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Jordi Salas Salvadó

ICREA Acadèmia 2019

Universitat Rovira i Virgili · Life & Medical Sciences

Jordi Salas Salvadó

Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Human Nutrition Unit of the Rovira i Virgili University (URV); Principal Investigator of Pere i Virgili Health Research Institute (IISPV) and principal Investigator of the CIBERobn and coordinator of its Nutrition Program. Director of the Centre Català de la Nutrició de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans (CCNIEC), Chairman of the World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination (INC); Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium (ICQ); Member of the Expert Panel of Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DSNG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Has been declared by Clarivate Analytics as "Highly Cited Researcher" as one of the most cited researchers in the world. He has published more than 800 scientific articles, adding more than 40,000 citations and has published 14 books.

Research interests

Dr. Salas' research has focused on clinical trials in humans to evaluate the effect of food, dietary compounds and dietary patterns on obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. Since 2005, he is one of the leaders of the PREDIMED Study (n=7447 participants), and is currently Coordinator and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the PREDIMED-Plus study (n=6874 participants), two large clinical trials for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and mortality. PREDIMED-Plus is a multi-collaborative project involving 30 research groups, and had received National, European, USA and Canadian grants. With all these projects and collaborations, he has also developed skills in precision medicine using different OMIC´s methodologies, especially metabolomics and metagenomics, which we are now implementing  in epidemiologic and clinical studies.


Nutrition, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Mediterranean diet, inflammation, cardiovascular disease

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