​Doctoral dissertations & PhD-theses:

Bjerregaard LG. Longitudinal studies of body weight from infancy through adulthood. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen pp 1-73 + papers. Public defence November 2013. 

Jensen BW. Effects of a school-based intervention on dietary intake, and the association between beverage intake and the development of obesity during childhood - results from the Copenhagen School Child Intervention Study. Research Unit for Dietary Studies, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark. pp 1-98 + papers. Public defence September 2013. 

Lou IR. The early mother/child relationship, 1920-1995. Norms and practice in childcare and nutrition before birth and during the child's first years.Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospitals. University of Copenhagen. Public defence May 31st 2013. 

Rokholm B. Gene-environment interaction in the obesity epidemic. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospitals. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. pp 1-50 + papers. Public defence March 8th 2013. 

Vedtofte MS. Dietary adpha-linolenic acid intake and risk of coronary heart disease. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospitals. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. pp 1-50 + papers. Public defence June 10th 2013.

Scientific papers:

Adegboye ARA, Christensen LB, Holm-Pedersen P, Avlund K, Boucher BJ, Heitmann BL. Intakes of calcium, vitamin D, and dairy servings and dental plaque in older Danish adults. Nutr J. 2013;12:e61[Open Access]. 

Andersen CS, Fei C, Gamborg M,Nohr EA, Sørensen TIA, Olsen J
. Prenatal exposures to perfluorinated chemicals and anthropometry at 7 years of age. Am J Epidemiol. 2013;178:921-927. 

Beekman M, Blanché H, Perola M, .........., Sørensen TIA,.........., Houwing-Duistermaat JJ, Slagboom EP, Franceschi C; The GEHA consortium
. Genome-wide linkage analysis for human longevity: Genetics of Healthy Ageing Study. Aging Cell. 2013;12:184-193.

Berglind D, Willmer M, Näslund E, Tynelius P, Sørensen TIA, Rasmussen F. Differences in gestational weight gain between pregnancies before and after maternal bariatric surgery correlate with differences in birth weight but not with scores on the body mass index in early childhood. Pediatr Obes. 2013;9:427-434.

Berndt SI, Gustafsson S, Mägi R, .........., Sørensen TIA,.........., North KE, Loos RJ, Ingelsson E. Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies 11 new loci for anthropometric traits and provides insights into genetic architecture. Nat Genet. 2013;45:501-512.

Brahe LK, Ängquist L, Larsen L, Vimaleswaran K, Hager J, Viguerie N, Loos RJ, Handjieva-Darlenska T,  Jebb S, Hlavaty P, Larsen T, Martinez JA, Papadaki A, Pfeiffer A,  van Baak M, Sørensen TIA, Holst C, Langin D, Astrup A, Saris W. Influence of SNPs in nutrient-sensitive candidate genes and gene-diet interactions on blood lipids: the DiOGenes study. Br J Nutr. 2013;110:790-796. 

Böhm A, Heitmann BL. The use of bioelectrical impedance analysis for body composition in epidemiological studies. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013;67:S79-85.

Cook MB, Gamborg M, Aarestrup J, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL
. Childhood height and birth weight in relation to future prostate cancer risk: a cohort study based on the Copenhagen School Health Records Register. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013;22:2232-2240.

Cousminer DL, Berry DJ, Timpson NJ,.........., Sørensen TIA,.........., McCarthy MI, Ripatti S, Widén E; for the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium. Genome-wide association and longitudinal analyses reveal genetic loci linking pubertal height growth, pubertal timing, and childhood adiposity. Hum Mol Genet. 2013;22:2735-2747.

Dhurandhar NV, Geurts L, Atkinson RL, Casteilla L, Clement K, Gerard P, Vijay-Kumar M, Nam JH, Nieuwdorp N, Troato G, Sørensen TIA, Vidal-Puig A, Cani PD. Harnessing the beneficial properties of adipogenic microbes for improving human health [review] Obes Rev. 2013;14:721-735.

Elissen A, Nolte E, Knai C, Brunn M, Chevrueul K, Conklin A, Durand-Zaleski I, Erler A, Flamm M, Frølich A, Fullerton B, Jacobsen R, Saz-Parkinson Z, Sarria-Santamera A, Sönnichsen A, Vrijhoef H. Is Europe putting theory into practice? A qualitative study of the level of self-management support in chronic care management approaches. BMC Health Services Research. 2013;13:117. [Open Access]. 

Ezekwe KA, Adegboye ARA Gamborg M, Heitmann BL. Associations between initial change in physical activity level and subsequent change in regional body fat distributions. Obes Facts. 2013;6:552-560. 

Grzeskowiak LE, Gilbert AL, Sørensen TIA, Olsen J, Sørensen HT, Pedersen LH, Morrison JL. Prenatal exposure  to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and childhood overweight at 7 years of age. Ann Epidemiol. 2013;23:681-687.

Hall A, Meyle KD, Lange MK, Klima M, Sanderhoff M, Dahl C, Abildgaard C, Thorup K, Moghimi SM, Jensen PB, Bartek J, Guldberg P, Christensen C.Dysfunctional oxidative phosphorylation makes malignant melanoma cells addicted to glycolysis driven by the V600EBRAF oncogene. Oncotarget. 2013;4:584-599. 

Haugaard LK, Ajslev TA, Zimmermann E, Ängquist L, Sørensen TIA. Being an only or last-born child increases later risk of obesity. PLoS One. 2013;8:e56357. 

Hvidtfeldt UA, Lange T, Andersen I, Diderichsen F, Keiding N, Prescott E, Sørensen TIA, Tjønneland A, Rod NH. Educational differences in postmenopausal breast cancer - Quantifying indirect effects through health behaviors, body mass index and reproductive patterns. PLoS One. 2013;e78690. 

Jacobsen MU, Dethlefsen C, Due KM, .........., Sørensen TIA,.......... Riboli E, Peeters PHM, Overvad K. Fish consumption and subsequent change in body weight in European women and men. Br J Nutr. 2013;109:353-562.

Jacobsen R, Rusch E, Frølich A, Andersen PK, Godtfredsen N.Characteristics of COPD patients enrolled into rehabilitation programme in Copenhagen. ISRN Pulmonology. 2013: article ID 394042. 

Jacobsen R, Abrahamsen B, Bauerek M, Holst C, Jensen CB, Knop J, Raymond K, Rasmussen LB, Stougaard M, Sørensen TIA, Vaag AA, Heitmann BL.The influence of early exposure to vitamin D for development of diseases later in life (review) BMC Public Health. 2013;13:515. 

Jensen BW, Nielsen BM, Husby I, Bugge A, El-Naaman B, Andersen LB, Trolle E, Heitmann BL. Association between sweet drink intake and adiposity in Danish children participating in a long-term intervention study. Ped Obes. 2013;8:259-270.

Jensen TK, Heitmann BL, Jensen MB, Halldorsson TI, Andersson AM, Skakkebæk NE, Joensen UN, Lauritsen MP, Christiansen P, Dalgård C, Lassen TH, Jørgensen N. High dietary intake of saturated fat is associated with reduced semen quality among 701 young Danish men from the general population. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97:411-418. 

Jiang R, Brummett BH, Hauser ER,  Babyak MA, Siegler C, Singh C, Astrup A, Pedersen O, Hansen T, Holst C, Sørensen TIA, Williams RB. Chronic family stress moderates the association between a TOMM40 variant and triglyceride levels in two independent Caucasian samples. Biol Psychol. 2013;93:184-189.

Knudsen VK, Heitmann BL, Halldorsson TI, Sørensen TIA, Olsen SF.Maternal dietary glycemic load during pregnancy and gestational weight gain, birth weight and postpartum weight retention: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. Br J Nutr. 2013;109:1471-1478. 

Larsen SC, Ängquist L, Sørensen TIA, Heitmann BL. 24h urinary sodium excretion and subsequent change in weight, waist circumference and body composition. PLoS One. 2013;8:e69689.

Lissner L, Visscher TLS, Rissanen A, Heitmann BL. Monitoring the obesity epidemic into the 21st century - weighing the evidence [Editorial]. Obes Facts. 2013;6:561-565. [Open Access] 

Lund AS, Hasselbalch AL, Gamborg M, Skogstrand K, Hougaard DM, Heitmann BL, Kyvik KO, Sørensen TIA, Jess T. N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, body fat and inflammation. Obes Facts. 2013;6:369-379.

Lund TB, Sørensen TIA, Olsson A, Hansen AK, Sandøe P. Is it acceptable to use animals to model obese humans? - A critical discussion of two arguments against the use of animals in obesity research. J Med Ethics. 2013;6:396-379. 

Maslova E, Hansen S, Jensen CB, Thorne-Lyman AL, Strøm M, Olsen SF. Vitamin D intake in mid-pregnancy and child allergic disease -- a prospective study in 44,825 Danish mother-child pairs. BMC. 2013;13:199. [Open Access]. 

Morgen CS, Rokholm B, Brixval CS, Andersen CS, Andersen LG, Rasmussen M, Andersen A-MN, Due P, Sørensen TIA. Trends in prevalence of overweight and obesity in Danish infants, children and adolescents - Are we still on a plateau? PLoS One. 2013;8:e69860.

Munger KL, Bentzen J, Laursen B, Stenager E, Koch-Henriksen N, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood body mass index and multiple sclerosis risk: a long-term cohort study. Mult Scler. 2013;19:1323-1329.

Neumann T, Rasmussen M, Heitmann BL, Tønnesen H. Gold Standard Program for heavy smokers in a real-life setting. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013;10:4186-99. 

Neumann T, Rasmussen M, Gjith N, Heitmann BL, Tønnesen H. The Gold Standard Programme: smoking cessation interventions for disadvantaged smokers are effective in a real-life setting. Tob Control. 2013;22:e9 [Open Access].

Olsen NJ, Pedersen J, Händel MNH, Stougaard M, Mortensen EL, Heitmann BL. Child behavioural problems and body size among 2-6 year old children predisposed to overweight. Results from the "Healthy Start" study. PLoS One. 2013;8:e78974.

Oresic M, Huyötyläinen T, Kotronen A, Gopalacharyulu P, Hygren H, Arola J, Castillo S, Mattila I, Hakkarainen A, Borra RJH, Honka M-J, Verrijken A, Sørensen TIA, Nuutila P, van Gaal Luc, Yki-Järvinen H. Prediction of non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease and liver fat content by serum nolecular lipids. Diabetologia. 2013;56:2266-2274. 

Papadaki A, Linardakis M, Plada M, Larsen TM, van Baak MA, Lindroos AK, Pfeiffer AFH, Martinez JA, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Kunešová M, Holst C, Saris WHM, Astrup A, Kafatos A on behalf of DiOGenes. A multicentre weight loss study using a low-calorie diet over 8 weeks: regional differences in efficacy across eight European cities. Swiss Med Wkly. 2013;143:w13721.

Petersen L, Sørensen TIA, Andersen PK, Mortensen PB, Hawton K. Genetic and familial environmental effects on suicide - an adoption study of siblings. PLoS One. 2013;8:e77973. 

Rasmussen M, Heitmann BL, Tønnesen H. Effectiveness of the Gold Standard Programmes (GSP) for smoking cessation in pregnant and non-pregnant women. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013;10:3653-3666.

Rokholm B, Silventoinen K, Tynelius P, Sørensen TIA, Rasmussen F.Modifiable environmental influences on body mass index shared by young adult brothers. Int J Obes. 2013;37:211-215.

Steffen A, Sørensen TIA, Knüppel S, Travier N, Sánchez MJ, Huerta JM, Quirós JR, Ardanaz E, Dorronsoro M, Teucher B, Li K, Bueno-de-Mescquita HB, van der A D, Mattiello A, Palli D, Tumino R, Krogh V, Vineis P, Trichopoulou A, Orfanos P, Trichopoulos D, Hedblad B, Wallström P, Overvad K, Halkjær J, Thønneland A, Fagherazzi G, Dartois L, Crowe F, Khaw KT, Wareham N, Middleton L, May AM, Peeters PH, Boeing H.Development and validation of a risk score predicting substantial weight gain over 5 years in middle-aged European men and women. PLoS One. 2013;8:e67429. 

Stegger JG, Schmidt EB, Berentzen TL, Tjønneland A, Vogel U, Rimm E, Sørensen TIA, Overvad K, Jensen MK. Interaction between obesity and the NFKB1 - 94ins/delATTG promoter polymorphism in relation to incident acute coronary syndrome: a follow up study in three independent cohorts. PLoS One. 2013;8:e63004.

Stocks T, Taylor MA, Angquist L, Macdonald IA, Arner P, Holst C, Oppert JM, Martinez JA, Rössner S, Polak J, Langin D, Saris WH, Astrup A, Sørensen TIAChange in proportional protein intake in a 10-week energy-restricted low- or high-fat diet, in relation to changes in body size and metabolic factors. Obes Facts. 2013;6:217-227.

Stocks T, Ängquist L, Hager J, Charon C, Holst C, Martinez JA, Saris WHM, Astrup A, Sørensen TIA, Larsen LH. TFAP2B-dietary protein and glycemic index interactions and weight maintenance after weight loss in the DiOGenes trial. Hum Hered. 2013;75:213-219.

van Vught AJ, Dagnelie PC, Arts IC, Froberg K, Andersen LB, EI-Naaman B, Bugge A, Nielsen BM, Heitmann BL. Dietary arginine and linear growth: the Copenhagen School Child Intervention Study. Br J Nutr. 2013;109:1031-1039. 

Verdich C, Raben A, Nielsen PB, Sørensen TIA. Fedme på dagsordenen i EU's Horizon 2020. [editorial] Ugeskr Læger. 2013;175:805.

Virkus RA, Heitmann BL, Obel E, Bergholt T, Løkkegaard E. The relation between birth weight and hypertension. A study among Danish nurses. Health. 2013;5:16-22. [Open Access]. 

von Scholten BJ, Andresen NE, Sørensen TIA, Jess T. Aetiological factors behind adipose tissue inflammation: an unexplored research area. Public Health Nutr. 2013;16:27-35.

Westenhoefer J, Engel D, Holst C, Lorenz J, Peacock M, Stubbs J, Whybrow S, Raats M. Cognitive and weight-related correlates of flexible and rigid restrained eating behaviour. Eating Behav. 2013;14:69-72. 

Willmer M, Berglind D, Sørensen TIA, Näslund E, Tynelius P, Rasmussen F.Surgically induced interpregnancy weight loss and prevalence of overweight and obesity in offspring. PLoS One. 2013;82247.

Zimmermann E, Berentzen TL, Ängquist L, Holst C, Sørensen TIA. Long-term weight changes in obese young adult men and subsequent all-cause mortality. Int J Obes. 2013;37:1020-1025. 

Østergaard JN, Grønbæk M, Ängquist L, Schnohr P, Sørensen TIA, Heitmann BL. Combined influence of leisure time physical activity and hip circumference on all-cause mortality. Obesity. 2013;21:E78-E85. 


Browne J, Sørensen TIA. European public health research in Horizon 2020 (Editorial). Eur J Public Health. 2013;23:722. 

Lissner L., Heitmann BL. Weight Management: Weight Cycling/Weight Change. In: Caballero B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition; vol.4: pp. 410-415. Waltham, MA: Academic Press 2013. 

Schoeller DA, Thomas D, Archer E, Heymsfield SB, Blair SN, Goran MI, Hill JO, Atkinson RL, Corkey BE, Foreyt J, Dhurandhar NV, Kral JG, Hall KD, Hansen BC, Heitmann BL, Ravussin E, Allison DB. Self-report-based estimates of energy intake offer an inadequate basis for scientific conclusions. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97:1413-15. [Letters to the Editor] 

Sørensen TIA, Pedersen BK, Sandbæk A, Overvad K (eds). Skal overvægtige voksne tabe sig? Rapport fra Vidensråd for Forebyggelse 2013 pp 1-84. 

Report of the Independent Expert Group on the Future of European Public Health Research (Sørensen TIA, chair)http://ec.europa.eu/research/health/news_en.html

Interview med Thorkild I.A. Sørensen 'Den sociale fedmeepidemi' Naturvidenskab på arbejde, juni 2013.

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