Doctoral dissertations & PhD-theses:

Andersen CS. Maternal intrauterine factors & childhood BMI. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen Capital Region. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. pp 1-69 + papers. Public defence May 14th, 2012. 

Zimmermann E. Morbidity and mortality throughout life in men entering adult life as obese. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen Capital Region. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. pp 1-55 + papers. Public defence October 2012. 

Scientific papers:

Abrahamsen B, Heitmann BL, Eiken PA. Season of birth and the risk of hip fracture in Danish men and women aged 65+. Frontiers in Endocrinol. 2012;3:1-5.

Adegboye ARA, Twetman S, Christensen LB, Heitmann BL. Intake of dairy calcium and tooth loss among adult Danish men and women. Nutrition 2012;28:779-784.

Adegboye ARA, Christensen LB, Pedersen PH, Avlund K, Boucher BJ, Heitmann BL. Intake of dairy products in relation to periodontitis in older Danish adults. Nutrients. 2012;4:1219-1229. [Open Access]

Adegboye AR, Andersen LB, Wedderkopp N, Heitmann BL. Influence of parental overweight on the association of birth weight and fat distribution later in childhood. Obes Facts. 2012;5:784-794. 

Ajslev TA, Sørensen TIA, Jess T
Maternal inflammatory bowel disease and offspring body size: A prospective cohort study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012;18:709-717.

Ajslev TA, Ängquist L, Silventoinen K, Gamborg M, Allison DB, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Assortative marriages by body mass index have increased simultaneously with the obesity epidemic. Front Genet. 2012;3:125.

Andersen CS, Juh
l M, Gamborg M, Sørensen TIA, Nohr EA. Maternal recreational exercise during pregnancy in relation to children's BMI at 7 years of age. Int J Pediatr. 2012, article 920583 [Open Access].

Andersen LG, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Contributions of incidence and persistence to the prevalence of childhod obesity during the emerging epidemic in Denmark. PLoS One. 2012;7:e42521. 

Andersen LG, Holst C, Michealsen KF, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA
. Weight and weight gain during early infancy predict childhood obesity: a case-cohort study. Int J Obes. 2012;36:1306-1311.

Baker JL, Holm J-C. Projected cardiovascular impact of obesity in children and adolescents: Will obesity increase the cardiovascular risk of women to that of men? Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2012;6:188-195.

Berentzen TL, Ängquist L, Kotronen A, Borra R, Yki-Järvelin H, Iozzo P, Parkkola R, Nuutila P, Ross R, Allison DB, Heymsfield SB, Overvad K, Sørensen TIA, Jakobsen MU. Waist circumference adjusted for body mass index and intra-abdominal fat mass. PLoS One. 2012;7:e32213. 

Bille DS, Chabanova E, Gamborg M, Fonvig CE, Nielsen TRH, Thisted E, Thomsen HS, Holm J-C. Liver fat content investigated by magnetic resonance spectroscopy in obese children and youths included in multidisciplinary treatment. Clin Obes. 2012;2:41-49. 

Bradfield JP, Taal HR, Timpson NJ, .........., Sørensen TIA,.........., Smith GD, Hakonarson H, Grant SF, the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium. A genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies new childhood obesity loci. Nat Genet. 2012;44:526-531.

Dalgaard MD, We
inhold N, Edsgärd D, Silver JD, Pers TD, Nielsen JE, Jørgensen N, Juul A, Gerds TA, Giwercman A, Giwercman YL, Cohn-Cedermark G, Virtanen HE, Toppari J, Daugaard G, Jensen TS, Brunak S, Meyts ER-D, Skakkebæk NE, Leffers H, Gupta R. A genome-wide association study of men with symptoms of testicular dysgenesis syndrome and its network biology interpretation. J Med Genet. 2012;49:58-65.

Fisher E, Meidtner K, Ängquist L, Holst C, Hansen RD, Halkjær J, Masala G,
Østergaard JN, Overvad K, Palli D, Vimaleswaran KS, Tjønneland A, van der A DL, Wareham NJ, Sørensen TIA, Loos RJF, Boeing H.
 Influence of dietary protein intake and glycemic index on the association between TCF7L2HapA and weight gain. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95:1468-1476.

Handjieva-Darlenska T, Holst C, Grau K, Blaak E, Alfredo Martinez J, Oppert J-M, Taylor MA, Sørensen TIA, Astrup A. Clinical correlates of weight loss and attrition during a 10-week dietary intervention study. Results from the NUGENOB project. Obes Facts. 2012;5:928-936. 

Hansen CP, Berentzen TL, Halkjær J, Tjønneland A, Sørensen TIA, Overvad K, Jakobsen MU. Intake of ruminant trans fatty acids and changes in body weight and waist circumference. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012;66:1104-1109. 

Heitmann BL, Westerterp KR,  Loos RJF, Sørensen TIA,  O’Dea K, McLean P, Jensen TK, Eisenmann J, Speakman JR, Simpson SJ, Reed DR, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Obesity: Lessons from Evolution and the Environment. Obes Rev. 2012;13:910-922. 

Holm J-C, Gamborg M, Neland M, Ward L, Gammeltoft S, Heitmann BL, Sørensen TIA, Ibsen KK. Longitudinal changes in blood pressure during weight loss and regain of weight in obese boys and girls. J Hypertension. 2012;30:368-374.

Hooton H, Ängquist L, Holst C, Hager J, Rousseau F,  Hansen RD, Tjønneland A, Roswall N, van der A DL, Overvad K, Jakobsen MU, Boeing H, Meidtner K, Palli D, Masala G, Bouatia-Naji N, Saris WHM, Feskens EJM, Wareham NJ, Vimaleswaran KS, Langin D, Loos RJF, Sørensen TIA, Clément K. Dietary factors impact on the association between CTSSvariants and obesity related traits. PLoS One. 2012;7:e40394. 

Ingstrup KG, Andersen CS, Ajslev TA, Pedersen P, Sørensen TIA, Nøhr EÅ. Maternal distress during pregnancy and childhood overweight. J Obes. 2012: article 462845. Open access. 

Jacobsen MU, Due KM, Dethlefsen C, Halkjær J, Holst C, Forouhi NG, Tjønneland A, Boeing J, Buijsse B, Palli D, Masala G, Du H, van der A DL, Wareham NJ, Feskens EJ, Sørensen TIA, Overvad K. Fish consumption does not prevent increase in waist circumference in European women and men. Br J Nutr. 2012;108:924-931.

Jensen BW, Nichols M, Allender S, de Silva-Sanigorski A, Millar L, Kremer P, Lacy K, Swinburn B. Consumption patterns of sweet drinks in a population of Australian children and adolescents (2003-2008) BMC Public Health. 2012;12:771.

Krarup NT, Grarup N, Banasik K, Friedrichsen M, Færch K, Sandholt CH, Jørgensen T, Poulsen P, Witte DR, Vaag A, Sørensen TIA, Pedersen O, Hansen T. The PNPLA3 rs738409 G-Allele associates with reduced fasting serum triglyceride and serum cholesterol in Danes with impaired glucose regulation. PLoS One. 2012;7:e40376.

Larsen LH, Ängquist, Vimaleswaran KS, Hager J, Viguerie N, Loos RJF, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Jebb SA, Kunesova M, Larsen TM, Hernandez JAM, Papadaki A, Pfeiffer AFH, van Baak MA, Sørensen TIA, Holst C, Langin D, Astrup A, Saris WH. Analyses of single nucleotide polymorphisms in selected nutrient-sensitive genes in weight regain prevention: the DIOGENES study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95:1254-1260.

Li J, Olsen J, Vestergaard M, Obel C, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Bereavement in early life and later childhood overweight. Obes Facts. 2012;5:881-889.

Madarasz E, Manzardo A, Mortensen EL, Penick E, Knop J, Sørensen H, Becker U, Nickel E, Gabrielli W Jr. Forty-five-year mortality rate as a function of the number and type of psychiatric diagnoses found in a large Danish birth cohort. Can J Psych. 2012;57:505-511. 

Mellemkjær L, Christensen J, Frederiksen K, Baker JL, Olsen A, Sørensen TIA, Tjønneland A. Leg length, sitting height and postmenopausal breast cancer risk. Br J Cancer. 2012;107:165-168. 

Nielsen TRH, Gamborg M, Fonvig CE, Kloppenborg J, Hvidt KN, Ibsen H, Holm J-C. Changes in lipidemia during chronic care treatment of childhood obesity. Childhood Obes. 2012;8:533-541. 

Nordgaard J, Revsbech R, Sæbye D, Parnas J. Assessing the diagnostic validity of a structured psychiatric interview in a first-admission hospital sample. World Psych. 2012;11:181-185. 

Olsen NJ, Mortensen EL, Heitmann BL. Predisposition to obesity: Should we target those most susceptible. Curr Obes Rep. 2012;1:35-41.

Olsen NJ, Andersen LB, Wedderkopp N, Kristensen PL, Heitmann BL. Intake of liquid and solid sucrose in relation to changes in body fatness over 6 years among 8- to 10-year-old children: The European Youth Heart Study. Obes Facts. 2012;5:506-512. 

Olsen NJ, Andersen TB, Händel MN, Ostergaard LM, Pedersen P, Seeger C, Stougaard M, Trærup M, Livemore K, Mortensen EL, Holst C, Heitmann BL.The Healthy Start project: a randomized, controlled intervention to prevent overweight among normal weight, preschool children at high risk of future overweight. BMC Public Health. 2012;12:590. 

Scherag A, Kleber M, Boes T, Kolbe AL, Ruth A, Grallert H, Illig T, Heid IM, Toschke AM, Grau K, Sørensen TIA, Hebebrand J, Ninney A, Reinhr T. SDCCAG8 obesity alleles and reduced wight loss after a lifestyle intervention in overweight children and adolescents. Obesity. 2012;20:466-470.

Schultz-Larsen K, Rahmanfard N, Holst C. Physical activity (PA) and the disablement process: A 14-year follow-up study of older non-disabled women and men. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2012;55:25-30. 

Silventoinen K, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Growth in height in childhood and risk of coronary heart disease in adult men and women PLoS One. 2012;7:e30476. 

Stegger JG, Schmidt EB, Tjønneland A, Kopp TI, Sørensen TIA, Vogel U, Overvad K. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in IL 1B and the risk of acute coronary syndrome: A Danish case-cohort study. PLoS One 2012;7:e36829.

Stocks T, Ängquist L, Banasik K, Narder MN, Taylor MA, Hager J, Arner P, Oppert J-M, Martinez JA, Polak J, Rousseau F, Langin D, Rössner S, Holst C, MacDonald IA, Kamatani Y, Pfeiffer AFH, Kunesova M, Saris WHM, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Astrup A, Sørensen TIA. TFAP2B influences the effect of dietary fat on weight loss under energy restriction. PLoS One. 2012;7:e43212.

Surakka I, Whitfield JB, Perola M, Visscher PM, Montgomery GW, Falchi M, Willemsen G, de Geus EJC, Magnusson PKE, Christensen K, Sørensen TIA, Pietiläinen KH, Rantanen T, Silander K, Widén E, Muilu J, Rahman I, Liljedahl U, Syvänen A-C, Palotie A, Kaprio J,  Kyvik KO, Pedersen NL, Boomsma DI, Spector T, Martin NG, Ripatti S, Peltonen L, on behalf of the GenomEUtwin Project. A genome-wide association study of monozygotic twin-pairs suggests a locus related to variability of serum high-density llipoprotein cholesterol. Twin Res & Hum Genet. 2012;15:691-699. 

Sørensen HJ, Sæbye D, Urfer-Parnas A, Mortensen EL, Parnas J.Premorbid intelligence and educational level in bipolar and unipolar disorders: A Danish draft board study. J Affect Disord. 2012;136:1188-1191.

Sørensen TIA. Is obesity a healthy active response to an expected future lack of energy rather than a passive storage of surplus energy? [editorial] Obes Facts. 2012;5:431-435.

Tyrrell J, Huikari V, Christie JT, .........., Sørensen TIA, .........., Jarvelin MR, Smith GD, Freathy RM; for the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium. Genetic variation in the 15q25 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene cluster (CHRNA5-CHRNA3-CHRNB4) interacts with maternal self-reported smoking status during pregnancy to influence birth weight. Hum Mol Genet. 2012;21:5344-5358.

Vámosi M, Heitmann BL, Thinggaard M, Kyvik KO. Being bullied during childhood and the risk of obesity in adulthood: A co-twin control study. Health 2012;4:1537-1545. [Ope​n Access]

Vedtofte MS, Jakobsen MU, Lauritzen, Heitmann BL. The role of essential fatty acids in the control of coronary heart disease [Review]. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2012;15:592-596.

Viguerie N, Montastier E, Maoret J-J, Roussel B, Combes M, Valle C, Villa-Vilaneix N, Iacovoni JS, Martinez J.A., Holst C, Astrup A, Vidal H, Clément K, Hager J, Saris WHM, Langin D. Determinants of human adipose tissue gene expression: impact of diet, sex, metabolic status, and Cis genetic regulation. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1002959. 

Vilmann LS, Thisted E, Baker JL, Holm J-C. Development of obesity and polycystic overary syndrome in adolescents. Horm Res Paediatr. 2012;78:269-278. 

Vimaleswaran KS, Ängquist L, Hansen RD, van der A DL, Naji NB, Holst C, Tjønneland A, Overvad K, Jakobsen MU, Boeing H, Meidtner K, Palli D, Masala G, Saris WHM, Feskens EJM, Wareham NJ, Sørensen TIA, Loos RJF. Association betweenFTO variant and change in body weight and its interaction with dietary factors: the DiOGenes study. Obesity2012; 20:1669-1647.

Wang P, Holst C, Astrup A, Bouwman FG, van Otterdijk S, Wodzig WKWH, Andersen MR, van Baak MA, Rasmussen LG, Martinez A, Jebb SA, Pfeiffer AFH, Kafatos A, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Hlavaty P, Saris WHM, Mariman ECM on behalf of Diogenes Consortium. Blood profiling of proteins and steroids during weight maintenance with manipulation of dietary protein level and glycaemic index. Br J Nutr. 2012;107:106-119.

Wang P, Holst C, Wodzig WKWH, Andersen MR, Astrup A, van Baak MA, Larsen TM, Jebb SA, Kafatos A, Pfeiffer AFH, Martinez JA, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Kunesova M, Viguerie N, Langin D, Saris WHM, Mariman ECM, on behalf of Diogenes consortium
. Circulating ACE is a predictor of weight loss maintenance not only in overweight and obese women, but also in men. Int J Obes. 2012;36:1545-1551.

Wang Y, Baker JL, Hill JO, Dietz WH. Controversies regarding reported trends: Has the obesity epidemic leveled off in the United States?  Adv Nutr. 2012;3:751-752.

Wong MHT, Holst C, Astrup A, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Jebb SA, Kafatos A, Kunesova M, Larsen TM, Martinez A, Pfeiffer AFH, van Baak MA, Saris WHM, McNicholas PD, Mutch DM, on behalf of DiOGenes. Caloric restriction induces changes in insulin and body weight measurements that are inversely associated with subsequent weight regain. PLoS One. 2012;7:e42858.


Andersen LG. Fedme bliver grundlagt allerede i spædbarnet. Videnskab.dk. 6. okt. 2012. 

Baker JL. How early in life does the risk of obesity originate? [Invited Commentary]. Am J Epidemiol. 2012;176:93-96.

Campbell LV, Heitmann BL. Gender bias in cardiology: are there differences between men and women? Cardiology Today. 2012;2:26-28.

Hemmingsen R, Knop J, Mortensen EL, Munk-Jørgensen P, Nordentoft M,Parnas J, Rosenberg R, Sørensen TIA. Fini Schulsinger – 07.01.1923 – 20.10.2012. Mindeord. Ugeskr Læger. 2012;174:3181. 

Jess T, Zimmermann E, Anty R, Tordjman J, Verrijken A, Gual P, Tran A, Iannelli A, Gugenheim J, Bedosa P, Francque S, Marchand-Brustel YL, Clement K, Gaal LV, Sørensen TIA. Author's reply: C-reactive protein levels in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [Correspondence] J Hepatol. 2012;56:503-510. 

Knop J. Et liv med klinisk alkoholforskning. Best Practice 2012;Sept:26-29 
[Danish practitioner journal]

Knop J. Misbrug [Bogkapitel 10]. I: Poulsen HD (ed) Basisbog i Psykiatri. 2012 Munksgaard pp 285-309.

Sørensen TIA, Rokholm B, Ajslev TA.  The History of the Obesity Epidemic in Denmark [Book chapter 9]. In: Insecurity, inequality, and obesity in affluent societies. Proceedings of the British Academy 174., 161-178. The British Academy 2012.

Sørensen TIA. Book review: Miettinen OS. Up from Clinical Epidemiology & EBM. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011, 175 pages (ISBN 978-90-481-9500-8). In: DESorientering 2012:18:5-8. 

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