During the year, the Nutrition Network organises meetings for its members (also at the annual ECNP Congress).

  • ECNP educational workshop on nutritional psychiatry
    19 October 2022, Vienna, Austria
    This workshop brought together the most knowledgeable experts in the field to have a “state of the art” view of regarding the links between diet and mental and brain health.
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Members of the Nutrition Network have contributed to the creation of the BRAINFOOD cluster recognised by the project EBRA (European Brain Research Agenda).

Research projects

  • Gut-brain-axis: targets for improvement of cognition in the elderly
    (SMARTAGE - GA 859890)
    EU (H2020): 2020-2024
    WP Leader: José Manuel Fernández-Real
  • Integrated analysis of the interactions between glycemia and microbiota composition, and their impact on brain iron deposition and cognition in obese subjects
    (IRONMET+CGM - PI18/01022)
    ISCIII. PI. 2019-2023
    WP Leader José Manuel Fernández-Real
  • MiGBAN (Microbiome Gut-Brain interaction in Anorexia Nervosa)

Recommended publications

Authors  Year
Journal and link to the article
Turck et al.
2022  Tolerable upper intake level for dietary sugars EFSA Journal
Keller et al.
2022 The effects of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) administration on the microbiome-gut-brain axis in adolescents with anorexia nervosa (the MiGBAN study): study protocol for a longitudinal, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Gröbner et al.
2022 The effects of probiotics administration on the gut microbiome in adolescents with anorexia nervosa — a study protocol for a longitudinal, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
European Eating Disorders Review
Mayneris-Perxachs et al.
2022 Microbiota alterations in proline metabolism impact depression
Cell Metabolism
Föcker et al.
2021 Vitamin D level trajectories of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa at inpatient admission, during treatment, and at one year follow up: association with depressive symptoms
Arnoriaga-Rodríguez et al. 
2021 Obesity-associated deficits in inhibitory control are phenocopied to mice through gut microbiota changes in one-carbon and aromatic amino acids metabolic pathways
Arnoriaga-Rodríguez et al.
2020 Obesity impairs short-term and working memory through gut microbial metabolism of aromatic amino acids
Cell Metabolism
Adan et al.  2019
Nutritional psychiatry: towards improving mental health by what you eat
European Neuropsychopharmacology 
Peris-Sampedro et al.  2019
Impact of free-choice diets high in fat and different sugars on metabolic outcome and anxiety-like behavior in rats Obesity
Mulders et al.  2018
Microbiota in obesity: interactions with enteroendocrine, immune and central nervous systems. Obesity Reviews
Hebebrand et al.  2018 The role of genetic variation of human metabolism for BMI, mental traits and mental disorders. Molecular Metabolism
Huckins et al. 2018 Investigation of common, low-frequency and rare genome-wide variation in anorexia nervosa. Molecular Psychiatry

Other symposia and events

The symposium took place in Lisbon, Portugal and focused on the following themes:
- Latest evidence in molecular mechanisms and epidemiological aspects
- The gut-brain axis: evidence of targeting the gut for maintaining brain health
- Sustainable food systems

  • Symposium at the 5th European Congress on Obesity
    May 2018, Vienna, Austria







Targeted Network Meetings