Dr Iacobellis has authored and co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and 10 textbooks. He has recently published a practical textbook “Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease” by Oxford University Press. His research interest is mainly focused on the cardiovascular risk associated with obesity. He is widely considered the leading expert in the epicardial fat, as new cardiovascular risk factor. He pioneered and developed echocardiographic epicardial fat quantification as a practical and reliable marker of visceral fat and therapeutic target.