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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0723-876X
Research Unit: Loyola Health
Departamento de Salud


In 2016, I got an Assistantship Grant funded by Banco Santander linked to the Biomechanics and Ergonomics for Health and Sports Research group, under the supervisión of Prof. José M. Heredia . In 2017, I got a contract as Research Technical Staff funded by the European Social Fund in the ActiveBrains Project at the PROFITH Research Group. Interested in the effects of exercise on bone health in children with obesity, I started the PhD studies in Biomedicine under the supervision of Profs. Francisco B. Ortega and Luis Gracia Marco. My Doctoral Thesis examined the bone-adiposity crosstalk in children with obesity. Moreover, I did a research stay in the University of Clermont Auvergne where I had the opportunity to investigate the bone-adiposity crosstalk in adults with obesity and learn cutting-edge technologies in 3-dimensional bone assessment, under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Courteix . My Thesis obtained the maximum qualification, Excellent Cum Laude, and the International Mention. During the predoctoral and postdoctoral periods, I worked for the iBoneFIT project (reg: ISRCTN61195625) led by Prof. Luis Gracia Marco and funded by La Caixa Foundation. This project contains two studies that aim at improving bone health in survivors of childhood cancer. My role with the study 1 consisted in drafting the study protocol, performing the participants’ assessments, developing an online exercise program and providing adherence strategies to prevent participants’ withdrawal. In 2021, the study 1 was funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation to investigate some key and novel bone metabolism markers, and I am responsible of managing, preparing and storaging the participants’ blood samples. I have published 18 JCR articles (7 as first author, >70% in first quartile) and 2 book chapters  since 2016. According to Web of Science, these publications were cited 101 times (h-index=7). It is worth highlighting my participation in scientific conferences and informative talks about exercise, bone and cancer such as the European Congress of Sport Science, the Congress of the Spanish Society of Bone Research and Mineral Metabolism and the European Researchers Night. Currently, I work as Lecturer in the Universidad Loyola Andalucía. Moreover, I am developing the physical activity module inside of an mHealth intervention led by Prof. Emma Motrico and funded by the European Research Council.

Publicaciones con Alcance: Article o Review

Comparative effects of different types of exercise on health-related quality of life during and after active cancer treatment: A systematic review and network meta-analysis
Martínez-Vizcaíno V. , Cavero-Redondo I. , Reina-Gutiérrez S. , Gracia-Marco L. , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Bizzozero-Peroni B. , Rodriguez-Artalejo F. , Ubago-Guisado E.
Alcance Review
A 20-week exercise program improved total body and legs bone mineral density in children with overweight or obesity: The ActiveBrains randomized controlled trial
GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Ubago-Guisado E. , Migueles J.H. , Cadenas-Sanchez C. , Torres-Lopez L.V. , Martin-Matillas M. , Labayen I. , Ortega F.B. , Gracia-Marco L.
Alcance Article
Gene-exercise interaction on brain health in children with overweight/obesity: the ActiveBrains randomized controlled trial
Plaza-Florido A. , Esteban-Cornejo I. , Mora-Gonzalez J. , Torres-Lopez L.V. , Osuna-Prieto F.J. , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Radom-Aizik S. , Labayen I. , Ruiz J.R. , Altmäe S. , Ortega F.B.
Alcance Article
Effects of an Exercise Program on Cardiometabolic and Mental Health in Children with Overweight or Obesity: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial
Migueles J.H. , Cadenas-Sanchez C. , Lubans D.R. , Henriksson P. , Torres-Lopez L.V. , Rodriguez-Ayllon M. , Plaza-Florido A. , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Henriksson H. , Escolano-Margarit M.V. , Gómez-Vida J. , Maldonado J. , Löf M. , Ruiz J.R. , Labayen I. , Ortega F.B.
Alcance Article
Is higher physical fitness associated with better psychological health in young pediatric cancer survivors? A cross-sectional study from the iBoneFIT project
Rodriguez-Solana, Andrea , Gracia-Marco, Luis , Llorente-Cantarero, Francisco J. , Cadenas-Sanchez, Cristina , Marmol-Perez, Andres , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Moliner-Urdiales, Diego , Ubago-Guisado, Esther
Alcance Article
Determinants of bone parameters in young paediatric cancer survivors: the iBoneFIT project
Marmol-Perez A. , Ubago-Guisado E. , Llorente-Cantarero F.J. , Vlachopoulos D. , Rodriguez-Solana A. , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Ruiz J.R. , Gracia-Marco L.
Alcance Article
Does fatigue affect the kinematics of endurance running?
Latorre Román, Pedro A. , Soto Hermoso, Víctor M. , García Pinillos, Felipe , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Robles Fuentes, Antonio , Muñoz Jiménez, Manuel , Molina Molina, Alejandro
Alcance Article
Effect of exercise on bone health in children and adolescents with cancer during and after oncological treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Marmol-Perez, Andres , Ubago-Guisado, Esther , Rodriguez-Solana, Andrea , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Martinez-Vizcaino, Vicente , Cavero-Redondo, Ivan , Ruiz, Jonatan R. , Gracia-Marco, Luis
Alcance Review
European fitness landscape for children and adolescents: updated reference values, fitness maps and country rankings based on nearly 8 million test results from 34 countries gathered by the FitBack network
Ortega F.B. , Leskošek B. , Blagus R. , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Mäestu J. , Tomkinson G.R. , Ruiz J.R. , Mäestu E. , Starc G. , Milanovic I. , Tammelin T.H. , Soric M. , Scheuer C. , Carraro A. , Kaj M. , Csányi T. , Sardinha L.B. , Lenoir M. , Emeljanovas A. , Mieziene B. , Sidossis L.S. , Pihu M. , Lovecchio N. , Konstabel K. , Tambalis K.D. , Štefan L. , Drenowatz C. , Rubín L. , Gontarev S. , Castro-Piñero J. , Vanhelst J. , O'Keeffe B. , Veiga O.L. , Gisladottir T. , Sandercock G. , Misigoj-Durakovic M. , Niessner C. , Riso E.-M. , Popovic S. , Kuu S. , Chinapaw M. , Clavel I. , Labayen I. , Dobosz J. , Colella D. , Kriemler S. , Salaj S. , Noriega M.J. , Bös K. , Sánchez-López M. , Lakka T.A. , Tabacchi G. , Novak D. , Ahrens W. , Wedderkopp N. , Jurak G. , FitBack , HELENA and IDEFICS consortia
Alcance Article
Do patients with type 2 diabetes have impaired hip bone microstructure? A study using 3D modeling of hip dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
Ubago-Guisado, Esther , Moratalla-Aranda, Enrique , Gonzalez-Salvatierra, Sheila , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Garcia-Fontana, Beatriz , Garcia-Fontana, Cristina , Gracia-Marco, Luis , Munoz-Torres, Manuel
Alcance Article
Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Bone Turnover Markers in Adults With Metabolic Syndrome: The Mediator Role of Inflammation
GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Gracia-Marco L. , Courteix D. , Lesourd B. , Chapier R. , Obert P. , Walther G. , Vinet A. , Thivel D. , Muñoz-Torres M. , Ugbolue U.C. , Bagheri R. , Zak M. , Dutheil F. , Ubago-Guisado E.
Alcance Article
Valor científico y práctico de la plataforma Europea FitBack para las y los educadores físico deportivos
Olvera Rojas, Marcos , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Ruiz, Jonatan R. , Morrison, Shawnda A , Kovac, Marjeta , Leskošek, Bojan , Jurak, Gregor , Ortega, Francisco B
Alcance Article
Leptin levels were negatively associated with lumbar spine bone mineral content in children with overweight or obesity
GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Gracia-Marco, Luis , Ubago-Guisado, Esther , Migueles, Jairo H. , Courteix, Daniel , Labayen, Idoia , Plaza-Florido, Abel , Molina-Garcia, Pablo , Dutheil, Frederic , Ortega, Francisco B.
Alcance Article
3D DXA Hip Differences in Patients with Acromegaly or Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
Gracia-Marco, Luis , Gonzalez-Salvatierra, Sheila , Garcia-Martin, Antonia , Ubago-Guisado, Esther , Garcia-Fontana, Beatriz , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Munoz-Torres, Manuel
Alcance Article
The effect of an online exercise programme on bone health in paediatric cancer survivors (iBoneFIT): study protocol of a multi-centre randomized controlled trial
GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Ubago-Guisado, Esther , Sanchez, Maria J. , Ortega-Acosta, Maria J. , Mateos, Maria E. , Benito-Bernal, Ana , Llorente-Cantarero, Francisco J. , Ortega, Francisco B. , Ruiz, Jonatan R. , Labayen, Idoia , Martinez-Vizcaino, Vicente , Vlachopoulos, Dimitris , Arroyo-Morales, Manuel , Munoz-Torres, Manuel , Pascual-Gazquez, Juan F. , Vicho-Gonzalez, Maria C. , Gracia-Marco, Luis
Alcance Article
Effects of Exercise on Body Posture, Functional Movement, and Physical Fitness in Children With Overweight/Obesity
Molina-Garcia, Pablo , Mora-Gonzalez, Jose , Migueles, Jairo H. , Rodriguez-Ayllon, Maria , Esteban-Cornejo, Irene , Cadenas-Sanchez, Cristina , Plaza-Florido, Abel , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Pelaez-Perez, Manuel A. , Garcia-Delgado, Gabriel , Vanrenterghem, Jos , Ortega, Francisco B.
Alcance Article
Inflammatory markers and bone mass in children with overweight/obesity: the role of muscular fitness
GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Gracia-Marco, Luis , Ubago-Guisado, Esther , Labayen, Idoia , Adelantado-Renau, Mireia , Cadenas-Sanchez, Cristina , Mora-Gonzalez, Jose , Plaza-Florido, Abel , Aguilera, Concepcion M. , Gomez-Vida, Jose , Maldonado, Jose , Jurimae, Jaak , Ortega, Francisco B.
Alcance Article
Comparability of accelerometer signal aggregation metrics across placements and dominant wrist cut points for the assessment of physical activity in adults
Migueles, Jairo H. , Cadenas-Sanchez, Cristina , Rowlands, Alex V. , Henriksson, Pontus , Shiroma, Eric J. , Acosta, Francisco M. , Rodriguez-Ayllon, Maria , Esteban-Cornejo, Irene , Plaza-Florido, Abel , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Ekelund, Ulf , van Hees, Vincent T. , Ortega, Francisco B.
Alcance Article
Muscular Fitness Mediates the Association between 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Areal Bone Mineral Density in Children with Overweight/Obesity
GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Gracia-Marco, Luis , Ubago-Guisado, Esther , Migueles, Jairo H. , Mora-Gonzalez, Jose , Escolano-Margarit, Maria , Gomez-Vida, Jose , Maldonado, Jose , Ortega, Francisco B.
Alcance Article
Inflammatory biomarkers and brain health indicators in children with overweight and obesity: The ActiveBrains project
Adelantado-Renau, Mireia , Esteban-Cornejo, Irene , Rodriguez-Ayllon, Maria , Cadenas-Sanchez, Cristina , GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Mora-Gonzalez, Jose , Solis-Urra, Patricio , Verdejo-Roman, Juan , Aguilera, Concepcion M. , Victoria Escolano-Margarit, Maria , Verdejo-Garcia, Antonio , Catena, Andres , Moliner-Urdiales, Diego , Ortega, Francisco B.
Alcance Article
Effect of carrying different military equipment during a fatigue test on shooting performance
GIL COSANO, JOSÉ JUAN, Orantes-Gonzalez, E. , Heredia-Jimenez, J.
Alcance Article

Publicación con Alcance: Conference Paper o Proceedings Paper o Ponencia del congreso o Abstract de un congreso

Marmol Perez, Andres , GIL COSANO, JOSE JUAN, Ubago Guisado, Esther , Molina Hurtado, Jose Ramon , Ruiz, Jonatan R. , Gracia Marco, Luis
21/06/2023 - 23/06/2023
Alcance Ponencia del Congreso
Evaluacion de la salud osea en supervivientes de cancer infantil
Pascual Gazquez, Juan F. , Marmol Perez, Andres , Rodriguez Solana, Andrea , GIL COSANO, JOSE JUAN, Ortega Acosta, Maria J. , Gracia Marco, Luis
01/06/2023 - 03/06/2023
Alcance Ponencia del Congreso
Determinantes de la salud osea en supervivientes de cancer infantil: El proyecto iBoneFIT
Marmol Perez, Andres , Ubago Guisado, Esther , Llorente Cantarero, Francisco J. , Vlachopoulos, Dimitris , Rodriguez Solana, Andrea , GIL COSANO, JOSE JUAN, Ruiz, Jonatan R. , Gracia Marco, Luis
02/02/2023 - 03/02/2023
Alcance Ponencia del Congreso
Asociacion entre la condicion fisica, la autoestima y la ansiedad en niños/as y adolescentes supervivientes de cancer
Rodriguez Solana, Andrea , Ubago Guisado, Esther , GIL COSANO, JOSE JUAN, Gracia Marco, Luis
19/05/2022 - 21/05/2022
Alcance Ponencia del Congreso
Asociacion entre la maduracion somatica y la salud osea en niños y adolescentes supervivientes de cancer: el papel mediador de la masa magra. Resultados preliminares del estudio iBoneFIT
Marmol Perez, Andres , GIL COSANO, JOSE JUAN, Ubago Guisado, Esther , Rodriguez Solana, Andrea , Llorente Cantarero, Francisco JesusJ , Pascual Gazquez, Juan Francisco , Ortega Acosta, Maria J. , Gracia Marco, Luis
22/10/2021 - 23/10/2021
Alcance Ponencia del Congreso
The association between adipokines and bone mass in children with overweight/obesity: the role of muscular fitness
GIL COSANO, JOSE JUAN, Gracia-Marco, Luis , Ubago-Guisado, Esther , Migueles, Jairo H. , Plaza-Florido, Abel , Maldonado, Jose , Escolano-Margarit, Maria V. , Gomez-Vida, Jose , Ortega, Francisco B.
28/10/2020 - 30/10/2020
Alcance Ponencia del Congreso
Marcadores de inflamacion y masa osea en niños con sobrepeso y obesidad: el rol del fitness muscular
GIL COSANO, JOSE JUAN, Gracia Marco, Luis Andres , Ubago Guisado, Esther , Cadenas Sanchez, Cristina , Mora Gonzalez, Jose , Ortega Porcel, Francisco Bartolome
26/06/2019 - 28/06/2019
Alcance Ponencia del Congreso
Ejercicio fisico y salud osea
28/09/2018 - 28/09/2018
Alcance Ponencia del Congreso

Proyectos de investigación

Amount: 17455.00 €
Principal Investigator: JOSÉ JUAN GIL COSANO
Amount: 275000.00 €
Principal Investigator: EMMA MOTRICO MARTINEZ

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