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Section Board for 'Nutritional Epidemiology' (67)

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Prof. Dr. Luis A. Moreno
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Section Editor-in-Chief
“Growth, Exercise, Nutrition and Development” (GENUD) Research Group, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: pediatric nutrition; childhood obesity; body composition; nutritional status; nutritional epidemiology; lifestyle behaviors
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Dr. Vanessa Cottet
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INSERM U1231 "Lipids, Nutrition, Cancer", Faculty of Medicine, Dijon Bourgogne University Hospital, 21000 Dijon, France
Interests: epidemiology; digestive cancers; prevention; malnutrition; fatty acids; cirrhosis
Dr. Livia Silvia Augustin
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1. National Cancer Institute ‘Istituto Nazionale Tumori Fondazione Giovanni Pascale’, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Via Mariano Semmola 1, 80131 Naples, Italy
2. Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael’s Hospital, 61 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 2T2, Canada
Interests: diet; breast cancer survivors; molecular subtypes; recurrence; death; cardiometabolic comorbidities; quality of life
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Prof. Dr. Mario Barbagallo
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Department DI.PE.CA, Geriatric Unit, University Hospital AOUP, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: Mediterranean diet; aging; diabetes; hypertension; dementia; magnesium
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Prof. Dr. Martina Barchitta
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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies “G.F. Ingrassia”, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia, 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; molecular epidemiology; public health; Mediterranean diet; nutrigenetics; nutrigenomics; nutriepigenomics
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Dr. Ana Baylin
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Nutritional Sciences, Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights,Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Interests: nutrition; epidemiology; fatty acids; dietary patterns; biomarkers of nutrients; cardiovascular disease; obesity; cardiometabolic risk; global health
Prof. Dr. Maira Bes-Rastrollo
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Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Campus Universitario, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: ultra-processed; obesity; diabetes; cohort; longitudinal; Mediterranean diet
Dr. Karen Bishop
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Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics/Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, 85 Park Road, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Interests: cancer risk/progression modified by nutrition; gene–diet interactions; dietary interventions; medicinal mushrooms; characteristics of heritage tangerine tomatoes
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Prof. Dr. Mona Boaz
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Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Ariel University, Kiryat Hamada 3, Ramat HaGolan St. 36, Ariel, Israel
Interests: epidemiolgoy; nutrition; obesity; malnutrition; nephrology; type 2 diabetes
Prof. Dr. Murielle Bochud
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Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; public health nutrition; blood pressure; renal function; nutrition biomarkers; sodium; minerals; caffeine
Dr. Iain A. Brownlee
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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
Interests: whole grains; dietary fibre; gastrointestinal physiology; human intervention studies; seaweeds
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Prof. Dr. Olivier Bruyère
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Department of Public Health, University of Liège, B-4000 Liège, Belgium
Interests: fracture; osteoarthritis; osteoporosis; epidemiology; musculoskeletal disorders; geriatric assessment; vitamin D; sarcopenia; knee osteoarthritis; knee
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Dr. Ock K. Chun
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Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: epidemiology; antioxidant; dietary assessment; bone aging; oxidative stress
Prof. Dr. Gangqiang Ding
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National Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100050, China
Interests: balance dietary; metabolic syndrome; nutrition evaluation; nutrition education
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Dr. Ulrika Ericson
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Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease, Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Lund University, 214 28 Malmö, ‎Sweden
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; dietary patterns; diet assessment methods; gene-diet interactions; microbiota; folate; type 2 diabetes
Dr. Simone J.P.M. Eussen
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Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Peter Debyeplein 1, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: (Chrono-)nutrition; epidemiology; chronic disease; one-carbon metabolism and kynurnine pathway
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Dr. Francesco Fantin
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Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Piazzale Stefani 1, University of Verona, 37126 Verona, Italy
Interests: hypertension; nutrients intake; diet
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Dr. Bradley S. Ferguson
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Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, & Veterinary Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: lysine acetylation; muscle function; cardiac function; heart failure; nutritional epigenetics; food bioactives
Prof. Dr. Victoria Flood
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University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
Interests: epidemiology; eye disease; Mediterranean Diet, dietary assessment method; public health nutrition; carotenoids; vitamin B12; neurological diseases (e.g. MND)
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Prof. Dr. Catherine Féart
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INSERM, Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, University of Bordeaux, F-33000 Bordeaux, France
Interests: epidemiology; nutrition; dietary patterns; aging; dementia; geriatric syndromes
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Prof. Dr. Sara Gandini
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Department of Experimental Oncology, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, 20139 Milano, Italy
Interests: cancer risk factors; epidemiology; prevention; biomakers; omics analysis; skin neoplasm; repurposing drugs; vitamin D
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Dr. Xiang Gao
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Nutritional Epidemiology Lab, College of Health and Human Development, the Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, PA, USA
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; sleep disorders; neurological diseases; aging; stress; global health
Dr. William B. Grant
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Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center, P.O. Box 641603, San Francisco, CA 94164-1603, USA
Interests: vitamin D; ultraviolet exposure; ecological studies; chronic disease risk; infectious diseases; dietary risk factors; cancer
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Grosso
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1. Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania,Via S. Sofia, Catania 95100, Italy
2. NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge CB4 0WS, UK
Interests: evidence synthesis; nutritional epidemiology; polyphenols; Mediterranean diet; foods; nutrients; phytochemicals
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Dr. Yuna He
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National Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, No. 29 Nanwei Road, Beijing 100050, China
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; dietary patterns; dietary assessment method; nutrition transition; national nutrition survey
Dr. Peter Henneman
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Department Clinical Genetics, Genome Diagnostics Laboratory, AUMC, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: (epi)genetic epidemiology of complex disease; Crohn’s disease; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Famine related disorders; polygenic risk scoring and DNA-methylation profiling in relation to prediction of outcome
Dr. Benjamin D. Horne
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1. Director, Cardiovascular and Genetic Epidemiology, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, USA
2. Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94063, USA
Interests: intermittent fasting; epidemiology; genetics, coronary heart disease; diabetes/metabolism
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Prof. Dr. James R. Hébert
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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Director, Statewide Cancer Prevention & Control Program, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 915 Greene Street, Suite 241-2, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; diet and inflammation; dietary assessment methodology; error modeling; effects of diet on health outcomes, especially cancer and other chronic diseases
Prof. Dr. Licia Iacoviello
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1. Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Neuromed, 86077 Pozzilli, Italy
2. Research Center in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (EPIMED), Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, 21100 Varese, Italy
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; Mediterranean diet; public health; social determinants; biological mediators; ultraprocessed foods; diet quality
Prof. Dr. Catherine Itsiopoulos
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1. School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2. College of Science, Health, Engineering & Education, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Interests: mediterranean diet; heart disease; type 2 diabetes; fatty liver disease; childhood asthma; mood disorders; depression; dementia
Dr. Amy Jennings
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Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; mediterranean diet; plant-based diets; microbiome; cognition; cardio-metabolic health; dietary assessment
Dr. Kalliopi Karatzi
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Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Agricultural University of Athens 75 Iera Odos, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: vascular health; dietary patterns; adult hypertension; childhood hypertension; nutraceuticals; vasoactive food constituents
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Dr. NaNa Keum
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Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02138, USA
Interests: epidemiology; nutrition; obesity; colorectal cancer; meta-analysis; cohort study
Dr. Tilman Kühn
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The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) School of Biological Sciences Queen’s University Belfast Belfast, Northern Ireland
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; public health nutrition; cancer; obesity; intermittent fasting; plant-based diets
Prof. Dr. Carlo La Vecchia
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Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: epidemiology
Dr. Jose Lara
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Department of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University. Ellison Building, Room A109. Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; eating and dietary patterns in health and disease; Mediterranean diet; nutrition transition; nutrition and ageing; healthy ageing phenotype; inflammaging; nutrition and cardiometabolic health; endothelial function; obesity; diabetes; public health nutrition; lifestyle behaviours; energy balance; body composition; energy expenditure; dietary assessment methods; nutritional interventions; research methodology; systematic reviews; meta-analysis
Dr. Susanna C. Larsson
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Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, SE-17177 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: diet; lifestyle; modifiable risk factors; stroke; cardiovascular disease
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Dr. Vassilios Liakopoulos
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Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA Hospital, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: chronic kidney disease; cardiovascular disease; vascular calcification; diabetes mellitus; hemodialysis; peritoneal dialysis
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Dr. Gang Liu
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Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology​​, 13 Hangkong Rd, Wuhan 430030, Hubei, China​​
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; diet; biomarkers; obesity; type 2 diabetes; cardiovascular disease
Dr. Matthew C. Lohman
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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Office for the Study of Aging, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
Interests: psychiatric epidemiology; gerontology; late-life depression; frailty; falls; healthy aging; long-term care; suicide among older adults
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Prof. Dr. Bernadette P. Marriott
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Military Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425-7740, USA
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; adult dietary intake; trace minerals; sweetener intake
Dr. Katie A. Meyer
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Department of Nutrition & Nutrition Research Institute; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; dietary assessment; epidemiologic methods; cardiovascular disease; nutrient metabolism; gut microbiome
Prof. Dr. George Moschonis
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School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne 3086, Australia
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; nutritional assessment; nutritional counselling; functional foods
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Prof. Dr. Maureen A. Murtaugh
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Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
Interests: dietary patterns; obesity; diabetes; hypertension; systemic sclerosis; inflammatory bowel disease
Prof. Dr. Androniki Naska
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Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 157 72 Athens, Greece
Interests: dietary assessment; nutritional epidemiology; diet and chronic disease
Dr. Andreia Matos Oliveira

EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, 4050-091 Porto, Portugal;
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Forensic Sciences, and Medical Education, University of Porto, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
Interests: diet and cardiometabolic health; childhood obesity; dietary patterns; feeding behaviors; epidemiology; public health
Dr. Nicholas Ollberding
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1. Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
2. Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; microbial metagenomics; quantitative methods; dietary assessment and analysis methodology
Dr. Alice J. Owen
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Senior Research Fellow, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004, Australia
Interests: healthy ageing; bioactive nutrients; hypertension; cardiovascular disease and epidemiological modelling
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Dr. Luigi Palla
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Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, University of Rome La Sapienza, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: Chrononutritional epidemiology; dietary patterns; nutrition surveys; statistical methods; epidemiology of diabetes type II; obesity; food choice; genetic epidemiology
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Prof. Dr. Demosthenes Panagiotakos
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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Science and Education Harokopio University, Athens, Eleftheriou Venizelou 70, 176 76 Athens, Greece
Interests: cardiovascular disease; Mediterranean diet; epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Fabio Parazzini
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Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milan, Italy
Interests: epidemiology; nutrition; gynecology
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Prof. Dr. José Luis Peñalvo
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Non-Communicable Diseases Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: non-communicable diseases; obesity; diabetes; dietary patterns; lifestyle; malnutrition; double burden of malnutrition; vulnerable populations; effectiveness of dietary interventions; modeling; epidemiology
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Dr. Mary C. Playdon
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Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, University of Utah & Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Interests: diet; nutrition; metabolic health; epidemiology; biomarkers; cancer; diabetes
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Dr. Qibin Qi
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Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
Interests: epidemiological studies of obesity and related cariometabolic disease (diabetes and CVD); genetic and gene-environment interaction studies; metabolomics; gut Microbiome; cariometabolic disease in HIV infection
Dr. Christian Ritz
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Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Nørre Allé 51, DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: biostatistics; nutritional epidemiology; personalized nutrition; trial methodology
Prof. Dr. Sabine Rohrmann
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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; public health nutrition; obesity; non-communicable diseases
Dr. Gemma Rojo-Martínez
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1 Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition. Hospital Regional Universitario of Malaga, 29009 Malaga, Spain
2 Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga-IBIMA, 29010 Málaga, Spain
3 CIBER of diabetes and related diseases (CIBERDEM), 28029 Madrid, Spain
Interests: Type 2 diabetes; epidemiology; Mediterranean diet; nutrition; obesity
Prof. Dr. Emilio Ros
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CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Lipid Clinic, Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clínic, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: nutrition in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cognitive decline with special interest in the Mediterranean diet and walnuts; plant sterols; blood membrane fatty acids; genetic dyslipidemias; cardiovascular risk assessment; and vascular imaging techniques, especially carotid ultrasound
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Dr. Helmut Schroder
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1. Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group (CARIN), Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), 08003 Barcelona, Spain
2. CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), 28029 Madrid, Spain
Interests: diet; adult and child obesity; physical activity; cardiovascular disease; epidemiology
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Dr. Zumin Shi
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Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Level 7, SAHMRI, North Terrace, SA 5000, Australia
Interests: dietary pattern; micronutrients; epidemiology; anemia; obesity; diabetes; biostatistics and cardiovascular disease
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Prof. Dr. Hassan Vatanparast
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College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4, Canada
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; vitamin D; calcium; national nutrition surveys; osteoporosis; bone health; CVD
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Prof. Dr. Jesus Vioque
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1. Miguel Hernandez University, ISABIAL-FISABIO, 03010 Alicante, Spain
2. CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; dietary assessment; cancer, obesity; age-related macular disease; maternal-child health; Mediterranean diet; pollutants
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Dr. Trudy Voortman
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Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; lifecourse epidemiology; childhood obesity; type 2 diabetes; cardiometabolic health
Prof. Dr. S. Goya Wannamethee Waamethee
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Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Interests: .coronary heart disease; heart failure; serum magnesium; epidemiology; fatty acid; heart failure; hypertension; serum uric acid
Prof. Dr. Yukio Yamori
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Institute for World Health Development, Mukogawa Women's University, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8143, Japan
Interests: soybean; polyphenols; cardiovascular disease; epidemiology
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Prof. Dr. Fabiana Zingone
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Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padua, 35100 Padua, Italy
Interests: Coeliac disease and /Gluten-related disorders; Inflammatory bowel disease; Autoimmune atrophic gastritis
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Prof. Dr. Dirkjan van Schaardenburg
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Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center| Reade and Amsterdam University Medical Center, NL-1040 HG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: the early and preclinical phases of rheumatoid arthritis; including biomarkers; risk factors; and early interventions; combined life style interventions for chronic diseases
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