Luigi Palmieri

Place and date of birth:
Rome, 18/08/1961.
Education
1997 – University degree in ‘Statistic and Economic Sciences’, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
Position held
DrStat, Researcher in the Unit of Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease -Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion of the National Institute of Health;
Investigator of the Italian Registers on the cardiovascular diseases;
Investigator of the EUROCISS project (Cardiovascular Indicators Surveillance Set);
Principal Investigator of the Progetto CUORE – Istituto Superiore di Sanità – Epidemiology and prevention of ischaemic heart disease;
Responsible of CUORE Italian cohorts within ERFC-Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration;
Principal Invastigator of Italian cohort ROMA within the ‘multinational collaborative study MORGAM-Monica Risk Genetics Archiving and Monograph’ (http://www.ktl.fi/morgam/participant_list.html#MPC)
Work Package 3 leader ‘Evaluation of the joint action’ of the EU Commission Project ‘European Health Examination Survey (EHES) – Joint Action’.

Fino a prova contraria, il sale fa male

Fino a qualche mese fa le strategie volte a ridurre il consumo di sodio e a incrementare quello di potassio venivano considerate di grande importanza nei vari paesi, in quanto basate su una solida evidenza scientifica che supportava i benefici effetti rispetto al costo per la riduzione delle malattie cardio e cerebrovascolari, della malattia renale cronica, e di altre malattie cronico-degenerative compresi i tumori.