Hellas Cena


Human Nutrition Researcher - Professor of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition at Pavia’s University School of Medicine.

Research activities and skills

Research activities and skills Research areas include the study of determinants of health, particularly with regard to nutrition and lifestyle, as well as nutritional assessment as well as the application of clinical nutrition in disease prevention and treatment.

Most Relevant Publication

Pelizzo G, Calcaterra V, Carlini V, Fusillo M, Manuelli M, Klersy C, Pasqua N, Luka E, Albertini R, De Amici M, Cena H. Nutritional status and metabolic profile in neurologically impaired pediatric surgical patients. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Mar 1;30(3):289-300. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2016-0369. PubMed PMID: 28222035. 

Cena H, Stanford FC, Ochner L, Fonte ML, Biino G, De Giuseppe R, Taveras E, Misra M. Association of a history of childhood-onset obesity and dieting with eating disorders. Eat Disord. 2017 May-Jun;25(3):216-229. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2017.1279905. Epub 2017 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 28139175. 

Cena H, De Giuseppe R, Biino G, Persico F, Ciliberto A, Giovanelli A, Stanford Evaluation of eating habits and lifestyle in patients with obesity before and after bariatric surgery: a single Italian center experience. Springerplus. 2016 Sep 1;5(1):1467. doi: 10.1186/s40064-016-3133-1. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27652042; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5007240. 

Maffoni S, De Giuseppe R, Stanford FC, Cena H. Folate status in women of childbearing age with obesity: a review. Nutr Res Rev. 2017 Jun 7:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S0954422417000142. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28587698. 

Manuelli M, Della Guardia L, Cena H. Enriching Diet with n-3 PUFAs to Help Prevent Cardiovascular Diseases in Healthy Adults: Results from Clinical Trials. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Jul 18;18(7). pii: E1552. doi: 10.3390/ijms18071552. Review. PubMed PMID: 28718800; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5536040.

Fulceri F, Morelli M, Santocchi E, Cena H, Del Bianco T, Narzisi A, Calderoni S, Muratori F. Gastrointestinal symptoms and behavioral problems in preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dig Liver Dis. 2016 Mar;48(3):248-54. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2015.11.026. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 26748423. 

Cena H, Fonte ML, Casali PM, Maffoni S, Roggi C, Biino G. Epicardial fat thickness: threshold values and lifestyle association in male adolescents. Pediatr Obes. 2015 Apr;10(2):105-11. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.227. Epub 2014 May 6. PubMed PMID: 24799392.

De Giuseppe R, Roggi C, Cena H. n-3 LC-PUFA supplementation: effects on infant and maternal outcomes. Eur J Nutr. 2014 Aug;53(5):1147-54. doi: 10.1007/s00394-014-0660-9. Epub 2014 Jan 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 24448975.

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