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Professor Mingrone’s research mainly focus on the role of the small intestine in insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. She is expert in energy expenditure and metabolism regulation using indirect calorimetry and, in particular, the calorimetric chamber where a subject stays 24 hours in near free-living conditions. She studies body composition with MRI and DEXA. She investigates insulin sensitivity and fat metabolism with stable isotope infusion and euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic clamp.

She received her MD and completed her residency in endocrinology and in gastroenterology at the Catholic University / Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, Italy. She obtained a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Ghent in Belgium. Professor Mingrone received numerous awards, has given hundreds of presentations throughout the world, and is the author of over 350 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

She contributed and is still contributing to the ADA/EASD guidelines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.