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About me

Babak Hooshmand is currently completing his clinical specialization in Neurology in Germany. Babak is a medical doctor, has a PhD in Medical Sciences as well as a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition. His major research interests include the impact of nutritional and vascular risk factors on dementia, cognitive performance, and structural brain changes in population-based as well as clinical-based studies.

Selected publications

Hooshmand B, Lökk J, Solomon A, Mangialasche F, Miralbell J, Spulber G, Annerbo S, Andreasen N, Winblad B, Cedazo-Minguez A, Wahlund LO, Kivipelto M. Vitamin D in relation to cognitive impairment, CSF biomarkers, and brain volumes. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Mangialasche F, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Hooshmand B, Cecchetti R, Fratiglioni L, Soininen H, Laatikainen T, Mecocci P, Kivipelto M. Serum levels of vitamin E forms and risk of cognitive impairment in a Finnish cohort of older adults. Exp Gerontol. 2013 Dec;48(12):1428-35.

Hooshmand B, Polvikoski T, Kivipelto M, Tanskanen M, Myllykangas L, Erkinjuntti T, Mäkelä M, Oinas M, Paetau A, Scheltens P, van Straaten E.C.W, Sulkava R, Solomon A. Plasma homocysteine, Alzheimer and cerebrovascular pathology: a population-based autopsy study. Brain. 2013 Sep;136(Pt 9):2707-16.

Hooshmand B, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Rusanen M, Hänninen T, Leiviskä J, Winblad B, Laatikainen T, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. Associations between serum homocysteine, holotranscobalamin, folate and cognition in the elderly: a longitudinal study. J Intern Med. 2012 Feb;271(2):204-12.

Hooshmand B, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Leviskä J, Rusanen M, Ahtiluoto S, Winblad B, Laatikainen T, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. Homocysteine and holotranscobalamin and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a longitudinal study. Neurology. 2010;75:1408–1414.

Kivipelto M, Hooshmand B, Solomon A. Chapter 11. Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, and Dementia. In Crawford MH, DiMarco JP, Paulus WJ, Editors. Cardiology (3rd ed).

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