Doctoral dissertations & PhD-theses:
Ajslev TA. Trends in childhood BMI resemblance within and between family generations, investigated across the development of the obesity epidemic. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University & Institute of Preventive Medicine, pp 83 + papers. Public defence Sept. 11, 2014.

Ankarfeldt MZ. Reconciling conflicting evidence from observational studies and randomized controlled trials. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University & Institute of Preventive Medicine, pp 32 + papers. Public defence Nov 27, 2014.

Larsen SC. Micronutrients, genetic predisposition to obesity and changes in measures of adiposity. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University & Institute of Preventive Medicine, pp 1-55 + papers. Public defence Oct 6, 2014.

Scientific papers:
Ajslev TA, Ängquist L, Silventoinen K, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Trends in parent-child correlations of childhood body mass index during the development of the obesity epidemic. PLoS One. 2014;9:e109932.

Aller EEJG, Larsen TM, Holst C, Lindroos AK, Kafatos A, Pfeiffer A, Martinez JA, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Kunesova M, Stender S, Saris WHM, Astrup A, van Baak MA. Weight loss maintenance in overweight subjects on ad libitum diets with high or low protein content and glycemic index: the DIOGENES trial 12 months results. Int J Obes. 2014;38:1511-1517​.

Andersen ZJ, Baker JL, Bihrmann K, Vejborg I, Sørensen TIA, Lynge E. Birth weight, childhood BMI and height in relation to mammographic density and breast cancer: register based cohort study. Breast Cancer Res. 2014;16:R4

Ankarfeldt MZ, Ängquist L, Stocks T, Jakobsen MU, Overvad K, HalkjærJ, Saris WHM, Astrup A, Sørensen TIA. Body composition, dietary protein and body weight regulation. Reconciling conflicting results from intervention and observational studies? PLoS One. 2014;9:e101134.

Ankarfeldt M, Gottliebsen K, Ängquist L, Astrup A, Heitmann BL, Sørensen TIA. Dietary protein and urinary nitrogen in relation to 6-year changes in fat mass and fat free mass. Int J Obes. 2014;22:2097-2103.

Ankarfeldt MZ, Ängquist L, Jakobsen MU, Overvad K, Tjønneland A, HalkjærJ, Astrup A, Sørensen TIA. Interactions of dietary protein and adiposity measures in relation to subsequent changes in body weight and waist circumference. Obesity 2014;22:2097-2103.

Ankarfeldt MZ, Larsen SC, Ängquist L, Husemoen LLN, Roswall N, Overvad K, Jakobsen MU, Halkjær J, Tjønneland A, Linneberg A, Toft U, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Heitmann BL, Astrup A, Sørensen TIA.  Interaction between genetic predisposition to adiposity and dietary protein in relation to subsequent change in body weight and waist circumference. PLoS One. 2014;9:e110890.

Belstrøm D, Holmstrup P, Nielsen CH, Kirkby N, Twetman S, Heitmann BL, Klepac-Ceraj V, Paster BJ, Fiehn N-E. Bacterial profiles of saliva in relation to diet, lifestyle factors, and socioeconomic status. J Oral Microbiol. 2014;6:23609.

Berentzen TL, Gamborg M, Holst C, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Body mass index in childhood and adult risk of primary liver cancer. J Hepatol 2014;60:325-330.

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. 2014;9:427-434.

Bjerregaard LG, Rasmussen K, Michaelsen K, Skytthe A, Mortensen EL, Baker JL, Sørensen TIA. Effects of body size and change in body size from infancy through childhood on body mass index in adulthood. Int J Obes. 2014;38:1305-1311.

Bliddal M, Olsen J, Støvring H, Eriksen H-L F, Kesmodel US, Sørensen TIA, Nøhr EA. Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and intelligence quotient (IQ) in 5-year-old children: a cohort based study. PLoS One. 2014;9:e94498.

Bønnelykke K, Sleiman P, Nielsen K, Kreiner-Møller E, Mercader JM, Belgrave D, den Dekker HT, Husby A, Sevelsted A, Faura-Tellez G, Mortensen LJ, Paternoster L, Flaaten R, Mølgaard A, Smart DE, Thomsen PF, Rasmussen MA, Bonàs-Guarch S, Holst C, Nohr EA, Yadav R, March ME, Blicher T, Lackie PM, Jaddoe VW, Simpson A, Holloway JW, Duijts L, Custovic A, Davies DE, Torrents D, Gupta R, Hollegaard MV, Hougaard DM, Hakonarson H, Bisgaard H. A genome-wide association study identifies CDHR3 as a susceptibility locus for early childhood asthma with severe exacerbations. Nat Genet. 2014:46:51-55.

Deelen J, Beekman M,  Uh H-W, .........., Sørensen TIA, .........., Franceschi C, Houwing-Duistermaat JJ, Slagboom P. Genome-wide association meta-analysis of human longevity identifies a novel locus conferring survival beyond 90 years of age. Hum Mol Gen. 2014;23:4420-4432. 

Döring N, Hansson LM, Andersson ES, Bohman B, Westin M, Magnusson M, Larsson C, Sundblom E, Willmer M, Blennow M, Heitmann BL, Forsberg L, Wallin S, Tyneius P, Ghadere A, Rasmussen R. Primary prevention of childhood obesity through counselling sessions at Swedish child health centres: Design, methods and baseline sample characteristics of the PRIMROSE cluster-randomised trial. BMC Public Health 2014;14:335. [Open Access]

Emaus MJ, van Gils CH, Bakker MF, .........., Berentzen TL,........., Riboli E, Peeters PHM, May AM. Weight change in middle adulthood and breast cancer risk in the EPIC-PANACEA study. Int J Cancer. 2014;135:2887-2899.

Flensborg-Madsen T, Mortensen EL. Infant SES as a predictor of personality--is the association mediated by intelligence? PLoS One. 2014;9:e103846.

Graversen L, Sørensen TIA, Petersen L, Sovio U, Kaakinen M, Sandbaek A, Laitinen J, Taanila A, Pouta A, Järvelin M-R, Obel C. Preschool weight and body mass index in relation to central obesity and metabolic syndrome in adulthood. PLoS One. 2014;9:e89986.

Graversen L, Sørensen TIA, Petersen L, Sovio U, Kaakinen M, Sandaek A, Laitinen J, Taanila A, Pouta A, Järvelin M-R, Obel C. Stability of the associations between early life risk indicators and adolescent overweight over the evolving obesity epidemic. PLoS One. 2014;9:e95314.

Hansen CP, Berentzen TL, Østergaard JN, Dahm CC, Hellgren LI, Schmidt EB, Tjønneland A, Sørensen TIA, Overvad K, Jakobsen MU. Adipose tissue trans fatty acids and changes in body weight and waist circumference. Br J Nutr. 2014;111:1283-1291.

Harmsen L, Ulrik CS, Porsbjerg C, Thomsen SF, Holst C, Backer V. Airway hyperresponsiveness and development of lung function in adolescence and adulthood. Respir Med. 2014;108:752-757.

Holm JC, Nowicka P, Farpour-Lambert NJ, O'Malley G, Hassapidou M, Weiss R, Baker JL. The Ethics of Childhood Obesity Treatment - from the Childhood Obesity Task Force (COTF) of European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). Obes Facts. 2014;7:274-81.

Howe LD, Zimmermann E, Weiss R, Sørensen TIA. Do rapid BMI growth in childhood and early-onset obesity offer cardiometabolic protection to obese adults in mid-life? Analysis of a longitudinal cohort study of Danish men. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e004827.

Hohwü L, Li J, Olsen J, Sørensen TIA, Obel C. Severe maternal stress exposure dure to bereavement before, during and after pregnancy and risk of overweight and obesity in young adult men: A Danish National Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2014;9:e97490.

Hohwü L, Henriksen TB, Grønborg TK, Hedegaard M, Sørensen TIA, Obel C. Maternal salivary cortisol levels during pregnancy in relation to overweight in the offspring. Psychoneuroendocrinol. 2014;52:143-152.

Jakobsen MU, Madsen L, Dethlefsen C, Due KM, Halkjær J, Sørensen TIA, Kristiansen K, Overvad K. Dietary n-6 PUFA, carbohydrate-to-protein ratio, and change in body weight and waist circumference: a follow-up study. Pub Health Nutr. 2014;8:321-329.

Jacobsen R, Rusch E, Andersen PK, Adams J, Jensen CR, Frølich A. The effect of rehabilitation on health-care utilisation in COPD patients in Copenhagen. Clin Respir J. 2014;8:321-329.

Jensen CB, Berentzen TL, Gamborg M, Sørensen TIA, Heitmann BL. Does prenatal exposure to vitamin D fortified margarine and milk alter birth weight? A societal experiment. Br J Nutr. 2014;112:785-793. [Open Access]

Keller AC​. Added sugars and cardiovascular diseases. Eur Heart J. 2014;35:1500-1501. ​ ​

Kirkegaard H, Støvring H, Rasmussen KM, Sørensen TIA, Nøhr EA. How do pregnancy-related weight changes and breastfeeding relate to maternal weight and BMI-adjusted waist circumference 7 y after delivery? Results from a path analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99:312-319.

Kitahara CM, Gamborg M, Berrington de González A, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood height and body mass index were associated with risk of adult thyroid cancer in a large cohort study. Cancer Res. 2014;74:235-242.

Kitahara CM, Gamborg M, Rajaraman P, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. A Prospective study of height and body mass index in childhood, birth weight, and risk of adult glioma over 40 years of follow-up. Am J Epidemiol. 2014;180:821-829.

Kjeldahl K, Rasmussen MA, Hasselbalch AL, Kyvik KO, Christiansen L, Rezzi S, Kochar S, Sørensen TIA, Bro R. No genetic footprints of the fat mass and obesity associatede (FTO) gene in human plasma 1 H CPG NMR metabolic profiles. Metabolomics. 2014;10:132-140.

Knudsen NN, Kjærulff TM, Ward LC, Sæbye D, Holst C, Heitmann BL. Body water distribution and risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in a healthy population: A prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2014;9:e87466.

Krysiak-Baltyn K, Petersen TN, Audouze K, Jørgensen N, Ängquist L, Brunak S. Compass: A hybrid method for clinical and biobank data mining. J Biomed Informatics. 2014;47:160-170.

anfer A, Mehlig K, Heitmann B, Lissner L. Does change in hip circumference predict cardiovascular disease and overall mortality in Danish and Swedish women? Obesity. 2014;22:957-963.

Larsen SC, Ängquist L, Ahluwalia TS,  Skaaby T, Roswall N, Tjønneland A, Halkjær J, Overvad K, Pedersen O, Hansen T, Linneberg A,  Husemoen LLN, Toft U, Heitmann BL, Sørensen TIA. Dietary ascorbic acid and subsequent change in body weight and waist circumference: associations may depend on genetic predisposition to obesity - a prospective study of three independent cohorts. Nutrition Journal. 2014;13:43 [Open Access]

Larsen SC, Ängquist L, Ahluwalia TS, Skaaby T, Roswall N, Tjønneland A, Halkjær J, Overvad K, Pedersen O, Hansen T, Linneberg A, Husemoen LLN, Toft U, Heitmann BL, Sørensen TIA. Interaction between genetic predisposition to obesity and dietary calcium in relation to subsequent change in body weight and waist circumference. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99:957-965.

Lempert SM, Christensen LB, Froberg K, Kristensen PL, Heitmann BL. Association between body mass index and caries among children and adolescents. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2014;42:53-60. 

Magnusson M, Sørensen TIA, Olafsdottir S, Lehtinen-Jacks S, Holmen TL, Heitmann BL, Lissner L. Social inequalities in obesity persist in the Nordic region despite its relative affluence and equity (review). Curr Obes Reports. 2014;3:1-15. [Open Access] 

Meidtner K, Fisher E, Angquist L, Holst C, Vimaleswaran KS, Boer JM, Halkjær J, Masala G, Ostergaard JN, Mortensen LM, van der A DL, Tjønneland A, Palli D, Overvad K, Wareham NJ, Loos RJ, Sørensen TIA, Boeing H. Variation in genes related to hepatic lipid metabolism and changes in waist circumference and body weight. Genes Nutr. 2014;9:385.

Morgen CS, Andersen AM, Due P, Neelon SB, Gamborg M, Sørensen TIA. Timing of motor milestones achievement and development of overweight in childhood - a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. Ped Obes. 2014;9:239-248.

Morgen CS, Sørensen TIA. Obesity: Global trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity [editorial]. Nat Rev Endocrin. 2014;10:513-514.

Müller MJ, Heymsfield SB, Baracos V, Bosy-Westphal A, Dulloo A, Eckel J, Fearon KCH, Hall KD, Pietrobelli A, Sørensen TIA, Speakman J, Trayhurn P, Visser M. Functional body composition and related aspects in research on obesity and cachexia. Report on the 12th Stock Conference held September 6th-7th, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. Obesity Rev. 2014;15:640-656.

Møller SE, Ajslev TA, Andersen CS, Dalgård C, Sørensen TIA. Risk of childhood overweight after exposure to tobacco smoking in prenatal and early postnatal life. PLoS One. 2014;9:e109184.

Papadaki A, Linardakis M, Plada M, Larsen TM, Damsgaard CT, van Baak MA, Jebb S, Pfeiffer AF, Martinez JA, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Kunešová M, Holst C, Saris WH, Astrup A, Kafatos A. Impact of weight loss and maintenance with ad libitum diets varying in protein and glycemic index content on metabolic syndrome. Nutrition. 2014;30:410-417.

Perry JRB, Day F, ElksCE, .........., Sørensen TIA,.........., Stefansson K, Murabito JM, Ong KK. Parent-of-origin specific allelic associations among 106 genomic loci for age at menarche. [Research Letter] Nature. 2014;514:92-97.

Petersen L, Sørensen TIA, Andersen PK, Mortensen PB, Hawton K. Genetic and familial environmental effects on suicide attempts: A study of Danish adoptees and their biological and adoptive siblings. J Affect Dis. 2014;155:273-277.

Poulsen SK, Due A, Jordy AB, Kiens B, Stark KD, Stender S, Holst C, Astrup A, Larsen TM. Health effect of the New Nordic Diet in adults with increased waist circumference: a 6-mo randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99:35-45.

Qi Q, Kilpeläinen TO, Downer MK, .........., Sørensen TIA,.........., Loos RJ, Nettleton J, Qi L. FTO genetic variants, dietary intake, and body mass index: insights from 177,330 individuals. Hum Mol Genet. 2014;23:6961-6972.

Ramzan S, Hansen EH, Nørgaard LS, Arevalo LC, Jacobsen R. Validation of the Danish translation of the Medicine Knowledge Questionnaire among elementary school children. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2014;10:918-922.

Rohde JF, Hessner MV, Lous J, Müller P, Hølund U, Heitmann BL. The importance of gender of patients and general practitioners in relation to treatment practices for overweight. PLoS One. 2014;4:e95706.

Roswall N, Olsen A, Boll K, .........., Sørensen TIA, .........., Key T, Riboli E, Tjønneland A. Consumption of predefined 'Nordic' dietary items in ten European countries - an investigation in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Cohort. Pub Health Nutr. 2014;17:2650-2659.

Roswall N, Ängquist L, Ahluwalia TS,  Romaguera D, Larsen SC, Østergaard JN, HalkjærJ, Vimaleswaran KS, Wareham NJ, Bendinelli B, Palli D, Boer JMA, van der A DL, Boeing H, Loos RJF, Sørensen TIA, Tjønneland A. Association between the Mediterranean and Nordic diet scores and changes in weight and waist circumference - Influence of FTO and TCF7L2 loci. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;100:1188-1197.

Skaaby T,  Husemoen LLN, Thuesen BH, Pisinger C, Jørgensen T, Roswall N, Larsen SC, Linneberg A. Prospective population-based study of the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D levels and the incidence of specific types of cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014;23:1220-1229.

Steins Bisschop CN, van Gils CH, Emaus MJ, .........., Berentzen TL,.........., Ferrari P, Peeters PH, May AM. Weight change later in life and colon and rectal cancer risk in participants in the EPIC-PANACEA study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99:139-147.

Tang-Péronard JL, Heitmann BL, Andersen HR, Steuerwald U, Grandjean P, Weihe P, Jensen TK. Association between prenatal polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and obesity development at ages 5 and 7 y: a prospective cohort study og 656 children from the Faroe Islands. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99:5-13.

Tognon G, Lissner L, Sæbye D, Walker KZ, Heitman BL. The Mediterranean diet in relation to mortality and CVD: a Danish cohort study. Br J Nutr. 2014;111:151-159.

Tolstrup JS, Hvidtfeldt U, Flachs E, Spiegelman D, Heitmann BL, Bälter K, Goldbourt U, Hallmans G, Knekt P, Liu S, Pereira M, Stevens J, Virtamo J, Feskanich D. Smoking and risk of coronary heart disease in younger, middle-aged, and older adults. Am J Pub Health. 2014;104:96-102.

Vedtofte MS, Jakobsen MU, Lauritzen L, O'Reilly EJ, Virtamo J, Knekt P, Colditz G, Hallmans G, Buring J, Steffen LM, Robien K, Rimm EB, Heitmann BL. Association between the intake of α-linolenic acid and the risk of CHD. Br J Nutr. 2014;112:735-743.

Vimaleswaran KS, Cavadino A, Berry DJ,.........., Sørensen TIA, .........., Whittaker JC, Järvelin MR, Hyppönen E. Association of vitamin D status with arterial blood pressure and hypertension risk: a mendelian randomisation study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014;2:719-729.

Wildenschild C, Riis AH, Ehrenstein V, Heitmann BL, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Mikkelsen EM. Weight at birth and subsequent fecundability: a prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2014;9:e95257.

Zheng M, Rangan A, Olsen NJ, Andersen LB, Wedderkopp N, Kristensen P, Grøntved A, Ried-Larsen M, Lempert SM, Allman-Farinelli M, Heitmann BL. Sugar-sweetened beverages consumption in relation to changes in body fatness over 6 and 12 y among 9-year-old children: the European Youth Heart Study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014;68:77-83.

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


Ajslev TA, Hansen T.
Tarmmikrobiomet og dets rolle for kardiometabolisk sygdomsudvikling. Månedsskrift for Almen Praksis. 2014:137-144.

Ajslev TA. Gener - miljø og fedme i barndommen. Månedsskrift for Almen Praksis. 2014:806-813.

Ankarfeldt MZ.​ Comment on 'Limitations of observational evidence: Implications for evidence-based dietary recommendations'. Adv Nutr. [Letter to the Editor] 2014.

Borregaard N, Sørensen TIA. Middalalderlig retspraksis I dansk forskning. Politiken, Debat, torsdag d. 16. jan 2014.

Jensen CB, Tang-Peronard J. Grundlægges fedme i fosterlivet? Månedsskrift for Almen Praksis. 2014:503-508.

Updated March 16th 2016