Research interactions between academia and food companies: how to improve transparency and credibility of an inevitable liaison

  • Andrea Poli
  • Franca Marangoni
  • Carlo V. Agostoni
  • Francesco Brancati
  • Lucio Capurso
  • Maria Laura Colombo
  • Andrea Ghiselli
  • Carlo La Vecchia
  • Enrico Molinari
  • Lorenzo Morelli
  • Marisa Porrini
  • Francesco Visioli
  • Gabriele Riccardi
Letter to the Editor
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Author contributions

All authors contributed to the manuscript and revised and approved the final version.

Compliance with ethical standards

Ethical standards

The manuscript does not contain clinical studies or patient data, and therefore, ethical approval was not necessary.

Conflict of interest

The preparation of this manuscript did not receive any specific Grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. AP is the President, and FM the Research Director of NFI, a non-profit association partly supported by 18 national and international food companies. CLV has a Grant support from Assocarne and a consultancy/teaching agreement with Soremartec. GR is member of the Nutritional Advisory Board of Barilla and is involved in research projects funded by both public and private sponsors. Other authors declare they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Poli
    • 1
  • Franca Marangoni
    • 1
  • Carlo V. Agostoni
    • 2
  • Francesco Brancati
    • 3
  • Lucio Capurso
    • 4
  • Maria Laura Colombo
    • 5
  • Andrea Ghiselli
    • 6
  • Carlo La Vecchia
    • 7
  • Enrico Molinari
    • 8
  • Lorenzo Morelli
    • 9
  • Marisa Porrini
    • 10
  • Francesco Visioli
    • 11
  • Gabriele Riccardi
    • 12
  1. 1.Nutrition Foundation of ItalyMilanItaly
  2. 2.Pediatric intermediate care unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, DISCCOUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Italian National Medical and Scientific Information Union (UNAMSI)MilanItaly
  4. 4.Department of GastroenterologyOspedale San Filippo NeriRomeItaly
  5. 5.Department of Drug and Science TechnologyUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly
  6. 6.CREA - Alimenti e Nutrizione, Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia AgrariaRomeItaly
  7. 7.Department of Clinical Sciences and Community HealthUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  8. 8.Department of PsychologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanItaly
  9. 9.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuorePiacenzaItaly
  10. 10.Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional SciencesUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  11. 11.Department of Molecular MedicineUniversità di PadovaPaduaItaly
  12. 12.Department of Clinical Medicine and SurgeryUniversità Federico IINaplesItaly

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