Weili Xu


Associate Professor, Medicine
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weili.xu@ki.se
KI Profile page: http://ki.se/en/people/weixu

weili-xu_webWeili Xu is an associate professor at the Aging Research Center. She has background in medicine and public health, and a PhD in geriatric epidemiology from karolinska institutet. Her major research areas including: 1) epidemiological studies of metabolic disorders (obesity and diabeets) and their relation to cognitive aging, dementia, cardiovascular disease and survival, 2) the impact of nutrtion and dietary patterns on chronic disorders among Swedish elderly poeple, and 3) dental health, brain MRI changes and cogntive impairment. These studies are mainly based on large population-based cohorts. She has involoved in several colloborative projects across Europe, Asia and USA. She is currently a main supervisor for four PhD students.

Selected publications

  • Shakersain B, Santoni G, Irving GF, Fratiglioni L, Xu WL. Prudent diet may attenuate the adverse effect of the Western diet on cognitive decline. Alzheimers Dement 2016;12(2):100-9.
  • Xu WL, Pedersen NL, Keller L, Kalpouzos G, Wang HX, Graff C, Winblad B, Bäckman L, Fratiglioni L. HHEX_23 AA genotype exacerbates effect of diabetes on dementia and Alzheimer disease: a population-based longitudinal study. PLoS Med 2015 Jul 14;12(7):e1001853.
  • Shakersain B, Santoni G, Irving GF, Fratiglioni L, Xu WL. Nutritional status and survival among old adults: an 11-year population-based longitudinal study. Eur J Clin Nutr 2016;70(3):320-325.
  • Pimouguet C, Rizzuto D, Schön P, Shakersain B, Angleman S, Lagergren M, Fratiglioni L, Xu WL. Impact of living alone on institutionalization and mortality: a population-based longitudinal study. Eur J Public Health 2016;26(1):182-7.
  • Pimouguet C, Rizzuto D, Fastbom J, Lagergren M, Fratiglioni L, Xu WL. Influence of incipient dementia on hospitalizations due to primary care sensitive conditions: a population-based cohort study. J Alzheimers Dis 2016;52(1):213-22.
  • Marseglia A, Fratiglioni L, Laukka EJ, Santoni G, Pedersen NL, Bäckman L, Xu WL. Early Cognitive Deficits in Type 2 Diabetes: A Population-Based Study. J Alzheimers Dis 2016;53(3):1069-78.
  • Xu WL, Zhang H, Paillard-Borg S, Zhu H, Qi X, Debora R. Overweight and obesity among Chinese adults: role of adiposity indicators and age. Obesity Facts 2016;9:17-28.
  • Xu WL, Caracciolo B, Wang HX, Winblad B, Qiu CX, Fratiglioni L. Accelerated progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia among APOE ɛ4ɛ4 carriers. J Alzheimers Dis 2013;33:507-515.
  • Ferrari C, Xu WL, Wang HX, Winblad B, Fratiglioni L. How can elderly APOE ɛ4 carriers remain free from dementia? Neurobiol Aging 2013;34:13-21.
  • Xu WL, Xu Z, Jia J, Xie Y, Wang H, Qi X. Detection of prediabetes and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes: a large population-based study. Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2012; 36:108-113.
  • Xu WL, Atti AR, Gatz M, Pedersen NL, Johansson B, Fratiglioni L. Midlife body mass index and risk of dementia in old age: a population-based twin study. Neurology 2011;76:1568-1574.
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