School of Public Health, Imperial College London, UK.
- Elio Riboli is Professor of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention at Imperial College, London.
- He has conducted important research on the effects of alcohol, tobacco, diet and environmental exposures in the aetiology of cancers of the respiratory and gastro-intestinal tracts.
- Around 1995, he initiated, and has since been coordinating the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) that included over half-a-million participants in 10 European Countries.
- Recognizing the scientific potential of storing DNA and blood samples from study participants, he established the first dedicated large-scale population biobanks based at the International Agency for Research on Cancer of WHO, in Lyon. This vision has provided an international resource for investigation of the role of diet, nutrition, metabolic, inflammatory and genetic factors in the aetiology of cancer and other chronic diseases.
- Recently, he has led research showing the deleterious effects of abdominal obesity and insulin resistance in the causation of several cancers and in increasing all-cause mortality in adult age.
- NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Worldwide trends in hypertension prevalence and progress in treatment and control from 1990 to 2019: a pooled analysis of 1201 population-representative studies with 104 million participants. Lancet. 2021;398(10304):957-980.
- Bull CJ, et al. Adiposity, metabolites, and colorectal cancer risk: Mendelian randomization study. BMC Med. 2020;18(1):396.
- Papadimitriou N, et al. Physical activity and risks of breast and colorectal cancer: a Mendelian randomisation analysis. Nat Commun. 2020;11(1):597.
- Freisling H, et al. Lifestyle factors and risk of multimorbidity of cancer and cardiometabolic diseases: a multinational cohort study. BMC Med. 2020;18(1):5.
- Tsilidis KK, et al. Genetically predicted circulating concentrations of micronutrients and risk of colorectal cancer among individuals of European descent: a Mendelian randomization study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021;113(6):1490-1502.