Britt Wang Jensen

Britt Wang Jensen is post.doc. at the Center for Clinical Research and Prevention in the research group "Life Course Epidemiology of Growth and Health", which is lead by Jennifer L. Baker. She has a master's degree in human nutrition from University of Copenhagen and a PhD in nutritional epidemiology from University of Southern Denmark. Britt's research focusses on causes for and consequences of obesity in childhood. In her PhD project Britt studied the relationship between consumption of high sugar beverages and risk of obesity among Danish and Austrailian children, and if a school intervention can affect diet in children. Afterwards, Britt's research focused on if body size in childhood causes elevated risk of intestinal cancer and type 2 diabetes later in life. Likewise, she has investigated the possibility of reducing this risk by loosing weight before adulthood.


  • 2017 The European Association for the study of obesity (EASO) Travel Grant

Selected Publications:

  • Jensen BW, Nichols M, Allender S, de Silva-Sanigorski A, Millar L, Kremer P, Lacy K, Swinburn B. Inconsistent associations between sweet drink intake and 2-year change in BMI among Victorian children and adolescents. Pediatr Obes, 2013; 8:271-83.
  • Jensen BW, von Kappelgaard LM, Nielsen BM, Husby I, Bugge A, El-Naaman B, Andersen LB, Trolle E, Heitmann BL. Intervention effects on dietary intake among children by maternal education level: results of the Copenhagen School Child Intervention Study (CoSCIS). Br J Nutr, 2015; 113:963-74.
  • Childhood body mass index and height in relation to site-specific risks of colorectal cancers in adult life. Eur J Epidemiol 2017; 32(12):1097-1106.
  • Bjerregaard L, Jensen BW, ,Ängquist L, Osler M, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Change in overweight from childhood to early adulthood and type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:1302-12.
  • Jensen BW, Bjerregaard L, Ängquist L, Gogenur I, Renehan AG, Osler M, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Change in weight status from childhood to early adulthood and late adulthood risk of colon cancer in men. (In press Int J Obes)

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