About me

Babak Hooshmand is an attending neurologist based mainly in Germany. In addition to his medical degree, he has a PhD degree and a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, both achieved at Karolinska Institute. His major research interests include the impact of nutritional and vascular risk factors on dementia, cognitive performance, and structural brain changes in population-based as well as clinical-based studies.

Selected publications

1- Hooshmand B, Appold F, Fissler P, Perneczky R, Otto M, Tumani H, Kivipelto M, von Arnim CAF. Markers of vitamin B12 status in relation to cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive performance. Annals of Neurology. 2023. In Press.

2- Hooshmand B, Refsum H, Smith AD, Kalpouzos G, Mangialasche F, von Arnim CAF, Kåreholt I, Kivipelto M, Fratiglioni L. Association of Methionine to Homocysteine Status With Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures and Risk of Dementia. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(11):1198-1205.

3- Smith AD; Refsum H; Bottiglieri T; Fenech M; Hooshmand B; McCaddon A; Miller JW; Rosenberg IH; Obeid R. Homocysteine and Dementia: An International Consensus Statement. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018;62(2):561-570.

4- Hooshmand B, Mangialasche F, Kalpouzos G, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Smith D, Refsum H, Wang R, Mühlmann M, Ertl-Wagner B, Laukka EJ, Bäckman L, Fratiglioni L, Kivipelto M. Association of Vitamin B12, Folate, and Sulfur Amino Acids With Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures in Older Adults: A Longitudinal Population-Based Study. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Jun 1;73(6):606-13.

5- Hooshmand B, Lökk J, Solomon A, Mangialasche F, Miralbell J, Spulber G, Annerbo S, Andreasen N, Winblad B, Cedazo-Minguez A, Wahlund LO, Kivipelto M. Vitamin D in relation to cognitive impairment, CSF biomarkers, and brain volumes. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Sep;69(9):1132-8.

6- Hooshmand B, Polvikoski T, Kivipelto M, Tanskanen M, Myllykangas L, Erkinjuntti T, Mäkelä M, Oinas M, Paetau A, Scheltens P, van Straaten E.C.W, Sulkava R, Solomon A. Plasma homocysteine, Alzheimer and cerebrovascular pathology: a population-based autopsy study. Brain. 2013 Sep;136(Pt 9):2707-16.

7- Hooshmand B, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Leviskä J, Rusanen M, Ahtiluoto S, Winblad B, Laatikainen T, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. Homocysteine and holotranscobalamin and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a longitudinal study. Neurology, 2010;75:1408–1414.