Antonina Orlando


Biology specialist in Food Science, Research Fellow at Dipartiment of Medicine and Surgery

Research activities and skills

My project concern the cardiovascular risk prevention in children. The project involves me in the outpatient phase that includes anthropometric analyzes and processing of personalized diets; and the biochemical phase for the evaluation of plasma biomarker levels of children with cardiovascular risks. In addition, I work in different food education projects aimed at the prevention of diseases such as excess weight, high blood pressure and caries for different age groups.

Most Relevant Publication

Genovesi S, Orlando A, Rebora P, Giussani M, Antolini A, Nava E, Parati G, Valsecchi MG.Effects of lifestyle modifications on elevated blood pressure and excess weight in a population of Italian children and adolescents. American journal of hypertension. Submitted

Orlando A, Cazzaniga E, Giussani M, Palestini P, Genovesi S. Hypertension in children: role of obesity, simple carbohydrates and uric acid. Frontiers in public health.

Genovesi S, Antolini L, Orlando A, Tassistro E, Giussani M, Nava E, Turolo L, Manolopoulou J, Parati G, Morganti A. Aldosterone-to-renin ratio depends on age and sex in children attending a clinic for cardiovascular risk assessment. J Hypertens. (2017) Oct 20. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001571.

Genovesi S, Antolini L, Orlando A, Brahmochary S, De Servi A, Capelli S, Giussani M, Nava E, Agostoni C, Gallieni M. Poor early growth and high salt intake in Indian infants. Int J Food Sci Nutr. (2017) 68(4):467-472.

Viazzi F, Rebora P, Giussani M, Orlando A, Stella A, Antolini L, Valsecchi MG, Pontremoli R, Genovesi S. Increased Serum Uric Acid Levels Blunt the Antihypertensive Efficacy of Lifestyle Modifications in Children at Cardiovascular Risk. Hypertension. (2016) 67(5):934-40.