Julie Aarestrup


Responsibilities-/Field of Study:

Julie Aarestrup is postdoc in the research group "Life Course Epidemiology of Growth and Health", which is lead by Jennifer L. Baker. Julie has a background in human nutrition, but her academic career has focused on investigating the connection between body size in early childhood affects the development of cancer and especially hormone dependent forms of cancer. In her PhD and post.doc. study she has investigated if body size early in life has an impact on the risk of developing prostate cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer. Her research has contributed with important insight in how body weight  early in early childhood affects later cancer risk. Julie's most recent research investigates how development in bodyweight status from childhood to adulthood affects the risk for multiple forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes and multi-morbidity.

Awards and Recognition:

  • 2018. New Investigator Childhood Obesity Research Award. European Association for the Study of Obesity.
  • 2017. Best abstract presentation at the annual meeting in The Danish Association for the Study on Obesity.
  • 2014. The Obesity Society's Pat Simons young investigator Travel Grant.

Selected publications:

  • Aarestrup J, Gamborg M, Cook MB, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood body mass index and the risk of prostate cancer in adult men. Br J Cancer, 2014 Jul;111(1):207-212.

  • Aarestrup J, Gamborg M, Cook MB, Baker JL. Childhood height increases the risk of prostate cancer mortality. European Journal of Cancer 2015, 51(10), 1340-1345.

  • Aarestrup J, Gamborg M, Ulrich L, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood body mass index and height and risk of histologic subtypes of endometrial cancer. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Jul;40(7):1096-102.

  • Aarestrup J, Bjerregaard LG, Gamborg M, Ängquist L, Tjønneland A, Overvad K, Linneberg A, Osler M, Mortensen EL, Gyntelberg F, Lund R, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Tracking of body mass index from 7 to 69 years of age. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Sep;40(9):1376-83.

  • Aarestrup J, Gamborg M, Tilling K, Ulrich LG, Sørensen TI, Baker JL. Childhood body mass index growth trajectories and endometrial cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2017 Jan 15;140(2):310-315. 

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2258-2120

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