Miguel Ángel Martínez-González

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Miguel Ángel Martínez-González
Miguel Ángel Martínez-González

(1957-09-11)11 September 1957
Alma materUniversity of Granada
Known forMediterranean diet
AwardsGrace Goldsmith Award
Best investigator in Nutrition in Spain
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorMiguel Delgado-Rodríguez
Aurora Bueno

Miguel Ángel Martínez-González (born in 1957 in Málaga, Spain) is a Spanish medical doctor, epidemiologist, professor, and nutrition researcher[1][2] He has been often a visiting scholar at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Dept. Nutrition).

Currently, Martínez-González is the Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at University of Navarra at the Medical School and Principal Investigator of an Advanced Research Grant of the European Research Council for funding the predimedplus trial.[3]

Martínez-González is also the 'Principal Investigator' of the SUN cohort study,[4][5] and he was (2006-2013) the Coordinator of the several centers included in the PREDIMED Network[6] (a large clinical trial assessing the effects of a Mediterranean diet on the primary prevention of Cardiovascular disease.[7][8] He is one of the best known worldwide experts in the Mediterranean diet and has comprehensively studied the nutritional determinants of obesity[9] in the Spanish population. His self-help book in Spanish “Salud a ciencia cierta” (Planeta, 2018) provides useful tools to improve healthy habits and food choices.

He was awarded with the Grace Goldsmith Award (American College of Nutrition, 2013[10] and the Rankin-Skatrud lecture (Univ. of Wisconsin, 2016).[11]

In September 2016 he was appointed Adjunct Professor[12] at the Department of Nutrition of Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He is the co-PI together with Frank B. Hu of two on-going grants[13] funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).[14]


  1. ^ Lucio, Cristina G. (May 30, 2008). "La dieta mediterránea también protege contra la diabetes" (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Internet.
  2. ^ "Las grasas me deprimen".
  3. ^ "Erc Funded Projects".
  4. ^ Martínez-González, MA (2006). "The SUN cohort study (Seguimiento University of Navarra)". Public Health Nutrition. 9 (1A): 127–31. doi:10.1079/phn2005935. PMID 16512960.
  5. ^ Martínez-González, M Á; de la Fuente-Arrillaga, C; Nunez-Cordoba, J M; Basterra-Gortari, F J; Beunza, J J; Vazquez, Z; Benito, S; Tortosa, A; Bes-Rastrollo, M (2008). "Adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of developing diabetes: prospective cohort study". BMJ. 336 (7657): 1348–51. doi:10.1136/bmj.39561.501007.BE. PMC 2427084. PMID 18511765.
  6. ^ "Predimed.es".
  7. ^ "Tras ganar la guerra al tabaco ahora hay que erradicar los malos hábitos en la alimentación". Eroski Consumer (in Spanish). Eroski. 2008-12-08.
  8. ^ Martínez-González, Miguel Ángel; Corella, Dolores; Salas-Salvadó, Jordi; Ros, Emilio; Covas, María Isabel; Fiol, Miquel; Wärnberg, Julia; Aros, Fernando; Ruíz-Gutiérrez, Valentina; Lamuela-Raventos, R. M.; Lapetra, J.; Munoz, M. A.; Martinez, J. A.; Saez, G.; Serra-Majem, L.; Pinto, X.; Mitjavila, M. T.; Tur, J. A.; Portillo, M. d. P.; Estruch, R. (2010). "Cohort Profile: design and methods of the PREDIMED study". International Journal of Epidemiology. 41 (2): 377–85. doi:10.1093/ije/dyq250. PMID 21172932.
  9. ^ Galindo, Cristina (March 3, 2017). ""White bread is one of the main problems in the Spanish diet", Interview with Miguel Ángel Martínez González". El País. El País Semanal in English.
  10. ^ "Grace Goldsmith Award". 2014-08-08.
  11. ^ "Videos".
  12. ^ Europa Press (31 August 2016). "Miguel Ángel Martínez-González toma posesión de su cargo como catedrático de Harvard University" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  13. ^ Martínez-González, MÁ; Ruiz-Canela, M; Hruby, A; Liang, L; Trichopoulou, A; Hu, FB (9 March 2016). "Intervention Trials with the Mediterranean Diet in Cardiovascular Prevention: Understanding Potential Mechanisms through Metabolomic Profiling". J Nutr. 146 (4): 913S–919S. doi:10.3945/jn.115.219147. PMC 4807639. PMID 26962184.
  14. ^ U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (9 August 2016). "The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Workshop: "Toward testing the effects of a Mediterranean dietary pattern on cardiovascular and other diseases in the United States"". Retrieved 10 September 2016.

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