Paola Palestini


Associated Professor in Biochemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Research activities and skills

Research field includes the study the health effect of air pollution; in particular, the studies are focused on the molecular mechanisms-PM mediated, involved in cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
She is responsible of new project that has the aim to find news phytochemical compounds have the ability to contrast the oxidative stress caused by polluting agents and that seems to be related to of the central nervous system (CNS) diseases including such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and neurodevelopmental disorders.
She is the coordinator of second level master degree, masterADA - Nutrition and Applied Dietetic

Most Relevant Publication

Graci, S.; Dongo, D.; Palestini, P. Link between Viral Infections, Immune System, Inflammation and Diet. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2455.

Rotondo G, Cazzaniga E* and Palestini P (2021) Eating Out of Home and Risk for Obesity: An Overview  Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (Issn:2582-1423) Vol 5 Issue 2

Moroni RF, Cazzaniga E.  Palestini P and Sculati, M. (2021) The feasibility of a diet which enhances inositol availability  Progress in Nutrition 2020; Vol. 22, N. 3: IN PRESS DOI: 10.23751/pn.v22i3.10356

Murano C., Binda A., Palestini P., Baruscotti M., Di Francesco JC, Rivolta I (2021) Effect of the ketogenic diet in excitable tissues A.J P Cells doi/pdf/10.1152/ajpcell.00458.2020

Orlando A., Viazzi F.,  Giussani M.,  Nava E.,  Cazzaniga E.,  Bonino B., Palestini P.,  Parati G. and  Genovesi S. (2019) Endothelin-1/nitric oxide balance and HOMA index in children with excess weight and hypertension: a pathophysiological model of hypertension Hypertension Research March 29, 2019.

Orlando A., Cassera A., Palestini P and Cazzaniga E. (2019) Can Nutrition Education in Primary Schools be an Efficient Way to Prevent Obesity in Adult Life? A Review of the Literature Acta Scientific Nutritional Health September  Vol 3 (9) 75-85.

Orlando A, Cazzaniga E, Giussani M, Palestini P, Genovesi S (2018) Hypertension in children: role of obesity, simple carbohydrates and uric acid. Frontiers in Public Health 6.    DOI10.3389/fpubh.2018.00129