Giovanni de Gaetano, MD, PhD

Giovanni de Gaetano, MD, PhD, is Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo NEUROMED, in Pozzilli, Italy.

Dr De Gaetano has directed a study of 25,000 Italians and their GP’s that aims to understand the equilibrium between genetics and environment, and its consequences on cardiovascular and cancer disease. ┬áParticipants are analysed every three years regarding their health, diet, medicinal use and lifestyle habits. ┬áThese epidemiological studies are very important in our understanding of all cause mortality, longevity and the role of lifestyle habits such as BMI, drinking, diet, exercise and smoking.