Annarita Formisano


Name: Annarita
Surname: Formisano
Skill: Researcher
Phone: (Office) +39 0825 299 321
Phone: (Lab) +39 0825 299 113
Fax: +39 0825 299 641
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Keywords: obesity, nutritional epidemiology, metabolic disease, cardiovascular diseases
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Researcher Activities


As researcher, she has expertise in the investigation of the interaction between biochemical, dietary, behavioral and social factors involved in multifactorial diseases, in particular childhood and adult obesity, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases in European populations of adults and children.

She is involved in large European Studies: IFamily “Determinants of eating behaviour in European children, adolescents and their parents” funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme-FP7: Determinants of food choice and eating habits. (contract n. 266044). and IDEFICS “Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health EFfects In Children and infants” funded by the European Commission within the Sixth RTD Framework Programme: Food Quality and Safety (contract n. 016181-2)

Key Publications

  • F. Lauria, M. Dello Russo, A. Formisano, S. De Henauw, A. Hebestreit, M. Hunsberger, V. Krogh, T. Intemann, L. Lissner, D. Molnar, L. A. Moreno, L. A. Reisch, M. Tornaritis, T. Veidebaum, G. Williams, A.Siani, P. Russo Ultra-processed foods consumption and diet quality of European children, adolescents and adults: results from the I. Family study.
    Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases 2021; 31(11), 3031–3043.
  • A. Formisano, K. Bammann, A. Fraterman, C. Hadjigeorgiou, D. Herrmann, L. Iacoviello, S. Marild, LA. Moreno, P. Nagy, K. Van Den Bussche, T. Veidebaum, F. Lauria, A. Siani. “Efficacy of neck circumference to identify metabolic syndrome in 3-10 year-old European children: Results from IDEFICS study”
    Nutrition Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases 2016; 26(6):510-6.