Section Editors

Section Board for 'Nutrition and Obesity' (49)

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Prof. Dr. Hermann Toplak
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Medical University of Graz, A-8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome; weight management; nutrition & nutrition behavior; lipid metabolism
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Dr. Sara Baldassano
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche Chimiche e Farmaceutiche, Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Interests: bone; nutrition; gut; obesity; antioxidant; health and disease biomarkers
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Dr. Inmaculada Bautista Castaño
1. Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y la Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
2. Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences (IUIBS), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria & Centro Hospitalario Universitario Insular Materno Infantil (CHUIMI), Canarian Health Service, 35016 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Interests: nutrition; obesity; epidemiology; bariatric endoscopy; public health; health-related quality of life
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Dr. Christian Benedict
Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: meal timing; sleep; sleep deprivation; night shift work; circadian rhythms; time-restricted eating, type 2 diabetes; Alzheimer's disease; obesity
Prof. Dr. Simona Bo
Department of Medical Sciences, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
Interests: Obesity; lifestyle intervention trials
Dr. Antonio Maria Borzì
Dipartimento di Promozione della Salute, Materno-Infantile, Medicina Interna e Specialistica di Eccellenza (PROMISE), University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Interests: Mediterranean diet; ketogenic diet; body composition; obesity; diabetes; prediabetes/metabolic syndrome
Prof. Dr. Luca Busetto
Dipartimento di Medicina, Università degli Studi di Padova, Clinica Medica 3, Azienda Ospedale Università di Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
Interests: obesity; obesity management; bariatric surgery
Dr. Simona Calugi
Department of Eating and Weight Disorders, Villa Garda Hospital, Via Montebaldo, 89, I-37016, Garda, VR, Italy
Interests: Binge-eating; Eating and Weight Disorders; Obesity; Anorexia nervosa
Prof. Dr. Federico Carbone
1. First Clinic of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Genoa. 6, viale Benedetto XV, 16132 Genoa, Italy.
2. IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino. 10 Largo Rosanna Benzi, 16132 Genoa, Italy.
Interests: atherosclerosis; inflammation; obesity; metabolism syndrome; visceral adipose tissue; ectopic fat
Dr. Christian Carpéné
Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Universite Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, UMR1048, Toulouse 31432, France
Interests: adipose tissue; dietary amines; polyphenols; amine oxidases; metabolic flexibility; obesity; diabetes
Prof. Dr. Maria Rosa Ciriolo
Department of Biology, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, via della Ricerca Scientifica, 00133, Rome, Italy
Interests: De-regulated metabolism in cancer; obesity and related metabolic diseases; nutrition; stress; adipose tissue metabolism
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Dr. Daniela Cota
INSERM, Neurocentre Magendie, Physiopathologie de la Plasticité Neuronale, U1215, F-33000 Bordeaux, France
Interests: obesity; diabetes; food intake regulation; periphery-brain cross-talk; neuroendocrinology; metabolic regulation
Dr. Riccardo Dalle Grave
Department of Eating and Weight Disorders, Villa Garda Hospital, Garda, Italy
Interests: eating disorders; obesity; nutrition; cognitive behavior therapy; lifestyle modification; digital treatment; weight loss drugs
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Prof. Dr. Roland Devlieger
Research Unit Woman and Child, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: Obesity; Pregnancy; Bariatric Surgery; Public health; Nutrition; Epidemiology; Macro and micronutrients
Dr. Stefano Erzegovesi
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, IRCCS San Raffaele Turro, Via S. d’Ancona 20, 20127 Milan, Italy
Interests: eating disorders; anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; binge eating disorder; treatment-resistant obesity
Dr. José Antonio Fernández-López
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Obesity; body weight control; adipose tissue; metabolism
Prof. Dr. Fabio Galvano
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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: obesity; anthocyanins; Cyanidins; Cyanidin-3-glucoside; biological properties; antioxidant; Absorption and metabolism; body fat; body cell mass; fat free mass; exercise science; nutrition; cell biology; exercise physiology; hypertension; metabolism; neurodegenerative diseases; insulin resistance; antioxidant activity; diabetes
Dr. Javier Gómez-Ambrosi
Metabolic Research Lab, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Irunlarrea 1, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: obesity; adipose tissue; adipokines; inflammation; cardiometabolic risk; body composition
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Dr. Joanne Harrold
Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZA, UK
Interests: obesity; appetite; eating behaviour; food preferences
Prof. Dr. Anja Hilbert
Integrated Research and Treatment Center AdiposityDiseases, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Philipp-Rosenthal-Strasse 27, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: eating disorders; binge-eating disorder; loss of control eating; avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder; obesity; interventions
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Prof. Dr. Andrew John Hill
Division of Psychological&Social Medicine,Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds School of Medicine, Level 10, Worsley Building,Clarendon Way, Leeds LS2 9NL, UK
Interests: Obesity; Eating Disorders; Psychology; Body Image; Food Craving; Weight Bias in Children
Prof. Dr. Andrew P. Hills
School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS 7248, Australia
Interests: physical activity; obesity; weight management; body composition assessment
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Prof. Dr. Jasminka Ilich-Ernst
Institute for Successful Longevity, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Interests: Nutrition and bone and body composition; Osteosarcopenic obesity syndrome; Nutrition in chronic stress and low-grade chronic inflammation
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Prof. Dr. Maria Izquierdo-Pulido
Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy, School of Pharmacy and Food Science, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: cirdadian rhythms; chrono-nutrition; meal timing; adipositiy; obesity; sleep; obesogenic behaviours; weight loss; bariatric surgery; Mediterranean diet
Dr. Sarah E. Jackson
Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London, London, UK
Interests: behavioural influences on health; obesity and weight change; the impact of chronic diseases on health and wellbeing; public health; epidemiology; ageing
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Dr. Albert Lecube
Endocrinology and Nutrition Department, Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital, 25198 Lleida, Spain
Obesity, diabetes and metabolism research group (ODIM), Institut de recerca Biomèdica de Lleida (IRBLleida), University of Lleida, 80 E-25196 Lleida, Spain
Interests: morbid obesity; type 2 diabetes; sleep apnea; lung dysfunction; bariatric surgery
Prof. Dr. Amelia Martí
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Physiology, University of Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: children obesity; Mediterranean diet; adiposity; nutrition; lifestyle intervention studies; genetic and epigenetic markers of obesity; telomere length
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Dr. Zaher Merhi
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
Interests: weight loss surgery; obesity; reproductive; endocrine; menopause; Fertility
Prof. Dr. Marcellino Monda
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: hypothalamic neuropeptides; obesity; caloric restriction; autonomic nervous system; metabolic and inflammatory diseases
Prof. Dr. Rinki Murphy
Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
Interests: obesity; diabetes; prediabetes; bariatric surgery
Prof. Dr. Cristina Padez
Research Centre for Anthropology and Health, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: obesity; children; sedentary; metabolic syndrome; asthma; clinical medicine; body mass index
Dr. Mariona Palou
1. Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology, University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
2. Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Illes Balears (IdISBa), Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
3. CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERobn), ES-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Interests: perinatal programming; obesity; nutrigenomics; breast milk; leptin
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Prof. Dr. Zoltan Pataky
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Patient Education, WHO Collaborating Centre, University Hospitals of Geneva, Chemin Venel 7, CH-1206 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: obesity; food addiction; weight loss treatment and management; patient education
Dr. Paolo Piaggi
Unit of Energy Physiology, Obesity and Diabetes Clinical Research Section, NIH/NIDDK, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Interests: energy metabolism; obesity; weight gain; genetics
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Dr. Jennifer Rood
Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA 70820, USA
Interests: obesity; metabolism; energy expenditure; exercise
Dr. Jennifer Sacheck
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
Interests: dietary and physical activity patterns among children and youth and associated health outcomes; diet and physical activity health disparities among at-risk youth; obesity prevention
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Dr. Giuseppe Santarpino
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Magna Graecia University, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: atrial fibrillation; aortic valve surgery; minimally invasive surgery
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Prof. Dr. Karen K. Saules
Department of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
Interests: Eating behavior; eating disorders; obesity; bariatric surgery; addiction; food addiction; smoking; alcohol; drug addiction; binge eating; weight maintenance; weight loss; weight bias
Prof. Dr. Luigi Schiavo
Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry "Scuola Medica Salernitana" University of Salerno, 84084 Salerno, Italy
Interests: obesity; obesity management; bariatric surgery; body composition
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Meyhöfer
Institute of Endocrinology & Diabetes, University Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Interests: obesity; diabetes; chronobiology; eating behavior
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Dr. Mario Siervo
School of Life Sciences, Division of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
Interests: obesity; sarcopenia; ageing; inorganic nitrate; nitric oxide; body weight regulation; endothelial function
Prof. Dr. Anders Sjodin
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Section for Obesity Research, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, 1958 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: pharmaceutical and surgical treatment of obesity; energy metabolism; regulation/control of appetite
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Dr. Chengwen Sun
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105, USA
Interests: Hypertension; Cardiovascular regulation; Microbiota; Obesity
Dr. Juana Sánchez
Nutrigenomic and Obesity Research Group, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology (LBNB), University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Interests: Obesity; leptin; perinatal nutrition, metabolic programming; transcriptome-based biomarkers
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Prof. Dr. Hirofumi Tanaka
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: aging; cardiometabolic disease; overweight/obesity; body composition; sport nutrition; milk and dairy; sodium
Dr. Vicente Martinez Vizcaino
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Health and Social Research Center, 16171 Cuenca, Spain
Interests: Obesity; Cardiovascular disease; meta-analysis; physical activity
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Dr. Stella Lucia Volpe

Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Interests: obesity; diabetes; body composition; bone mineral density; mineral metabolism; exercise; portion sizes
Prof. Dr. Arved Weimann
Department of General, Visceral and Oncological Surgery and Clinical Nutrition, St. George Hospital, DE-04129 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: surgical metabolism; malnutrition; ERAS; prehabilitation; immunonutrition; nutrition in intensive care; multidisciplinary obesity treatment
Dr. Laura J. den Hartigh
Department of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition, Diabetes Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Interests: obesity; nutrition; inflammation; adipose tissue; macrophages; fatty acids; atherosclerosis
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