diabetes and its risk factors in the Eastern Mediterranean region, 1990-2013: Findings from the global burden of disease study 2013. Diabetes Care, 40: 22-29.
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43:   Pajunen, P., R. Landgraf, F. Muylle, A. Neumann and J. Lindstrom et al., 2010. Quality indicators for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in Europe-IMAGE. Horm. Metab. Res., 42: S56-S63.
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44:   Paulweber, B., P. Valensi, J. Lindstrom, N.M. Lalic and C.J. Greaves et al., 2010. A European evidence-based guideline for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Horm. Metab. Res., 42: S3-36.
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45:   Sauvageot, N., A. Alkerwi, A. Adelin and M. Guillaume, 2013. Validation of the food frequency questionnaire used to assess the association between dietary habits and cardiovascular risk factors in the NESCAV study. J. Nutr. Food Sci., Vol. 3. 10.4172/2155-9600.1000208.
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46:   Sauvageot, N., A. Schritz, S. Leite, A.A. Alkerwi and S. Stranges et al., 2017. Stability-based validation of dietary patterns obtained by cluster analysis. Nutr. J., Vol. 16. 10.1186/s12937-017-0226-9.
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47:   Sauvageot, N., A.A. Alkerwi, A. Albert and M. Guillaume, 2013. Use of food frequency questionnaire to assess relationships between dietary habits and cardiovascular risk factors in NESCAV study: Validation with biomarkers. Nutr. J., Vol. 12. 10.1186/1475-2891-12-143.
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48:   Sauvageot, N., S. Leite, A.A. Alkerwi, L. Sisanni and F. Zannad et al., 2016. Association of empirically derived dietary patterns with cardiovascular risk factors: A comparison of PCA and RRR methods. PLoS ONE, Vol. 11. 10.1371/journal.pone.0161298.
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