Elisabete Pinto

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Elisabete Pinto


Elisabete Pinto got her B.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences from the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto, in 2003, and her Ph.D. in Public Health from Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, in 2010. She is Invited Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Portugal since 2008, where she coordinates B.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences and participates in the coordination of Post-graduations in Pediatric Nutrition and Nutrition and Ageing. She lectures Public Health, Epidemiology and Community Nutrition. Her research interests are focused in Nutrition and Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology and Nutrition in Life Cycle.




Silva C, Keating E, Pinto E. The impact of folic acid supplementation on gestational and long term health: critical temporal windows, benefits and risks. Porto Biomedical Journal 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbj.2017.05.006

Pereira-da-Silva L, Pinto E. Low Adherence to Mediterranean Diet in Portugal: Pregnant Women Nutrition in Portugal and its Repercussions. Acta Médica Portuguesa 2016; 29(10):658-66.

Vila-Real C, Pimenta A, Gomes A, Pinto E, Maina N. How dietary intake has been assessed in African countries? A systematic review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2016; 20: 1-21. http://dx.doi: 10.1080/10408398.2016.1236778

Gomes S, Lopes C, Pinto E. Folate and folic acid in the periconceptional period: recommendations from official health organizations in 36 countries worldwide and WHO. Public Health Nutrition 2016 Jan;19(1):176-89. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015000555. Epub 2015 Apr 16.

Vilela S, Oliveira A, Pinto E, Moreira P, Barros H, Lopes C. The influence of socioeconomic factors and family context on energy-dense food consumption among two-year-old children. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015 Jan;69(1):47-54. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2014.140.


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