Background and activities
Postdoctoral fellow at IKOM, studying why weight regain occurs in the majority of reduced-obese individuals. The explanation of the challenges of weight loss maintenance is likely to be a result from a complex interplay between genetics, environmental and social factors, behavioral/psychological aspects related with motivation and support required to maintain the lifestyle changes required for long-term success.
- PhD degree at Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM) since 2018. Title of thesis: An investigation of potential variables affecting the physiological adaptations to weight loss: weight loss rate, nature of energy restriction, and ketosis.
- Master degree in Community Health, at Faculty of Medical Sciences of New University of Lisbon. Title of thesis: Methodology of assessment of nutritional intake and associated eating behaviors in a multidisciplinary obesity treatment program.
- Degree in Dietetics, at School of Health Technology of Lisbon (ESTeSL). Thesis title: Study of complications in new-borns of mothers with pregestational type 2 diabetes.
Cátia Martins, leader of the Unit for Clinical Medicine and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, a specialist on the role of exercise on energy balance and body weight homeostasis, in particular its impact on appetite control and on total energy expenditure, as PI.
Obesity and weight control, compensatory mechanisms at the level of the appetite control system activated during weight reduction, nutrition and eating behaviours, and health.
Health promotion, particularly through research in identifying the determinants of health behaviors (nutrition and weight control), their adoption, and weight loss maintenance.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Investigating the effect of sex and ketosis on weight-loss-induced changes in appetite. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. vol. 109 (6).
- (2019) Physiological predictors of weight regain at 1-year follow-up in weight-reduced adults with obesity. Obesity. vol. 27 (6).
- (2018) Differences in the postprandial release of appetite-related hormones between active and inactive men. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism. vol. 28 (6).
- (2018) The impact of rate of weight loss on body composition and compensatory mechanisms during weight reduction: A randomized control trial. Clinical Nutrition. vol. 37 (4).
- (2018) Impact of weight loss achieved through a multidisciplinary intervention on appetite in patients with severe obesity. American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism. vol. 315 (1).
- (2018) Investigation of the long-term sustainability of changes in appetite after weight loss. International Journal of Obesity.
- (2018) Timeline of changes in adaptive physiological responses, at the level of energy expenditure, with progressive weight loss. British Journal of Nutrition. vol. 120 (2).
- (2017) Compensatory mechanisms activated with intermittent energy restriction: a randomized trial. Clinical Nutrition. vol. 37 (3).
- (2017) Timeline of changes in appetite during weight loss with a ketogenic diet. International Journal of Obesity. vol. 41.