Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism


14, 4 issues

Latest issue

14:3 online 14 September 2021

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14:4 scheduled for December 2021

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From volume 1, 2008

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Aims & Scope

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.

Editorial Board


Maurizio Battino, PhD, DSc, MD (Hon)  (Nutritional Biochemistry) Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher
Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Specialistiche ed Odontostomatologiche
Sez. Biochimica Facoltà di Medicina
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Ancona, Italy

Associate Editors

R. De Giuseppe (Public Health Nutrition)
UNIPV • Laboratory of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition; Department of Public Health,
Experimental and Forensic Medicine, University of Pavia, Italy

F. Giampieri (Nutritional Biochemistry)
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica,
Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy (Highly Cited Researcher)

G. Grosso (Nutrition & Dietetics) 
Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences,
University of Catania, Catania, Italy (Highly Cited Researcher)

E. Espinosa (Internal Medicine)
Faculty of Medicine,
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

M. Petrolo (Dietetics)
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

L. Tomaino (Public Health Nutrition)
Emergency Medicine,
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy


E. Bertoli (Biochemistry)
Istituto di Biochimica,
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

C. Keen (Nutrition)
Dept. of Nutrition, University of California, Davis (CA), USA

Editorial Committee

A. Caretto (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, U.O. di Endocrinologia e Malattie Metaboliche,
Azienda Ospedaliera di Summa, Brindisi, Italy

F. D’Andrea (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica,
Azienda Ospedaliera Maggiore di Novara, Novara, Italy

F. Balzola (Gastroenterology)
Azienda Ospedaliera S. Giovanni Battista,
Turin, Italy, and Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Nutrizionali,
Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Turin, Italy

E. Del Toma (Nutrition)
Scienza dell´Alimentazione, Ospedale S. Camillo Forlanini,
Università "Campus Biomedico",
Rome, Italy

N. Facchin (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
Servizio di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Ospedale di Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

G. Fatati (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
Italian Association for Dietetics and Clinical Nutriotion President,
Diabetologia, Dietologia e NutrizioneClinica,
Azienda Ospedaliera, S. Maria, Terni Italy

M.A. Fusco (Clinical Nutrition)
Divisione di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica,
Ospedale S. Camillo-Forlanini,
Rome, Italy

M.G. Gentile (Clinical Nutrition)
Servizio di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica,
Azienda Ospedaliera Niguarda,
Milan, Italy

J. Godos (Human Nutrition/Clinical Nutrition)
University of Catania, Catantia, Italy

L. Lucchin (Clinical Nutrition)
Serv. Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica,
Ospedale S. Maurizio,
Bolzano, Italy

G. Marelli (Diabetology & Metabolic Diseases)
U.O. Diabetologia e Malattie Metaboliche,
Ospedale di Desio,
Desio (Milan), Italy

F. Muratori (Endocrinology & Pharmacology)
Struttura Complessa di Endocrinologia,
Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda,
Milan, Italy

M. Parillo (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
UOSD Diabetologia, Malattie del Metabolismo e Nutrizione Clinica,
Azienda Ospedaliera S. Sebastiano,
Caserta, Italy

M. Petrelli (Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases)
SOD Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti" di Ancona,
Ancona, Italy

A. Pezzana (Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics)
Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica,
Ospedale S. Giovanni Battista,
Turin, Italy

G. Pipicelli (Diabetology & Dietetics)
U.O.C. di Diabetologia e Dietologia Territoriale,
Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catanzaro,
Catanzaro, Italy

G. Rovera (Clinical Nutrition)
Dietologia Clinica, Ospedale San Luca, Turin, Italy and Scuola di Specialità,
Università degli Studi di Pavia,
Pavia, Italy

M. Vincenzi (Clinical Nutrition)
Faenza, Ravenna

Editorial Board

G. Adami (Surgery)
Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche,
Università di Genova,
Genoa, Italy

A. Albini (Oncology)
Ricerca Oncologica, Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico, IRRCS Multimedica,
Milan, Italy

J. M. Alvarez-Suárez (Nutrtional Biochemistry)
Grupo de Biotecnología Aplicada a Biomedicina (BIOMED),
Universidad de Las Américas,
Quito, Ecuador (Highly Cited Researcher)

M. Arca (Internal Medicine)
Dip. di Clinica e Terapia Medica,
Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

J.M. Argilés (Oncology)
Barcelona, Spain

A.G. Atanasov (Biotechnology)
Prof. and Head of Molecular Biology, Department: IGAB PAS,

N. Battistini (Nutrition)
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 (Nutrition)
Training and Research Unit on Nutrition and Food Sciences,
Chouaib Doukkali University,
School of Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco

Y.N. Berner (Geriatry)
Geriatric Medicine, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Tel Aviv, Israel

G. Biolo (Internal Medicine)
Clinica Medica, Ospedale di Cattinara,
Trieste, Italy

G. Bodoky (Oncology)
Dept. of Oncology, St. Laszlo Hospital,
Budapest, Hungary

M. Bozo (Pediatric Gastroenterology)
President of the Syrian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition,
Ministry of Health, Damascus, Syria

L. Busetto (Clinical Medicine)
Clinica Medica, Policlinico Universitario, Padua, Italy

E. Capanoglu Guven (Food Technology)
Food Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University,
Istanbul, Turkey (highly cited researcher)

L. Caregaro (Nutrition)
Scuola di Specializzazione in Scienza dell’Alimentazione, 
Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy

M. Cascante (Biochemistry)
Departament de Bioquimica i Biologia,
Molecular Facultat de Quimica Marti i Franques 1,
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

J.S. Castillo Hernández (Nutrition)
Facultad de Nutrición,
Universidad Veracruzana,

G. Casu (Cardiology)
Head of cardiology department, San Francesco Hospital, Nuoro, Italy

M.G. Ceravolo (Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine)
Clinica di Neuroriabilitazione, Università Politecnica delle Marche,
Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Ancona, Italy

B. Cestaro (Clinical Medicine)
Dip. Scienze Precliniche "Lita Vialba", Facoltà di Medicina,
Università di Milano, Milan, Italy

C. Chiarla (Physiology)
CNR – I.A.S.I. – Fisiopatologia dello Shock, Policlinico A. Gemelli,
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

S. Coaccioli (Internal Medicine)
Medicina Interna, Università di Perugia, Perugia, Italy

S. De Flora (Clinical Medicine)
Dept. of Health Sciences, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy

P. De Gortari Gallardo (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Pueblo de San Pable Tepetlapa, Mexico

G. De Pergola (Internal Medicine)
Sez. di Medicina Interna, Endocrinologia e Malattie Metaboliche,
Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy

D.M. Djuric (Physiology)
Institute of Medical Physiology “Richard Burian”, School of Medicine,
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

A.K. Duttaroy (Clinical Nutrition)
Department of Clinical Nutrition,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo,
Oslo, Norway

T.Y. Forbes-Hernandez (Food Technology)
Nutrition and Food Science Group, Dept. of Analytical and Food Chemistry,
CITACA, CACTI, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

A.V. Gaddi (Geriatry)
EuroGenLab, Bologna, Italy

M. Gasparrini (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences,
Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

M.E. Gershwin (Rheumatology)
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility,
University of California at Davis, Davis (CA), USA

B. Halliwell (Biochemistry)
NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering,
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

D. Heber (Clinical Medicine)
David Geffen School of Medicine,
Los Angeles (CA), USA

M. Hidvegi (Pharmacology)
Biropharma Co., Budapest, Hungary

L. Hussein (Nutrition)
Nutrition Department, National Research Center,
Giza-Dokki, Egypt

N. Hwalla (Food Technology)
Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut,
Beirut, Lebanon

E.L. Iorio (Biochemistry)
Osservatorio Internazionale dello Stress Ossidativo,
Sez. Alimentazione e Benessere, Naples, Italy

V. Jakovljevic (Physiology)
Faculty of Medicine, University of Kragujevac,
Kragujevac, Serbia and Montenegro

A. Karaali (Food Technology)
Food Engineering Department, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

A. Laviano (Clinical Medicine)
Dip. di Medicina Clinica, Università "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

E.R. López (Public Health Nutrition)
Facultad de Salud Pública y Nutrición, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León,

H.C. Lukaski (Nutrition)
USDA, ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center,
Grand Forks (North Dakota), USA

A. Martinez (Public Health Nutrition)
D.pto Fisiologia y Nutricion, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona,

R. Mattei (Dietetics)
U.O.C. Dietetica Medica, Policlinico Le Scotte,
Università degli Studi di Siena,
Siena, Italy

L. Mazzoni (Food Technology)
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences,
Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

S. Monfardini (Oncology)
Oncologia Medica, Azienda Ospedaliera e Università di Padova,
Padua, Italy

B. Özçelik (Food Technology)
Food Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University,  
Istanbul, Turkey

R. Pasquali (Endocrinology)
U.O. Endocrinologia, Dip. Medicina Interna,
Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy

M.L. Petroni (Nutrition)
Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Nutrizionali,
IRCCS Istituto Auxologixo Italiano,
Piancavallo (VB), Italy

F. Rossi Fanelli (Internal Medicine)
Dip. di Medicina Interna, Università La Sapienza,
Rome, Italy

G. Rozen (Clinical Nutrition)
Clinical Nutrition Dept., Rambam Hospital,
Haifa, Israel

K. Sahin (Nutrition)
Dept. of Nutrition, Veterinary Faculty, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey

S. Saner (Food Technology)
Turkish Food Safety Association, Istanbul, Turkey

L. Scalfi (Nutrition)
Dip. di Scienza degli Alimenti, Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy

S. Schneider (Clinical Medicine)
USNGI - 3B, Hopital de l'Archet, Nice, France

L. Shakerdi (Clinical Medicine)
Faculty of Medicine, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

R.B. Singh (Nutrition)
New Delhi, India

Y. Shoenfeld (Immunology)
Dept. of Medicine "B" and Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center,
Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

T. Szekeres (Clinical Biochemistry)
Clinical Institute for Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, General Hospital of Vienna,
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

A. Trichopoulou (Public Health Nutrition)
Dept. of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens,
Athens, Greece

A. Varela-López (Nutrition)
Biomedical Research Center, University of Granada, Armilla, Granada, Spain

F. Visioli (Physiology)
Laboratory of Functional Foods, IMDEA-Food, Madrid, Spain

S. Yucecan (Food Technology)
Yakin Dogu Bulvari, Near East University, Turkey

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The Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known to the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. There is an option for double-blind if requested. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be that the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel. Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned to a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work. Editors and reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s). Where an Editorial Board Member is on the author list they must declare this in the competing interests section on the submitted manuscript. If they are an author, another editor will be assigned for overseeing peer review. These submissions are subject to the exact same review process as any other manuscript. As a standard policy, decisions are based on at least two reviews. The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months. Once approved this decision is then conveyed to the author along with the referee reports. Once accepted manuscripts are normally published on-line without delay and appear in the next available print issue. The Editor in-Chief has the ultimate responsibility for what is published in the journal. Authors may appeal decisions by contacting the Editor-in-Chief (at Authors will be informed in writing of the result of their appeal.

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    [3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992. 
    [4] 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. 
    [5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from:

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    • 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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    We are delighted to announce that Maurizio Battino, Editor-in-Chief of Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.

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