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About me

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Senior Researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

Education

  • Postdoc, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, 2007
  • PhD in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2006
  • Lic Med in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2005
  • MSc in Nutrition, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet, 2002

Research description

My current research is aimed at increasing the understanding of the etiology of cardiovascular diseases, using epidemiologic and genetic epidemiologic approaches. 

 

Financing (as PI)

My research has been supported by the Swedish Research Council; the Swedish Stroke Association; the Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare (FORTE); SFO Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet; and Karolinska Institutet Research Foundations.

 

Selected publications

Combined impact of healthy lifestyle factors on lifespan: two prospective cohorts.
Larsson S, Kaluza J, Wolk A
J. Intern. Med. 2017 May;():

No clear support for a role for vitamin D in Parkinson's disease: A Mendelian randomization study.
Larsson S, Singleton A, Nalls M, Richards J,
Mov. Disord. 2017 Jun;():

Alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and incidence of aortic valve stenosis.
Larsson S, Wolk A, Bäck M
J. Intern. Med. 2017 May;():

Overall and abdominal obesity and incident aortic valve stenosis: two prospective cohort studies.
Larsson S, Wolk A, Håkansson N, Bäck M
Eur. Heart J. 2017 Apr;():

Differing association of alcohol consumption with different stroke types: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Larsson S, Wallin A, Wolk A, Markus H
BMC Med 2016 Nov;14(1):178

Coffee Consumption and Risk of Gallbladder Cancer in a Prospective Study.
Larsson S, Giovannucci E, Wolk A
J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2017 Mar;109(3):1-3

Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Risk of Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer in a Prospective Study.
Larsson S, Giovannucci E, Wolk A
J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2016 Oct;108(10):

Alcohol consumption and risk of atrial fibrillation: a prospective study and dose-response meta-analysis.
Larsson S, Drca N, Wolk A
J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2014 Jul;64(3):281-9

Chocolate consumption and risk of stroke in women.
Larsson S, Virtamo J, Wolk A
J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2011 Oct;58(17):1828-9

Vitamin B6 and risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.
Larsson S, Orsini N, Wolk A
JAMA 2010 Mar;303(11):1077-83

Magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium intakes and risk of stroke in male smokers.
Larsson S, Virtanen M, Mars M, Männistö S, Pietinen P, Albanes D, et al
Arch. Intern. Med. 2008 Mar;168(5):459-65

Methionine and vitamin B6 intake and risk of pancreatic cancer: a prospective study of Swedish women and men.
Larsson S, Giovannucci E, Wolk A
Gastroenterology 2007 Jan;132(1):113-8

Diabetes mellitus and risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis.
Larsson S, Orsini N, Wolk A
J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2005 Nov;97(22):1679-87

Magnesium intake in relation to risk of colorectal cancer in women.
Larsson S, Bergkvist L, Wolk A
JAMA 2005 Jan;293(1):86-9

Academic honors, awards and prizes

2012: Strategic Young Scholar Award in Epidemiology (SfoEpi), Karolinska Institutet

2012: Junior Faculty Award, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

2011: Research Associate Award, Karolinska Institutet

2008: Research Associate Award, Karolinska Institutet

2007: Post-doc Award, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

2007: Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize for the thesis "Diet and gastrointestinal cancer: one-carbon metabolism and other aspects"

 

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