Marta Pinto da Costa

Marta Pinto da Costa

Marta Pinto da Costa was born in 1994. She graduated in Nutrition Sciences from the Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde (2016) and obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), in 2019, with the thesis “Healthy Eating Pattern in Childhood: Tracking and its Related Factors”. Marta was a research fellow in the project “HEALS – Health and Environment-wide Associations based on Large Population Surveys” (HEALTH-F3-2010-265448) and in the “FOCAcCIa – FOod Contaminants Adiposity CognItive – Exposure to food additives and contaminants from food processing and packaging: Defining patterns and their effects on adiposity and cognitive function from childhood to adolescence” project. She is currently a student in the Doctoral Program in Public Health at FMUP, with a research project funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (2020.08314.BD) entitled “Acquisition of eating habits from childhood to adolescence and influence on puberty onset and development”. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts in conference proceedings and presented oral communications and posters. She is a member of the Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health, through the Laboratory for Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health.


Costa M , Severo M , Oliveira A , Lopes C , Hetherington M , Vilela S

Appetite, 2022 Feb 1;169:105801. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105801. Epub 2021 Nov 11.


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