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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Medicine H-index 108 Citations 49,066 641 World Ranking 2609 National Ranking 33

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Internal medicine
  • Gene
  • Genetics

His main research concerns Genetics, Demography, Twin study, Gerontology and Heritability. His work in Demography addresses subjects such as Cohort, which are connected to disciplines such as Mortality rate and Activities of daily living. His Twin study study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Longitudinal study and Concordance.

His study in Gerontology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Body mass index, Epidemiology, Cohort study and Developed country. His Heritability research integrates issues from Population variance, Psychiatry and Gene–environment interaction. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Obesity and Genetic variation.

His most cited work include:

  • Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: A pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19.2 million participants (2278 citations)
  • Ageing populations: the challenges ahead (2275 citations)
  • Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults (2180 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Kaare Christensen spends much of his time researching Demography, Genetics, Twin study, Cohort study and Cohort. His study looks at the relationship between Demography and topics such as Heritability, which overlap with Body mass index. His work on Genetics deals in particular with Gene, Longevity, Single-nucleotide polymorphism, Genome-wide association study and Allele.

Kaare Christensen interconnects Concordance, Internal medicine and Cognition in the investigation of issues within Twin study. His research on Cohort study frequently connects to adjacent areas such as Pediatrics. As a member of one scientific family, he mostly works in the field of Pediatrics, focusing on Epidemiology and, on occasion, Public health.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Demography (33.00%)
  • Genetics (32.18%)
  • Twin study (17.96%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Demography (33.00%)
  • Genetics (32.18%)
  • Internal medicine (14.04%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Kaare Christensen mainly investigates Demography, Genetics, Internal medicine, Gene and Cohort study. His Demography study also includes fields such as

  • Heritability which is related to area like Body mass index,
  • Confidence interval which is related to area like Grip strength,
  • Twin study, which have a strong connection to Cognition. His Genome-wide association study, Genetic architecture, Longevity, Locus and DNA methylation investigations are all subjects of Genetics research.

His Internal medicine research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Endocrinology, Oncology and Cardiology. The Cohort study study combines topics in areas such as Longitudinal study, Young adult, Hazard ratio, Pediatrics and Cohort. His Young adult research focuses on Dementia and how it relates to Gerontology.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Novel genetic associations for blood pressure identified via gene-alcohol interaction in up to 570K individuals across multiple ancestries (799 citations)
  • A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies multiple longevity genes (73 citations)
  • Women live longer than men even during severe famines and epidemics (61 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Internal medicine
  • Gene
  • Cancer

Kaare Christensen focuses on Demography, Genetics, Cognition, Internal medicine and Genome-wide association study. The various areas that Kaare Christensen examines in his Demography study include Body mass index, Sex characteristics, Grip strength, Confidence interval and Heritability. His study in Gene, Longevity, Candidate gene, Genetic association and Epigenetics are all subfields of Genetics.

As a part of the same scientific family, he mostly works in the field of Longevity, focusing on Single-nucleotide polymorphism and, on occasion, DNA repair. In Internal medicine, he works on issues like Twin study, which are connected to Oncology. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Genomics, Case-control study and Genetic architecture.

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Top Publications

Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults

Leandra Abarca-Gómez;Ziad A Abdeen;Zargar Abdul Hamid;Niveen M Abu-Rmeileh.
The Lancet (2017)

3746 Citations

Ageing populations: the challenges ahead

Kaare Christensen;Gabriele Doblhammer;Roland Rau;James W Vaupel.
The Lancet (2009)

3692 Citations

Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: A pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19.2 million participants

Mariachiara Di Cesare;Mariachiara Di Cesare;James Bentham;Gretchen A Stevens;Bin Zhou.
The Lancet (2016)

3330 Citations

A century of trends in adult human height

James Bentham;Mariachiara Di Cesare;Mariachiara Di Cesare;Gretchen A. Stevens;Bin Zhou.
eLife (2016)

1646 Citations

Biodemographic Trajectories of Longevity

James W. Vaupel;James R. Carey;Kaare Christensen;Thomas E. Johnson.
Science (1998)

1194 Citations

Telomere Fluorescence Measurements in Granulocytes and T Lymphocyte Subsets Point to a High Turnover of Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Memory T Cells in Early Childhood

Nathalie Rufer;Tim H. Brümmendorf;Steen Kolvraa;Claus Bischoff.
Journal of Experimental Medicine (1999)

726 Citations

Interferon regulatory factor 6 (IRF6) gene variants and the risk of isolated cleft lip or palate.

Theresa M. Zucchero;Margaret E. Cooper;Brion S. Maher;Sandra Daack-Hirsch.
The New England Journal of Medicine (2004)

681 Citations

The quest for genetic determinants of human longevity: challenges and insights

Kaare Christensen;Thomas E. Johnson;James W. Vaupel.
Nature Reviews Genetics (2006)

590 Citations

Evidence for a major role of heredity in Graves' disease: a population-based study of two Danish twin cohorts.

Thomas Heiberg Brix;Thomas Heiberg Brix;Kirsten Ohm Kyvik;Kaare Christensen;Laszlo Hegedüs.
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (2001)

576 Citations

A genome-wide association study of cleft lip with and without cleft palate identifies risk variants near MAFB and ABCA4

Terri H. Beaty;Jeffrey C. Murray;Mary L. Marazita;Ronald G. Munger.
Nature Genetics (2010)

501 Citations

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