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Nutrition and Dietetics


Google Scholar Citations: 3433


H-Index: 32


m.ghoch@bau.edu.lb


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Beirut


Marwan El Ghoch

Full Professor - Chief of Dept. Nutrition and Dietetics


Marwan El Ghoch (ORCID: 0000-0003-4277-4752; Scopus ID: 55181777400)

Currently, Full Professor in Clinical Nutrition and Chief of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Faculty of Health Science – Beirut Arab University.  Professor El Ghoch earned a Degree in Medicine and Surgery (1999 – 2005) from the University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum), Italy; followed by the Diploma in Food Science (2006 – 2010), from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Since 2005 he is registered in the Order of Physicians and Surgeons of the City of Bologna in Italy. In 2020 Professor El Ghoch earned the European fellowship in Obesity Management from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). He is considered an expert in obesity and eating disorders treatments, and gained an international leadership in the study of body composition in anorexia nervosa and sarcopenic obesity. Author of more than 115 papers published in high-ranking peer-review journals in the field of medicine, clinical nutrition and dietetics. Currently covers the role of Associate Editor in Frontiers in Endocrinology and Frontiers in Nutrition, and member of Editorial Board of several journals published by MDPI, Cambridge University Press and others. 

 

Google Scholar Citation=3433; H-index=32

Scopus Citation=1878; H-index=24

Education

  • Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery MD at the University of Bologna - Italy, with a thesis in endocrinology and metabolic disorders, 104/110 (1999-2005) - Professor Giulio Marchesini.
  • Four years post-graduate studies in clinical nutrition at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - Italy with a thesis in diabetology, 110/110L (2005-2009) - Professor Nino Carlo Battestini.
  • CREDO six months training in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) for Eating Disorders - The Centre for Research on Dissemination at University of Oxford - UK  – 2015 – Professor Christopher Fairburn.
  • International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) SCOPE Summer school – 2012 - University of Cambridge - UK - Professor Philips James and Professor Nick Finer.
  • International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) SCOPE Summer school – 2010 – University of Cambridge - UK  - Professor Philips James and Professor Nick Finer.

Publications

A. Original research articles

  1. Abdominal Fat Characteristics and Mortality in Rectal Cancer: A Retrospective Study. Pellegrini M, Besutti G, Ottone M, Canovi S, Bonelli E, Venturelli F, Farì R, Damato A, Bonelli C, Pinto C, Ligabue G, Pattacini P, Giorgi Rossi P, El Ghoch M. Nutrients. 2023; 15(2):374. doi.org/10.3390/nu15020374. PMID: 36678245.
  2. The Risk of Sarcopenia among Adults with Normal-Weight Obesity in a Nutritional Management Setting. De Lorenzo A, Pellegrini M, Gualtieri P, Itani L, El Ghoch M*, Di Renzo L. Nutrients. 2022; 14(24):5295. doi.org/10.3390/nu14245295. PMID: 36558454.
  3. New BMI Cut-Off Points for Obesity in Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Clinical Nutrition Settings in Italy: A Cross-Sectional Study. Di Renzo L, Itani L, Gualtieri P, Pellegrini M, El Ghoch M*, De Lorenzo A. Nutrients. 2022; 14(22):4848. doi.org/10.3390/nu14224848. PMID: 36432532.
  4. Do Lifestyle Interventions before Gastric Bypass Prevent Weight Regain after Surgery? A Five-Year Longitudinal Study. Vaccaro S, Itani L, Scazzina F, Bonilauri S, Cartelli CM, El Ghoch M*, Pellegrini M. Nutrients. 2022; 14(17):3609. doi.org/10.3390/nu14173609. PMID: 36079866.
  5. Can Intentional Weight Loss Ameliorate Sarcopenia in Individuals with Obesity? A Longitudinal Interventional Study. Tannir H, Itani L, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. Clinics and Practice. 2022; 12(1):106-112. doi.org: 10.3390/clinpract12010014. PMID: 35200265.
  6. Relationship between multiple weight cycles and early weight loss in patients with obesity: a longitudinal study. El Masri D, Itani L, Kreidieh D, Tannir H, El Ghoch M*. Eat Weight Disord. 2021; 26: 2083–2087. doi.org/10.1007/s40519-020-00989-2. PMID: 32816206.
  7. How Healthy Are Health-Related Behaviors in University Students: The HOLISTic Study. Cena H, Porri D, De Giuseppe R, Kalmpourtzidou A, Salvatore FP, El Ghoch M, Itani L, Kreidieh D, Brytek-Matera A, Pocol CB, Arteta Arteta DS, Utan G, Kolčić I. Cena H, et al. Nutrients. 2021; 13(2):675.doi: 10.3390/nu13020675. PMID: 33669884.
  8. The Relationship between Sarcopenic Obesity, Weight-Loss and Maintenance Outcomes during Obesity Management: Are Additional Strategies Required? El Masri D, Itani L, Tannir H, Kreidieh D, El Ghoch M*. Clin Pract. 2021; 11(3):525-531. doi: 10.3390/clinpract11030069. PMID: 34449572.
  9. Strength and Performance Tests for Screening Reduced Muscle Mass in Elderly Lebanese Males with Obesity in Community Dwellings. Saadeddine D, Itani L, Rossi AP, Pellegrini M, El Ghoch M*. Diseases. 2021;9(1):23. doi: 10.3390/diseases9010023. PMID: 33804733.
  10. Association between Levels of Physical Activity, Sarcopenia, Type 2 Diabetes and the Quality of Life of Elderly People in Community Dwellings in Lebanon. Saadeddine D, Itani L, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, Tannir H, El Ghoch,  M*. Geriatrics (Basel). 2021;6(1):28. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics6010028. PMID: 33803509.
  11. Association between dietary practice, body composition, training volume and sport performance in 100-Km elite ultramarathon runners. Citarella R, Itani L, Intini V, Zucchinali G, Scevaroli S, Tannir H, El Masri D, Kreidieh D, El Ghoch M*. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2021; 42:239-243. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.01.029. PMID: 33745586.
  12. Exploring the effectiveness of a 1.5-Year weight management intervention for adults with obesity. Kreidieh D, Fakhoury R, El Ghoch M*. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2021;42:215-220.doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.01.036. PMID: 33745581.
  13. The Mini Sarcopenia Risk Assessment (MSRA) Questionnaire score as a predictor of skeletal muscle mass loss. Rossi AP, Urbani S, Gattazzo S, Nori N, Fantin F, Zoico E, Mazzali G, Muollo V, El Ghoch M, Zamboni M. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2021;33(9):2593-2597. doi: 10.1007/s40520-020-01763-1. PMID: 33389711.
  14. Cross-validation of prediction equations for estimating the body fat percentage in adults with obesity. Jaafar ZA, Kreidieh D, Itani L, Tannir H, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2021;41:346-350. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2020.11.003. PMID: 33487288.
  15. Development of an Easy-to-Use Prediction Equation for Body Fat Percentage Based on BMI in Overweight and Obese Lebanese Adults. Itani L, Tannir H, El Masri D, Kreidieh D, El Ghoch  M*. Diagnostics (Basel).2020; 10(9):728. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10090728. PMID: 32967261.
  16. Effect of a standard schema of self-monitoring blood glucose in patients with poorly controlled, non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes mellitus: A controlled longitudinal study.Madeo B, Diazzi C, Granata ARM, El Ghoch M, Greco C, Romano S, Scaltriti S, Rochira V. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2020;27(S Pt 2):e1-e11. doi: 10.15586/jptcp.v27iSP2.680. PMID: 32757545.
  17. Revising BMI Cut-Off Points for Obesity in a Weight Management Setting in Lebanon. Itani L, Kreidieh D, El Masri  D, Tannir H, Chehade L, El Ghoch M*. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020; 17(11):3832. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17113832. PMID: 32481660.
  18. Lifetime Weight Cycling and Central Fat Distribution in Females With Obesity: A Brief Report. Tannir H, Itani L, El Masri D, Kreidieh D, El Ghoch M*. Diseases. 2020 Mar 26;8(2):8. doi: 10.3390/diseases8020008. PMID: 32225062.
  19. Association between reduced daily steps and sarcopenic obesity in treatment-seeking adults with obesity. Kreidieh D, Itani L, El Masri D, Tannir H, El Ghoch M*. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2020; 11: 22. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2020.00022. PMID: 32082259.
  20. The Impact of Sarcopenic Obesity on Health-Related Quality of Life in Treatment-Seeking Patients with Obesity. Itani L, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, Tannir H, El Ghoch M*. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2020;16(6):635-640. doi: 10.2174/1573399816666200211102057. PMID: 32072914.
  21. Sarcopenic Obesity Predicts Early Attrition in Treatment-Seeking Patients with Obesity: A Longitudinal Pilot Study. Kreidieh D, Itani L, Tannir H, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. J Cardiovasc Dev Dis. 2020;7(1):5. doi: 10.3390/jcdd7010005. PMID: 32012690.
  22. Validation of predictive equations for resting energy expenditure in treatment-seeking adults with overweight and obesity: Measured versus estimated. Itani L, Tannir H, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2020 Jan 18;27(1):e32-e47. doi: 10.15586/jptcp.v27i1.653. PMID: 31971355.
  23. Predictive Equations based on Body Composition for Resting Energy Expenditure estimation in adults with obesity. El Masri D, Itani L, Kreidieh D, Tannir H, El Ghoch M*. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2020;16(4):381-386. doi: 10.2174/1573399815666191030085915. PMID: 31663845.
  24. Reduction of Resting Energy Expenditure and Sarcopenic Obesity in Adults with Overweight and Obesity: A Brief Report. Tannir H, Kreidieh D, Itani L, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2020;16(4):376-380. doi: 10.2174/1573399815666191030092138. PMID: 31663844.
  25. Nutritional Knowledge and Dietary Practice in Elite 24-Hour Ultramarathon Runners: A Brief Report. Citarella R, Itani L, Intini V, Zucchinali G, Scevaroli S, Kreidieh D, Tannir H, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. Sports (Basel)2019; 7(2):44. doi: 10.3390/sports7020044. PMID: 30781520.
  26. Reduced lean body mass and cardiometabolic diseases in adult males with overweight and obesity: a pilot study. Khazem S, Itani L, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, Tannir H, Citarella R, El Ghoch M*. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018; 15(12): 2754. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122754. PMID: 30563167.
  27. Association between sarcopenic obesity, type 2 diabetes and hypertension in treatment-seeking adult females with overweight and obesity. Kreidieh D, Itani L, El Masri D, Tannir H, Citarella R, El Ghoch M*. J. Cardiovasc. Dev. Dis. 2018; 5(4):51. doi: 10.3390/jcdd5040051. PMID: 30347794.  
  28. Validity and reliability of the Eating Problem Checklist (EPCL). Dalle Grave R, Sartirana M, Milanese C, El Ghoch M,  Brocco C,  Pellicone C, Calugi S. Eat Disord. 2019;27(4):384-399. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2018.1528084. PMID: 30346888.
  29. Personalized group cognitive behavioural therapy for obesity: A longitudinal study in a real-world clinical setting. Dalle Grave R,  Calugi S, Bosco G, Valerio L, Valenti C, El Ghoch M, Zini D. Eating and Weight Disorders. 2020;25(2):337-346. doi: 10.1007/s40519-018-0593-z. PMID: 30306498.
  30. DSM-5 severity specifiers for anorexia nervosa and treatment outcomes in adult females. Dalle Grave R, Sartirana M, El Ghoch M, Calugi S. Eating Behaviors. 2020; 31, 18-23. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.07.006. PMID: 30059831.
  31. The association between weight maintenance and session-by-session diet adherence, weight loss and weight-loss satisfaction.  Calugi S, Marchesini G, El Ghoch M, Gavasso I,  Dalle Grave R. Eating and Weight Disorders. 2020;25(1):127-133. doi: 10.1007/s40519-018-0528-8. PMID: 29931447.
  32. Physical performance measures in screening for reduced lean body mass in adult females with obesity. El Ghoch M*, Rossi AP, Calugi S, Rubele S, Soave F, Zamboni M, Chignola E, Mazzali G, Bazzani PV, Dalle Grave R. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2018;28(9):917-921. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2018.06.008. PMID: 30017438.
  33. Starvation symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa: a longitudinal study. Calugi S, Chignola E, El Ghoch M, Dalle Grave, R. Eat Disord. 2018;26(6):523-537. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2018.1471921. PMID: 29737942.
  34. Preoccupation with shape or weight, fear of weight gain, feeling fat and treatment outcomes in patients with anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal study. Calugi S, El Ghoch M, Conti M, Dalle Grave R. Behav Res Ther. 2018;105:63-68. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2018.04.001. PMID: 29689516.
  35. The Association between Body Mass Index and Health-Related Quality of Life in Treatment-Seeking Arab Adults with Obesity. Itani L, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R, Kreidieh D, El Kassas G, El Masri D, Tannir H, Harfoush A, El Ghoch M*. Med Sci (Basel). 2018 Mar 13;6(1). doi: 10.3390/medsci6010025.  PMID: 29534025.
  36. Validation of an Arabic Version of the Obesity-Related Wellbeing (ORWELL 97) Questionnaire in Adults with Obesity. Itani L, Calugi S, Kreidieh D, El Kassas G, El Masri D, Tannir H, Dalle Grave R, Harfoush A, El Ghoch M*. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2019;15(2):127-132. doi: 10.2174/1573399814666180111111934. PMID: 29332589.
  37. The Clinical Impairment Assessment Questionnaire: validation in Italian patients with eating disorders. Calugi S, Sartirana M, Milanese C, El Ghoch M, Riolfi F, Dalle Grave R. Eat Weight Disord. 2018;23(5):685-694.. doi: 10.1007/s40519-018-0477-2. PMID: 29368290.
  38. Peripheral Endocannabinoid Responses to Hedonic Eating in Binge Eating Disorder. Monteleone AM, Piscitelli F, Dalle Grave R, El Ghoch M, Di Marzo V, Maj M, Monteleone P. Nutrients. 2017;9(12):1377. doi: 10.3390/nu9121377. PMID: 29261146.
  39. Weight cycling in adults with severe obesity: a longitudinal study. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R. Nutr Diet. 2018;75(3):256-262. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12387. PMID: 29114979.
  40. Anorexia nervosa and childhood sexual abuse: Treatment outcomes of intensive enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy. Calugi S, Franchini C, Pivari S, Conti M, El Ghoch M, Dalle Grave R. Psychiatry Res. 2018;262:477-481. PMID: 28927864.
  41. The Starvation Symptom Inventory: Development and Psychometric Properties. Calugi, S., Miniati M, Milanese C, Sartirana M., El Ghoch M, Dalle Grave R.  Nutrients. 2017;9(9):967. doi: 10.3390/nu9090967. PMID: 28862653.
  42. Vitamin D levels strongly influence bone mineral density and bone turnover markers during weight gain in female patients with anorexia nervosa. Giollo, A., Caimmi, C., Fassio, A., Bertoldo, F., Dalle Grave R, El Ghoch M, Calugi S, Bazzani PV, Viapiana O, Rossini M, Gatti D. Int J Eat Disord. 2017;50(9):1041-1049. doi: 10.1002/eat.22731. PMID: 28593655.
  43. Body composition in men with anorexia nervosa: a longitudinal study. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Milanese C, Bazzani, PV, Dalle Grave R.  Int J Eat Disord. 2017;50(7):856-860. doi: 10.1002/eat.22721. PMID: 28457012.
  44. Body checking behaviors in anorexia nervosa. Calugi S, El Ghoch M, Dalle Grave R. Int J Eat Disord. 2017;50(4):437-441. doi: 10.1002/eat.22677. PMID: 28117905.  
  45. Intensive enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy for severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal outcome study. Calugi S, El Ghoch M, Dalle Grave R. Behav Res Ther. 2017; 89:41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2016.11.006. PMID: 27863331.
  46. Physical activity, body weight, and resumption of menses in anorexia nervosa. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Pellegrini M,  Chignola E, Dalle Grave R. Psychiatry Res. 2016; 246:507-511. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.10.043. PMID: 27821361.
  47. Bone metabolism in patients with anorexia nervosa and amenorrhea. Gatti D, Idolazzi L, El Ghoch M, Viapiana O, Calugi S, Rossini M, Caimmi C, Braga V, Radetti G, Adami S, Dalle Grave R. Eat Weight Disord. 2018;23(2):255-261. doi: 10.1007/s40519-016-0337-x. PMID: 27787773.
  48. The Influence of Weight-Loss Expectations on Weight Loss and of Weight-Loss Satisfaction on Weight Maintenance in Severe Obesity. Calugi  S, Marchesini G, El Ghoch M, Gavasso I, Dalle Grave R. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Jan;117(1):32-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2016.09.001. PMID: 27780692.
  49. Sleep patterns before and after weight restoration in females with anorexia nervosa: a longitudinal controlled study. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Bernabé J, Pellegrini M, Milanese C, Chignola E, Dalle Grave R. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2016;24(5):425-9. doi: 10.1002/erv.2461. PMID: 27349363.
  50. Residential cognitive behavioral weight-loss intervention for obesity with and without Binge-Eating Disorder: A prospective case-control study with five-year follow-up. Calugi S, Ruocco A, El Ghoch M*, Coppini A, Geccherle E, Sartori F, Dalle Grave R. Int J Eat Disord. 2016;49(7):723-30. doi: 10.1002/eat.22549. PMID: 27203183.
  51. The Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire: Reliability and Validity of the Italian Version. Calugi S, Milanese C, Sartirana M, El Ghoch M, Sartori F, Geccherle E, Coppini A, Franchini C, Dalle Grave R. Eat Weight Disord. 2017;22(3):509-514. doi: 10.1007/s40519-016-0276-6. PMID: 27039107.
  52. Body fat and menstrual resumption in adult females with anorexia nervosa: a one-year longitudinal study. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Chignola E, Bazzani PV, Dalle Grave R. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2016;29(5):662-6. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12373. PMID: 27230963.
  53. Responses of peripheral endocannabinoids and endocannabinoid-related compounds to hedonic eating in obesity. Monteleone AM, Di Marzo V, Aveta T, Piscitelli F, Dalle Grave R, Volpe U, El Ghoch M, Calugi S, Monteleone P, Maj M. Eur J Nutr. 2016 55(4):1799-805. doi: 10.1007/s00394-016-1153-9. PMID: 26759262.
  54. Ghrelin response to hedonic eating in underweight and short-term weight restored patients with Anorexia Nervosa. Monteleone AM, Monteleone  P, Dalle Grave R, El Ghoch M, Calugi S, Cimino M, Maj M. Psychiatry Res. 2016;235:55-60. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.12.001. PMID: 26674388.
  55. Changes in lean and skeletal muscle body mass in adult females with anorexia nervosa before and after weight restoration. El Ghoch M*, Pourhassan M, Milanese C, J Müller JM, Calugi S, Bazzani PV, Dalle Grave R. Clin Nutr. 2017;36(1):170-178. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2015.10.006. PMID: 26560758.
  56. Body mass index, body fat, and risk factor of relapse in anorexia nervosa. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Chignola E, Bazzani PV, Dalle Grave R. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016;70(2):194-8. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.164. PMID: 26419195.
  57. Personality attrition and weight loss in treatment seeking women with obesity. Dalle Grave R , Calugi S, Compare A, El Ghoch M, Petroni M. L, Colombari S, Minniti A, Marchesini G. Clin Obes. 2015. ;5(5):266-72. doi: 10.1111/cob.12112. PMID: 26256916.
  58. Weight loss expectations and attrition in treatment seeking obese women. Dalle Grave R, Calugi S, Compare A,  El Ghoch M,  Petroni ML, Tomasi F, Mazzali G, Marchesini G.  Obes Facts. 2015;8(5):311-8. doi: 10.1159/000441366. PMID: 26444382.
  59. Strong relationship between vitamin D status and bone mineral density in anorexia nervosa. Gatti D, El Ghoch M, Viapiana O, Ruocco A, Chignola E, Rossini M, Giollo A, Idolazzi L, Adami S, Dalle Grave Riccardo. Bone. 2015 Sep;78:212-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.05.014. PMID: 25980743.
  60. The eating disorder examination: reliability and validity of the Italian version. Calugi S, Ricca V, Castellini G, Sauro CL, Ruocco A, Chignola E, El Ghoch M, Dalle Grave R. Eat Weight Disord. 2015;20(4):505-11. doi: 10.1007/s40519-015-0191-2. PMID: 25850414.
  61. Deranged endocannabinoid responses to hedonic eating in underweight and recently weight-restored patients with anorexia nervosa. Monteleone AM, Di Marzo V, Aveta T, Piscitelli F, Dalle Grave R, Scognamiglio P, El Ghoch M, Calugi S, Monteleone P, Maj M. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015;101(2):262-9. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.096164. PMID: 25646322.
  62. Regional Fat Distribution in Adolescent and Adult Females with Anorexia Nervosa: A Longitudinal Study. El Ghoch M*, Milanese C, Calugi S, Müller MJ, Pourhassan M, Ruocco A, Dalle Grave R. Clin Nutr. 2015; 34(6):1224-32. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2014.12.012. PMID: 25559944. 
  63. Depression and treatment outcome in anorexia nervosa. Calugi S, El Ghoch M, Conti M, Dalle Grave R. Psychiatry Res. 2014;218(1-2):195-200. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.04.024. PMID: 24794153.
  64. Inpatient cognitive behavior therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: immediate and longer-term effects. Dalle Grave R, Calugi S, El Ghoch M, Conti M, Fairburn CG.Front Psychiatry. 2014;5:14. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00014. PMID: 24575055.
  65. Body composition, eating disorder psychopathology, and psychological distress in anorexia nervosa: a longitudinal study. El Ghoch M*, Milanese C, Calugi S, Pellegrini M, Battistini NC, Dalle Grave R. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99(4):771-8. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.078816. PMID: 24500157.
  66. Physical fitness before and after weight restoration in anorexia nervosa. Alberti M, Galvani C, Capelli C, Lanza M, El Ghoch M, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2013;53(4):396-402. PMID: 23828287.
  67. Measured physical activity in anorexia nervosa: features and treatment outcome. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Pellegrini M, Milanese C, Busacchi M, Battistini NC, Bernabè J, Dalle Grave R. Int J Eat Disord. 2013;46(7):709-12. doi: 10.1002/eat.22140. PMID: 23712420.
  68.  Assessment of physical activity in anorexia nervosa and treatment outcome. Alberti M, Galvani C, El Ghoch M, Capelli C, Lanza M, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013;45(9):1643-8. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31828e8f07. PMID: 23475165.
  69.  A randomized trial of energy-restricted high-protein versus high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet in morbid obesity. Dalle Grave R, Calugi S, Gavasso I, El Ghoch M, Marchesini G.Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013;21(9):1774-81. doi: 10.1002/oby.20320. PMID: 23408532.
  70.  Comparison between dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and skinfolds thickness in assessing body fat in anorexia nervosa before and after weight restoration. El Ghoch M*, Alberti M, Milanese C, Battistini NC, Pellegrini M, Capelli C, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R.Clin Nutr. 2012;31(6):911-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2012.03.009. PMID: 22513184.
  71. Resting energy expenditure assessment in anorexia nervosa: comparison of indirect calorimetry, a multisensor monitor and the Müller equation. El Ghoch M*, Alberti M, Capelli C, Calugi S, Battistini NC, Pellegrini M, Šubašić S, Lanza M, Dalle Grave R. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2012;63(7):796-801. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2012.658761. PMID: 22309840.
  72.  Resting Energy Expenditure in Anorexia Nervosa: Measured versus Estimated. El Ghoch M*, Alberti M, Capelli C, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R. J Nutr Metab. 2012;2012:652932. doi: 10.1155/2012/652932. PMID: 21941638.

 

B. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis  

  1. European Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults with a Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Muscogiuri G, El Ghoch M, Colao A, Hassapidou M, Yumuk V, Busetto L; Obesity Management Task Force (OMTF) of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). Obes Facts. 2021;14(2):222-245. doi: 10.1159/000515381. PMID: 33882506. 
  2. Fertility and Reproduction after Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Long-Term Follow-Up Studies. Chaer R, Nakouzi N, Itani L, Tannir H, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. Diseases. 2020;8(4):46. doi: 10.3390/diseases8040046. PMID: 33339411. 
  3. Association Between Sarcopenic Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Khadra D, Itani L, Chebaro Y, Obeid M, Jaber M, Ghanem R, Ayton A, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, Kimura A, Tannir H, El Ghoch M*. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2020;16(2):153-162. doi: 10.2174/1573403X16666200214104122. PMID: 32056530.
  4. Is body fat percentage a good predictor of menstrual recovery in females with Anorexia Nervosa after weight restoration? A systematic review and exprolatory and selective meta-analysis. Traboulsi S, Itani L, Tannir H, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2019;26(2):e25-e37. doi: 10.15586/jptcp.v26i2.601. PMID: 31577083.
  5. Association Between Smoking Hookahs (Shishas) and Higher Risk of Obesity: A Systematic Review of Population-Based Studies. Baalbaki R, Itani L, El Kebbi L, Dehni R, Abbas N, Farsakouri R, Awad D, Tannir H, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*. J. Cardiovasc. Dev. Dis. 2019 16;6(2):23. doi: 10.3390/jcdd6020023. PMID: 31208138.
  6. Association between sarcopenic obesity and higher risk of type 2 diabetes in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Khadra D, Itani L, Tannir H, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, El Ghoch M*.  World Journal of Diabetes. 2019;10(5):311-323. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v10.i5.311. PMID: 31139318.
  7. Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Obesity: A Systematic Review of longitudinal studides on Preclinical Evidence. Saleh F, Itani L, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R, El Ghoch M*. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2018;13(6):466-475. doi: 10.2174/1574888X13666180515160008. PMID: 29766824.
  8. Long-term lifestyle modification programs for overweight and obesity managment in Arab countries: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Kreideh D, Itani L, El Kassas G, El Masri D, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R, El Ghoch M*.  Curr Diabetes Rev. 2018;14(6):550-558. doi: 10.2174/1573399813666170619085756. PMID: 28625131.
  9. Are personality characteristics measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) associated with obesity treatment outcomes? A systematic review. Dalle Grave R, Calugi S, El Ghoch M*. Curr Obes Rep.. 2018;7(1):27-36. doi: 10.1007/s13679-018-0294-y. PMID: 29427047.
  10. The association between weight gain/restoration and bone mineral density in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: A systematic review. El Ghoch M*, Gatti D, Calugi S, Viapiana O, Bazzani, VP, Dalle Grave R. Nutrients. 2016;8(12):769. doi: 10.3390/nu8120769. PMID: 27916839.
  11. The effects of low-carbohydrate diets on psychosocial outcomes in subjects with overweight and obesity: A systematic review of randomized controlled studies. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R. Nutrients. 2016; 8(7): 402. doi: 10.3390/nu8070402. PMID: 27367726.
  12. Anorexia Nervosa and Body Fat Distribution: A Systematic Review. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Lamburghini S, Dalle Grave R. Nutrients. 2014;6(9):3895-912. doi: 10.3390/nu6093895. PMID: 25251296.
  13. Eating disorders, physical fitness and sport performance: a systematic review. El Ghoch M*, Soave F, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R. Nutrients. 2013;5(12):5140-60. doi: 10.3390/nu5125140. PMID: 24352092.

C. Narrative reviews

  1. Understanding sarcopenic obesity in young adults in clinical practice: a review of three unsolved questions. El Ghoch  M, Rossi  AP, Verde  L, Barrea  L, Muscogiuri  G, Savastano  S, Colao  A. 2022; 64(4):537-547. doi: 10.23736/S0031-0808.22.04784-X.PMID: 36533664
  2. Approaching Sarcopenic Obesity in Young and Middle-Aged Female Adults in Weight Management Settings: A Narrative Review. Pellegrini M, Itani L, Rossi AP, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, Tannir H, El Ghoch M*. Healthcare. 2022; 10(10):2042. doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10102042. PMID: 36292489.
  3. The Role of Obesity, Body Composition, and Nutrition in COVID-19 Pandemia: A Narrative Review. Rossi AP, Muollo V, Dalla Valle Z; Urbani S, Pellegrini M, El Ghoch M, Mazzali G.  Nutrients 2022; 14 (17): 3493. doi.org/10.3390/nu14173493. PMID: 36079751.
  4. Clinical and nutritional management of very-low-calorie ketogenic diet (VLCKD) in patients with psoriasis and obesity: a practical guide for the nutritionist. Barrea  L, Caprio M, Camajani  E, Verde  L, Elce  A, Frias-Toral E, Ceriani  F, Cucalón  G, Garcia-Velasquez E, El Ghoch  M, Colao A, Savastano  S, Giovanna Muscogiuri G. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2022; 1-17. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2022.2083070. PMID: 35653127.
  5. From the Ketogenic Diet to the Mediterranean Diet: The Potential Dietary Therapy in Patients with Obesity after CoVID‑19 Infection (Post CoVID Syndrome). Barrea L, Vetrani C, Caprio M, Cataldi  M, El Ghoch  M, Elce  A, Camajani  E, Verde  L , Savastano  S, Colao  A, Giovanna Muscogiuri  G. Curr Obes Rep. 2022. [Online ahead of print] doi.org/10.1007/s13679-022-00475-z. PMID: 35524067.
  6. Nutritional management of type 2 diabetes in subjects with obesity: an international guideline for clinical practice. Barrea L, Vetrani C, Caprio M, El Ghoch M, Frias-Toral E, Mehta RJ, Mendez V, Moriconi E, Paschou SA, Pazderska A, Savastano S, Colao A, Muscogiuri G. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2021:1-13. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2021.1980766. PMID: 34554038.
  7. Coffee consumption, health benefits and side effects: a narrative review and update for dietitians and nutritionists. Barrea L, Pugliese G, Frias-Toral E, El Ghoch M, Castellucci B, Chapela SP, Carignano MLA, Laudisio D, Savastano S, Colao A, Muscogiuri G. Food Sci Nutr. 2021:1-24. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2021.1963207. PMID: 34455881.
  8. Nutritional guidelines for the management of insulin resistance. Muscogiuri G, Barrea L, Caprio M, Ceriani F, Chavez AO, El Ghoch M, Frias-Toral E, Mehta RJ, Mendez V, Paschou SA, Pazderska A, Savastano S, Colao A. Muscogiuri G. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2021:1-14. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2021.1908223. PMID: 33797999.
  9. Understanding sarcopenic obesity in terms of definition and health consequences: a clinical review. Nezameddin R, Itani L, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, Tannir H, El Ghoch M*. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2020;16(9):957-961. doi: 10.2174/1573399816666200109091449. PMID: 31916519.
  10. Body composition in adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa: A clinical review.Tannir H, Itani L, Kreidieh D, El Masri D, Traboulsi S, El Ghoch M*. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2020;16(2):92-98. doi: 10.2174/1573397115666190222200704. PMID: 30806320.
  11. Lifestyle modification in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Dietary and physical activity recommendations based on evidence. Chehade L, Jaafar ZA, El Masri D, Zmerly H, Kreidieh D, Tannir H, Itani L, El Ghoch M*. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2019;15(3):209-214. doi: 10.2174/1573397115666190121135940. PMID: 30666911.
  12. Personalised multistep cognitive behavioural therapy for obesity. Dalle Grave, R, Sartirana, M, El Ghoch M, Calugi S. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2017;10:195-206. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S139496. PMID: 28615960.
  13. Long-term weight loss maintenance for obesity: a multidisciplinary approach. Montesi L, El Ghoch M,  Brodosi L, Calugi S, Marchesini G, Dalle Grave R. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2016;9:37-46. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S89836. PMID: 27013897.
  14. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: An Update. Dalle Grave R, El Ghoch M, Sartirana M, Calugi S. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2016;18(1):2. doi: 10.1007/s11920-015-0643-4. PMID: 26689208.
  15. Personality Traits in Obesity Associated with Binge Eating and/or Night Eating. Dalle Grave R, Calugi S, El Ghoch M, Marzocchi R, Marchesini G. Curr Obes Rep. 2014; 3:120–6. doi: 10.1007/s13679-013-0076-5. PMID: 26626474.
  16. Major factors for facilitating change in behavioral strategies to reduce obesity. Dalle Grave R, Centis E, Marzocchi R, El Ghoch M, Marchesini G. Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2013;6:101-10. doi: 10.2147/PRBM.S40460. PMID: 24124398.
  17.  Lifestyle modification in the management of obesity: achievements and challenges. Dalle Grave R, Calugi S, El Ghoch M. Eat Weight Disord. 2013;18(4):339-49. doi: 10.1007/s40519-013-0049-4. PMID: 23893662.
  18. Cognitive-behavioral strategies to increase the adherence to exercise in the management of obesity. Dalle Grave R, Calugi S, Centis E, El Ghoch M, Marchesini G. J Obes. 2011;2011:348293.  doi: 10.1155/2011/348293. PMID: 21052533.
  19. Lifestyle modification in the management of the metabolic syndrome: achievements and challenges. Dalle Grave R, Calugi S, Centis E, Marzocchi R, El Ghoch M, Marchesini G. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2010;3:373-85. doi: 10.2147/DMSOTT.S13860. PMID: 21437107. 

D. Case report, letters to editor, and editorials  

  1. Why should sarcopenic obesity be included in a routine assessment during weight-management programmes?. El Ghoch M*, Pellegrini M. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022;13:962895. doi:10.3389/fendo.2022.962895. PMID: 35937807.
  2. Editorial: Covid-19 and obesity. Guglielmi V, El Ghoch M, Bettini S, Holly JMP. Front. Endocrinol. 2022; 13:1122274. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.1122274. PMID: 36619552.
  3. Editorial: Nutrition and Health-Related Quality of Life: Is It an Ignored Outcome? Itani L, Sammarco R, El Ghoch M*. Front Nutr. 2021;8:778816. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.778816. PMID: 34692756.
  4. Is There a Link Between Nutrition, Genetics, and Cardiovascular Disease? El Ghoch M*, El Shamieh S. J Cardiovasc Dev Dis. 2020;7(3):33. doi: 10.3390/jcdd7030033. PMID: 32867398. 
  5. Obesity and higher risk for severe complications of COVID-19. Valerio A, Nisoli E, Rossi AP, Pellegrini M, Todesco T, El Ghoch M*. JPTCP. 2020; 27 (SP1): e31-e36. doi: 10.15586/jptcp.v27iSP1.708. PMID: 32650354.
  6. Let food be the medicine, but not for coronavirus: Nutrition and food science, telling myths from facts. Valerio A, and El Ghoch M*. JPTCP. 2020; 27 (SP1): e1-e4. doi: 10.15586/jptcp.v27iSP1.682. PMID: 32668134.
  7. How valuable is cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with severe obesity undergoing bariatric surgery? Itani L, El Masri D, Kreidieh D, Tannir H, El Ghoch M*. Intern Emerg Med. 2020;15(7):1157-1159. doi: 10.1007/s11739-020-02285-4. PMID: 32078139.
  8. Challenges and new directions in obesity management: Lifestyle modification programmes, pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery. El Ghoch M*, Fakhoury R. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2019;26(2):e1-e4. doi: 10.15586/jptcp.v26i2.599. PMID: 31577079.
  9. Weight-loss cognitive-behavioural treatment and essential amino acid supplementation in a patient with spinal muscular atrophy and obesity. El Ghoch M*, Bazzani P, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R. Case Rep Med. 2018;2018:4058429.doi: 10.1155/2018/4058429. PMID: 29887892.
  10. Management of severe rhabdomyolysis and exercise-associated hyponatremia in a female with anorexia nervosa and excessive compulsive exercising: a case report. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, and Dalle Grave R. Case Rep Med. 2016; 2016: 8194160. doi: 10.1155/2016/8194160. PMID: 27721832. 
  11. Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome in a patient with Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Report. El Ghoch M*, Benini L, Sgarbi D, Dalle Grave R. Int J Eat Disord. 2016;49(7):731-5. doi: 10.1002/eat.22548. PMID: 27200516.
  12. Management of Ischiopubic stress fracture in patients with Anorexia Nervosa and Excessive Compulsive Exercising. El Ghoch M*, Bazzani P, Dalle Grave R. BMJ Case Rep. 2014; 2014: bcr2014206393. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206393. PMID: 25301426.
  13. Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer After Obesity Surgery. El Ghoch M*, Calugi S, Dalle Grave R. Ann Surg. 2015;262(1):e15. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000465. PMID: 24374532.

E. Books

  1. Trattare l'obesità con la terapia cognitivo comportamentale personalizzata. Dalle Grave R, Sartirana M, El Ghoch M, Calugi S. Editore: Positive Press, 2019: p.290; ISBN: 8884290945, 9788884290946.
  2. Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dalle Grave R, Sartirana M, El Ghoch M, Calugi S. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018: p.244. dio: 10.1007/978-3-319-91497-8; ISBN: 9783319914961.

Activities

2022 - 2024 Member in Scientific Committee of Italian Association of Specialists in Science of Nutrition