Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Official Journal of the Italian Association for Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition (ADI) Official Journal of the Asociación Mexicana de Miembros de Facultades y Escuelas de Nutrición (AMMFEN)Official Journal of the Turkish Food Safety Association (GGD)Official Journal of the Serbian Physiological Society (DFS)
The Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism publishes original scientific papers on metabolism, including diabesity and eating disorders; nutrition (epidemiological, basic, clinical and artificial); dietary and nutritional practices and management and their impact on health from prevention to treatment. The journal hosts the proceedings of relevant congresses and presents shorter notices focused on the original character of the Mediterranean nutritional civilisation. In addition, this journal is intended as a platform for scientific debate and knowledge-sharing among students and clinical practitioners, and between them and the broader scientific community, and finally as a tool for promoting and enhancing scientific cooperation.
Maurizio Battino, PhD, DSc, MD (Hon)
R. De Giuseppe
E. Bertoli, Istituto di Biochimica, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
C. Keen, Dept. of Nutrition, University of California, Davis (CA), USA
A. Caretto, Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, U.O. di Endocrinologia e Malattie Metaboliche, Azienda Ospedaliera di Summa, Brindisi, Italy
F. D’Andrea, Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliera Maggiore di Novara, Novara, Italy
F. Balzola, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Giovanni Battista, Turin, Italy, and Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Nutrizionali, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Turin, Italy
E. Del Toma, Scienza dell´Alimentazione, Ospedale S. Camillo Forlanini, Università "Campus Biomedico", Rome, Italy
N. Facchin, Servizio di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Ospedale di Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
G. Fatati, Italian Association for Dietetics and Clinical Nutriotion President, Diabetologia, Dietologia e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliera
S. Maria, Terni Italy
M.A. Fusco, Divisione di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Ospedale S. Camillo-Forlanini, Rome, Italy
M.G. Gentile, Servizio di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliera Niguarda, Milan, Italy
S. Leotta, U.O.C. Dietologia Diabetologia e Malattie Metaboliche, Dip. di Dietologia e Diabetologia, Ospedale Sandro Pertini, Rome, Italy
L. Lucchin, Serv. Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Ospedale S. Maurizio, Bolzano, Italy
G. Marelli, U.O. Diabetologia e Malattie Metaboliche, Ospedale di Desio, Desio (Milan), Italy
F. Muratori, Struttura Complessa di Endocrinologia, Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda, Milan, Italy
M. Parillo, UOSD Diabetologia, Malattie del Metabolismo e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Sebastiano, Caserta, Italy
M. Petrelli, SOD Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti" di Ancona, Ancona, Italy
A. Pezzana, Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Ospedale S. Giovanni Battista, Turin, Italy
G. Pipicelli, U.O.C. di Diabetologia e Dietologia Territoriale, Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
G. Rovera, Dietologia Clinica, Ospedale San Luca, Turin, Italy and Scuola di Specialità, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
M. Vincenzi, Faenza, Ravenna
G. Adami, Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche, Università di Genova, Genoa, Italy
A. Albini, Ricerca Oncologica, Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico, IRRCS Multimedica, Milan, Italy
J. M. Alvarez-Suárez, Grupo de Biotecnología Aplicada a Biomedicina (BIOMED), Universidad de Las Américas, Quito, Ecuador (Highly Cited Researcher)
M. Arca, Dip. di Clinica e Terapia Medica, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
J.M. Argilés, Barcelona, Spain
A.G. Atanasov, Prof. and Head of Molecular Biology, Department: IGAB PAS, Poland
N. Battistini, Scienze Tecniche Dietetiche Applicate, Dipartimento di Scienze Igienistiche, Microbiologiche, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
R. Belahsen, Training and Research Unit on Nutrition and Food Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University, School of Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco
Y.N. Berner, Geriatric Medicine, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Tel Aviv, Israel
G. Biolo, Clinica Medica, Ospedale di Cattinara,Trieste, Italy
G. Bodoky, Dept. of Oncology, St. Laszlo Hospital, Budapest, Hungary
M. Bozo, President of the Syrian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Damascus, Syria
L. Busetto, Clinica Medica, Policlinico Universitario, Padua, Italy
E. Capanoglu Guven, Food Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
L. Caregaro, Scuola di Specializzazione in Scienza dell’Alimentazione, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
M. Cascante, Departament de Bioquimica i Biologia, Molecular Facultat de Quimica Marti i Franques 1, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
J.S. Castillo Hernández, Facultad de Nutrición, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
G. Casu, Head of cardiology department, San Francesco Hospital, Nuoro, Italy
M.G. Ceravolo, Clinica di Neuroriabilitazione, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Ancona, Italy
B. Cestaro, Dip. Scienze Precliniche "Lita Vialba", Facoltà di Medicina, Università di Milano, Milan, Italy
C. Chiarla, CNR – I.A.S.I. – Fisiopatologia dello Shock, Policlinico A. Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
S. Coaccioli, Medicina Interna, Università di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
S. De Flora, Dept. of Health Sciences, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
P. De Gortari Gallardo, Pueblo de San Pable Tepetlapa, Mexico
G. De Pergola, Sez. di Medicina Interna, Endocrinologia e Malattie Metaboliche, Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
D.M. Djuric, Institute of Medical Physiology “Richard Burian”, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
A.K. Duttaroy, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
T.Y. Forbes-Hernandez, Nutrition and Food Science Group, Dept. of Analytical and Food Chemistry, CITACA, CACTI, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
A.V. Gaddi, EuroGenLab, Bologna, Italy
M. Gasparrini, Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy
M.E. Gershwin, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, University of California at Davis, Davis (CA), USA
B. Halliwell, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
D. Heber, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles (CA), USA
M. Hidvegi, Biropharma Co., Budapest, Hungary
L. Hussein, Nutrition Department, National Research Center, Giza-Dokki, Egypt
N. Hwalla, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
E.L. Iorio, Osservatorio Internazionale dello Stress Ossidativo, Sez. Alimentazione e Benessere, Naples, Italy
V. Jakovljevic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia and Montenegro
A. Karaali, Food Engineering Department, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
A. Laviano, Dip. di Medicina Clinica, Università "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
E.R. López, Facultad de Salud Pública y Nutrición, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
H.C. Lukaski, USDA, ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks (North Dakota), USA
A. Martinez, D.pto Fisiologia y Nutricion, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
R. Mattei, U.O.C. Dietetica Medica, Policlinico Le Scotte, Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy
L. Mazzoni, Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy
S. Monfardini, Oncologia Medica, Azienda Ospedaliera e Università di Padova, Padua, Italy
B. Özçelik, Food Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
R. Pasquali, U.O. Endocrinologia, Dip. Medicina Interna, Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
M.L. Petroni, Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Nutrizionali, IRCCS Istituto Auxologixo Italiano, Piancavallo (VB), Italy
F. Rossi Fanelli, Dip. di Medicina Interna, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
G. Rozen, Clinical Nutrition Dept., Rambam Hospital, Haifa, Israel
K. Sahin, Dept. of Nutrition, Veterinary Faculty, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
S. Saner, Turkish Food Safety Association, Istanbul, Turkey
L. Scalfi, Dip. di Scienza degli Alimenti, Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy
S. Schneider, USNGI - 3B, Hopital de l'Archet, Nice, France
L. Shakerdi, Faculty of Medicine, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria
R.B. Singh, New Delhi, India
Y. Shoenfeld, Dept. of Medicine "B" and Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
T. Szekeres, Clinical Institute for Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, General Hospital of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
A. Trichopoulou, Dept. of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
A. Varela-López, Biomedical Research Center, University of Granada, Armilla, Granada, Spain
F. Visioli, Laboratory of Functional Foods, IMDEA-Food, Madrid, Spain
S. Yucecan, Yakin Dogu Bulvari, Near East University, Turkey
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 Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.
 Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
 Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
 Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
 Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: www.cancer.ca/.
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Experiments involving human subjects must conform with the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (United States Office of Science and Technology Policy) and in the Declaration of Helsinki and be approved by a local Institutional Review Board. Approval by the latter must be indicated in the text.
Declaration of Helsinki. (Adopted in 1964 by the 18th World Medical Assembly in Helsinki, Finland, and revised by the 29th World Medical Assembly in Tokyo in 1975.) In: The Main Issue in Bioethics Revised Edition. Andrew C. Varga, ed. New York: Paulist Press, 1984.
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Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Human Subject Protections (HHS.gov) Policy on Animal Use The Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism supports the appropriate and responsible use of animals as experimental subjects. The U.S. Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) and the National Institutes of Health Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NIH Guide) should guide all animal research. Compliance with these guidelines as well as protocol approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee should be specified in the text of the manuscript. We recommend following the ARRIVE reporting guidelines when documenting animal studies (PLoS Bio 8(6), e1000412, 2010 Improving Bioscience Research Reporting: The ARRIVE Guidelines for Reporting Animal Research).
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 2015 (revised March 2015). (Home | OLAW)
Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research.National Research Council (US) Committee on Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research. Washington, DC; 2003. (Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research)
Kilkenny C, Browne WJ, Cuthill IC, Emerson M, Altman DG (2010) Improving Bioscience Research Reporting: The ARRIVE Guidelines for Reporting Animal Research. PLoS Biol 8(6): e1000412. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000412 Improving Bioscience Research Reporting: The ARRIVE Guidelines for Reporting Animal Research
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