Doctoral dissertations & PhD-theses:

Aksglæde L. PhD Thesis: Secular changes in pubertal development - the Copenhagen Puberty Study. University Deptment of Growth & Reproduction, University of Copenhagen. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospitals. pp1-62 + papers. Public defence June 11th, 2010.

Hasselbalch AL. PhD Thesis: Genetics of dietary habits and obesity - a twin study. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen Capital Region. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. pp 1-52 + papers. Public defence January 11th, 2010.

Kynde I. PhD Thesis: Associations between dietary carbohydrates and metabolic risk factors in Danish children and adolescents. Centre for Healthy Ageing & Institute of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. pp 1-65 + papers. Public defence February 11th, 2010.

Nielsen BM. PhD Thesis: Dairy products and metabolic risk factors among children and adolescents. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen & Research Unit for Dietary Studies, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospitals. pp 1-138 + paper. Public defence June 17th 2010.

Østergaard JN. PhD Thesis: Effects of weight loss, waist and hip circumference, alcohol intake, and smoking habits on all-cause mortalty - modification by physical activity? Lifestyle and Health, National Institute pf Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen & Research Unit for Dietary Studies, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospitals. pp 1-57 + papers. Public defence June 14th 2010.

Scientific papers:

Adegboye AR, Andersen LB, Froberg K, Sardinha LB, Heitmann BL. Linking definition of childhood and adolescent obesity to current health outcomes. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2010;5:130-142.

Adegboye AR, Fiehn NE, Twetman S, Christensen LB, Heitmann BL. Low calcium intake is related to increased risk of tooth loss in men. 
J Nutr. 2010;140:1864-1868.

Ajslev TA, Andersen CS, Ingstrup KG, Nohr EA, Sørensen TIA. Maternal postpartum distress and childhood overweight. PLoS One. 2010;5:e11136.

Andersen CS, Fei C, Gamborg M, Nøhr EÅ, Sørensen TIA, Olsen J. Prenatal exposures to perfluorinated chemicals and anthropometric measures in infancy. Am J Epid. 2010;172:1230-1237.

Andersen LG, Ängquist L, Eriksson JG, Forsen T, Gamborg M, Osmond C, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Birth weight, childhood body mass index and risk of coronary heart disease in adults: Combined historical cohort studies. PLoS One. 2010;5:e14126.

Andersson EA, Holst B, Sparsø T, Grarup N, Banasik K, Holmkvist J, Jørgensen T, Borch-Johnsen K, Egerod KL, Lauritzen T, Sørensen TIA, Bonnefond A, Meyre D, Froguel P, Schwartz TW, Pedersen O, Hansen T. MTNR1B G24E variant associates with BMI and fasting plasma glucose in the general population in studies of 22,142 Europeans. Diabetes. 2010:59:1539-1548.

Baker JL, Farpour-Lambert NJ, Nowicka P, Pietrobelli A, Weiss R.Evaluation of the Overweight/Obese Child – Practical Tips for the Primary Health Care Provider: Recommendations from the Childhood Obesity Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity. Obes Facts. 2010;3:131-137.

Bamia C, Halkjær J, Lagiou P, Trichopoulos D, Tjønneland A, Berentzen TL, Overvad K, Clavel-Chapelon F, Boutron-Ruault MC, Rohrmann S, Linseisen J, Steffen A, Boeing H, May AM, Peeters PH, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita H, van den Berg SW, Dorronsoro M, Barricarte A, Rodriguez Suarez L, Navarro C, González CA, Boffetta P, Pala V, Hallmans G, Trichopoulou A. Weight change in later life and risk of death amongst the elderly: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Elderly Network on Ageing and Health study. J Intern Med. 2010;268:133-144.

Berentzen TL, Jakobsen MU, Halkjaer J, Tjønneland A, Overvad K, Sørensen TIA. Changes in waist circumference and mortality in middle-aged men and women. PLoS One. 2010;5:e13097.

Bigaard J, Christensen J, Tjønneland A, Thomsen BL, Overvad K, Sørensen TIA. Influence of lifestyle aspects on the association of body size and shape with all-cause mortality in middle-aged men and women. Obes Facts. 2010;3:252-260.

Borg S,  Persson U, Jess T, Thomsen OO, Ljung T,  Riis L, Munkholm P
A Maximum Likelihood estimator of a Markov model for disease activity in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis for annually aggregated partial observations. Med Decis Making. 2010;30:132-142.

Bryld LE, Sørensen TIA, Andersen KK, Jemec GBE, Baker JL. High body-mass index in adolescent girls predicts psoriasis hospitalisation. Acta Derm Venereol. 2010;90:488-493.

Burgdorf KS, Sandholt CH, Sparsø T, Andersen G, Witte DR, Jørgensen T, Sandbæk A, Lauritzen T, Sørensen TIA, Madsbad S, Hansen T, Pedersen O.Studies of association between LPIN1 variants and common metabolic phenotypes among 17,538 Danes. Eur J Endocrinol. 2010;163:81-87.

Børch K, Lou HC, Greisen G. Cerebral white matter blood flow and arterial blood pressure in preterm infants. Acta Paediatr. 2010;99:1489-1492.

Corpeleijn E, Petersen L, Holst C, Saris WH, Astrup A, Langin D, Macdonald I, Martinez JA, Oppert JM, Polak J, Pedersen O, Froguel P, Arner P, Sørensen TI, Blaak EE. Obesity-related Polymorphisms and Their Associations With the Ability to Regulate Fat Oxidation in Obese Europeans: The NUGENOB StudyObesity. 2010;18:1369-1377.

de Franchis R, on behalf of the Baveno V Faculty. Revising consensus in portal hypertension: Report of the baveno V consensus workshop on methodology of diagnosis and therapy in portal hypertension. J Hepatol. 2010;53:762-768. [Review: Sørensen TIA member of Faculty] .

Du H, van der A DL, Boshuizen HC, Forouhi NG, Wareham NJ, Halkjær J, Tjønneland A, Overvad K, Jakobsen MU, Boeing H, Buijsse B, Masala G, Palli D, Sørensen TIA, Saris WHM, Feskens EJM. Dietary fiber and subsequent changes in body weight and waist circumference in European men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91:329-336.

Duricova D, Pedersen N, Elkjaer M, Gamborg M, Munkholm P, Jess T. Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality in Crohn´s Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Population-Based Studies. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) 2010;16:347-353.

Grau K, Cauchi S, Holst C, Astrup A, Martinez J-A, Saris WHM, Blaak EE, Oppert J-M, Arner P, Rössner S, Macdonald I, Klimcakova E, Langin D, Pedersen O, Froguel P, Sørensen TIA.  TCF7L2 rs7903146 - macronutrient interaction in obese individuals’ responses to a 10-wk randomized hypo-energetic diet. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91:472-479.

Gunnarsdottir I, Schack-Nielsen L, Michaelsen KF, Sørensen TIA, Thorsdottir T, on behalf of the NordNet Study Group. Infant weight gain, duration of exclusive breastfeeding and childhood BMI - two similar follow-up cohorts. Pub Health Nutr. 2010;13:201-207.

Handjieva-Darlenska T, Handjiev S, Larsen TM, van Baak MA, Jebb S, Papadaki A, Pfeiffer AFH, Martinez JA, Kunesova M, Holst C, Saris WHM, Astrup A. Initial weight loss on an 800-kcal diet as a predictor of weight loss success after 8 weeks: the Diogenes study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2010; 64:994-999.

Hasselbalch AL, Heitmann BL, Kyvik KO, Sørensen TIA. Associations between dietary intake and body fat independent of genetic and familial environmental background. Int J Obes. 2010;34:892-898.

Hasselbalch AL, Ängquist L, Christiansen L, Heitmann BL, Kyvik KO, Sørensen TIA. A variant in the fat mass and obesity-associated gene and variants near the melanocortin-4 receptor gene (MC4R) do not influence dietary intake. J Nutr. 2010;140:831-834.

Hasselbalch AL, Silventoinen K, Keskitalo K, Pietiläinen K, Rissanen A, Heitmann BL, Kyvik KO, Sørensen TIA, Kaprio J. Twin study of heritability of eating bread in Danish and Finnish men and women. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2010;13:163-167.

Hvidtfeldt UA, Tolstrup JS, Jakobsen MU, Heitmann BL, Grønbaek M, O'Reilly E, Bälter K, Goldbourt U, Hallmans G, Knekt P, Liu S, Pereira M, Pietinen P, Spiegelman D, Stevens J, Virtamo J, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Ascherio A. Alcohol intake and risk of coronary heart disease in younger, middle-aged, and older adults. Circulation. 2010;121:1589-1597.

Iqbal Kring SI, Brummett BH, Barefoot J, Garrett ME, Ashley-Koch AE, Boyle SH, Siegler IC, Sørensen TI, Williams RB. Impact of psychological stress on the associations between apolipoprotein E variants and metabolic traits: Findings in an American sample of caregivers and controls. Psychosom Med. 2010:72:427-433.

Kesaniemi A, Riddoch CJ, Reeder B, Blair SN, Sorensen TIA. Advancing the future of physical activity guidelines in Canada: an independent expert panel interpretation of the evidence. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2010;7:41.

Kring SI Holst C, Toubro S, Astrup A, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Sørensen TIA. Common variants near MC4R in relation to body fat, body fat distribution, metabolic traits and energy expenditure. Int J Obes. 2010;34:182-189.

Kynde I, Johnsen NF, Wedderkopp N, Bygbjerg IC, Helge JW, Heitmann BL. Intake of total dietary sugar and fibre is associated with insulin resistance among Danish 8-10- and 14-16-year-old girls but not boys. European Youth Heart Studies I and II. Public Health Nutr. 2010;13:1669-1674.

Kynde I, Bjørnsbo KS, Tetens I, Heitmann BL. Dietary carbohydrated and change in physical performance of elderly Europeans: Survey in Europe on nutrition and the elderly, a concerted action (SENECA) 1993 and 1999. Publ Health Nutr. 2010;13:1186-1190.

Kynde I, Heitmann BL, Bygbjerg I, Andersen LB, Helge JW. Childhood hypo-adiponectinaemia but not hyper-leptinaemia is associated with insulin insensitivity 6 years later. Pediatr Diabetes. 2010;11:195-202.

Larsen TM, Dalskov SM, van Baak M, Jebb SA, Papadaki A, Pfeiffer AF, Martinez JA, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Kunešová M, Pihlsgård M, Stender S, Holst C, Saris WH, Astrup A for the Diet, Obesity, and Genes (Diogenes) Project. Diets with high or low protein content and glycemic index for weight-loss maintenance. Eng J Med. 2010;363:2102-2113.

Li J, Olsen J, Vestergaard M, Obel C, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Prenatal stress exposure related to maternal bereavement and risk of childhood overweight. PLoS One. 2010;5:e11896.

Lou HC, Gross J, Biermann-Ruben K, Kjaer TW, Schnitzler A. Coherence in consciousness: Paralimbic gamma synchrony of self-reference links conscious experiences. Hum Brain Map. 2010;31:185-192.

Lundgren JD, Williams KB, Heitmann BL. Nocturnal eating predicts tooth loss among adults: Results from the Danish MONICA Study. Eat Behav. 2010;11:170-174.

Márquez-Quiñones A, Mutch DM, Debard C, Wang P, Combes M, Roussel B, Holst C, Martinez JA, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Kalouskova P, Jebb S, Babalis D, Pfeiffer AF, Larsen TM, Astrup A, Saris WH, Mariman E, Clément K, Vidal H, Langin D, Viguerie N; on behalf of the DiOGenes Project. Adipose tissue transcriptome reflects variations between subjects with continued weight loss and subjects regaining weight 6 mo after caloric restriction independent of energy intake. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;92:975-984.

Morgen CS, Mortensen LH, Rasmussen A-MN, Sørensen TIA, Due P.Parental socioeconomic position and development of overweight in adolescence: longitudinal study of Danish adolescents. 
BMC Public Health 2010;10:520.

Nøjgaard C, Bendtsen F, Becker U, Andersen JR, Holst C, Matzen P. Danish patients with chronic pancreatitis have a four-fold higher mortality rate than the Danish population. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010;8:384-390.

Obel N, Christensen K, Petersen I, Sørensen TIA, Skytthe A. Genetic and environmental influences on risk of death due to infections assessed in Danish twins 1943-2001. Am J Epidemiol. 2010;171:1007-1013.

Papadaki A,  Linardakis M, Larsen TM, van Baak MA, Lindroos AK, Pfeiffer FH, AJ Martinez, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Kunešová M, Holst C, Astrup A, Saris WHM, Kafatos A on behalf of DiOGenes. The effect of protein and glycemic index on children’s body composition: The Diogenes randomized study. Pediatrics. 2010;126:e1143-e1152.

Pearson S, Hansen B, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Overweight and obesity trends in Copenhagen school children from 2002 to 2007. Acta Paediatr. 2010;99:1675-1678.

Pedersen N, Duricova D, Elkjaer M, Gamborg M, Munkholm P, Jess T. Risk of extra-intestinal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease: Meta-analysis of population-based cohort studies. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010;105:1480-1487.

Penick EC, Knop J, Nickel EJ, Jensen P, Manzardo AM, Mortensen EL, Gabrielli WF. Do premorbid predictors of alcohol dependence also predict the failure to recover from alcoholism? J Alcohol & Drugs. 2010;71:685-694.

Petersen L, Sørensen TIA, Andersen PK. A shared frailty model for case-cohort samples: parent and offspring relations in an adoption study. Stat Med. 2010;29:924-931.

Petersen L, Andersen PK, Sørensen TIA. Genetic influences on incidence and case-fatality of infectious disease. PLoS One. 2010;5:e10603.

Petersen L, Sørensen TIA, Mortensen EL, Andersen PK. Excess mortality rate during adulthood among Danish adoptees. PLoS One. 2010:5:e143365.

Rokholm B, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. The levelling off of the obesity epidemic since the year 1999 - a review of evidence and perspectives. Obes Rev. 2010;11:835-846.

Romaguera D, Ängquist L, Du H, Jakobsen MU, Forouhi NG, Halkjær J, Feskens EJM,van der A DL, Masala G, Steffen A, Palli D, Wareham NJ Overvad K, Tjønneland A, Boeing H, Riboli E, Sørensen TIA. Dietary determinants of changes in waist circumference adjusted for body mass index - a proxy measure of visceral adiposity. PLoS One. 2010;5:e11588.

Schack-Nielsen L, Michaelsen KF, Gamborg M, Mortensen EL, Sørensen TIA. Gestational weight gain in relation to offspring body mass index and obesity from infancy through adulthood. Int J Obes. 2010;34:67-74.

Schack-Nielsen L, Sørensen TIA, Mortensen EL, Michaelsen KF. Late introduction of complementary feeding, rather than duration of breast feeding, may protect against adult overweight. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91:619-627.

[Accompanying editorial: Kramer MS. Breastfeeding, complementary (solid) foods, and long-term risk of obesity. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91:500-501.

Silventoinen K, Rokholm B, Kaprio J, Sørensen TIA. Genetic and environmental influences on childhood obesity: systematic review of twin and adoption studies. Int J Obes. 2010;34:29-40

Sørensen HJ, Mortensen EL, Schiffman J, Ekstrøm M, Denenney D, Mednick SA. Premorbid IQ and adult schizophrenia spectrum disorder: Verbal Performance subtests. Psych Res. 2010;178:23-26.

Sørensen HJ, Mortensen EL, Schiffman J, Reinisch J, Maeda J, Mednick SA. Early developmental milestones and risk of schizophrenia: a 45-year follow-up of the Copenhagen Perinatal Cohort. Schizophr Res. 2010;118:41-47.

Sørensen TIA, Virtue S, Vidal-Puig A. Obesity as a clinical and public health problem: Is there a need for a new definition based on lipotoxicity effects? [Review] Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010;1801:400-404.

Urfer-Parnas A, Lykke Mortensen E, Sæbye D, Parnas J. Pre-morbid IQ in mental disorders: a Danish draft-board study of 7486 psychiatric patients. Psychol Med. 2010;40:547-556.

Vámosi M, Heitmann BL, Kyvik KO. The relation between an adverse psychological and social environment in childhood and the development of adult obesity: a systematic literature review. Obes Rev. 2010;11:177-184.

van Vught AJAH, Heitmann BL, Nieuwenhuizen, Veldhorst MAB, Andersen LB, Hasselstrøm H, Brummer R-J M, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Association between intake of dietary protein and 3-year-change in body growth among normal and overweight 6-year-old boys and girls(CoSCIS) Pub Health Nutr. 2010;13:647-653.

Zelezniak A, Pers TH, Soares S, Patti ME, Patil KR. Metabolic network topology reveals transcriptional regulatory signatures of type 2 diabetes. PLoS Comput Biol. 2010;6:e1000729.

Østergaard JN, Grønbæk M, Schnohr P, Sørensen TIA, Heitmann BL.Combined effects of weight loss and physical activity on all cause mortality of overweight men and women: a prospective cohort study. Int J Obes. 2010;34:760-769. 


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