1986-1989: University of Bologna – Branched seat of Padova; Degree: Bachelor in Physical Education (B.Sc)

1992-2004: University of Padova; Degree: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

2004-2008: University of Pavia; Degree: Specialization in Sports Medicine


2004: College of Phsyicians of Padova


2007-2011: Adjunct professor of Human Physiology, Human Movement Sciences and Nursing Science Degree Programs, University of Padova

2001-2011: Adjunct Professor of Methodology of Fitness, Human Movement Sciences Degree Program, University of Padova

2011-2012: Assistant Professor Sport Sciences - University of Padova

2012: Associate Professor Human Movement Sciences - University of Padova

2013 - present: Deputy Dean of the Human Movement Sciences Degree Program

Antonio Paoli is currently Director of the Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Associate Professor of Fitness and Theory and Methodology of Training at the Human Movement Sciences Degree program - Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy. His laboratories research interests include the interaction of exercise and diet on skeletal muscle metabolism with special interest on ketogenic diet; the molecular bases of exercise training adaptation; and the sports biomechanics. He was a consultant for several professional sports athletes and team. He published several papers about the health effects of ketogenic diets (Paoli A. et al. Nutr J. 2011 Oct 12;10:112; Paoli A Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014, 11(2), 2092-2107; Paoli A. et al. Eur J Clin Nutr.2013 Aug;67(8):789-96). In 2011 he demonstrated that a short period of ketogenic diet does not affect strength performance in elite artistic gymnasts (Paoli A. et al. Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Jul 26;9(1):34). In 2012 Dr. Paoli demonstrated that a brief but intense bout of resistance training can influence basal metabolism up to 24 hours after the training session (Paoli A. et al. J Transl Med. 2012 Nov 24;10:237). This result suggests important health benefits in terms of weight control and metabolic improvement (Paoli A. et al. Lipids Health Dis. 2013 Sep 3;12:131). In recent years he investigate also skeletal muscle characteristics and its adaptation to training (Paoli A. et al. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:249398). Sports biomechanics is one of the Dr.Paoli's research lines: in 2009 he described the influence of stance width during squat, one of the most popular strength exercises (Paoli A. et al. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Jan;23(1):246-50).

Paoli A, Pacelli QF, Moro T, Marcolin G, Neri M, Battaglia G, Sergi G, Bolzetta F, Bianco A. Effects of high-intensity circuit training, low-intensity circuit training and endurance training on blood pressure and lipoproteins in middle-aged overweight men. Lipids Health Dis. 2013 Sep 3;12(1):131

Paoli A, Pacelli QF, Cancellara P, Toniolo L, Moro T, Canato M, Miotti D, Reggiani C. Myosin Isoforms and Contractile Properties of Single Fibers of Human Latissiumus Dorsi Muscle. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:249398. doi: 10.1155/2013/249398

Paoli A, Moro T, Marcolin G, Neri M, Bianco A, Palma A, Grimaldi K. High-Intensity Interval Resistance Training (HIRT) influences resting energy expenditure and respiratory ratio in non-dieting individuals. J Transl Med. 2012 Nov 24;10(1):237

Paoli A, Cenci L, Grimaldi K. Effect of Ketogenic Mediterranean diet with phytoextracts and low carbohydrates/high-protein meals on weight, cardiovascular risk factors, body composition and diet compliance in Italian council employees. Nutr J 2011, 10:112

Paoli A, Marcolin G and Petrone N. The Effect of the Stance Width on the Electromyographical Activity of 8 Superficial Thigh Muscles During Back Squat with Different Bar Loads J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Jan;23(1):246-50

MIUR Italy PRIN (Programs of relevant national interest ) 2010-2011 Impact of Physical Activity on healthy aging: multidisciplinary analysis of mechanisms and outcomes
EU via interregio project: PANGEA - Physical Activity and Nutrition for a Good Healthy Ageing 2011-2014
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