PhDs & Doctoral dissertations

Jensen CB. Prenatal vitamin D exposure, birth weight and BMI at 7 years of age. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen & Institute of Preventive Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, The Capital Region, Copenhagen, Denmark. pp 1-69 + papers. Public defence 24th Febr 2017. 

Meyle KD. Childhood body mass index, height and growth and the risk of melanoma in adulthood. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen & Institute of Preventive Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, The Capital Region, Copenhagen, Denmark. pp 1-75 + papers. Public defence 28th March 2017. 

Original papers:

Antvorskov JC, Aunsholt L, Buschard K, Gamborg M, Kristensen K, Johannesen J, Sørensen TIA, Svensson J. Childhood body mass index in relation to subsequent risk of type 1 diabetes – A Danish cohort study. Pediatr Diabet. 2017 Sep 22 [Epub ahead of print].

Bjerregaard LG,  Jensen BW,  Baker JL.  Height at ages 7 to 13 years in relation to developing type 2 diabetes throughout adult life. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017;31:284-292.

Bogl LH, Jelenkovic A, Vuoksimaa E,………. Sørensen TIA, Silventoinen K, Kaprio JDoes the sex of one’s co-twin affect height and BMI in adulthood?  A study of dizygotic adult twins from 31 cohorts. Biol Sex Differ. 2017;8:14. [Open Access]

Bojesen RD, Riis LB, Høgdall E, Nielsen OH, Jess T. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Small Bowel Cancer Risk, Clinical Characteristics, and Histopathology: A Population-Based Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul 8 [Epub ahead of print]

Ding M, Huang T, Bergholdt HKM, Nordestgaard BG, Ellervik C, Qi L on behalf of the CHARGE Consortium (Sørensen TIA member of the Consortium). Dairy consumption, systolic blood pressure and risk of hypertension: a Mendelian randomization study. BMJ. 2017;356:j1000.

Felix JF, Joubert BR, Baccarelli AA,………., Sørensen TIA,……….,  Relton CL, Jaddoe VWV, London SJ. Cohort Profile: Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) Consortium. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Sep 13 [Epub ahead of print].

Gjærde LK, Gamborg M, Ängquist L, Truelsen TC, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Association of childhood Body Mass Index and change in Body Mass Index with first adult ischemic stroke . JAMA Neurol. 2017 Aug 21 [Epub ahead of print].

Goni L, Qi L, Cuervo M, Milagro FI, Saris WH, MacDonald IA, Langin D, Astrup A, Arner P, Oppert JM, Svendstrup M, Blaak EE, Sørensen TIA, Hansen T, Martínez JA. Effect of the interaction between diet composition and the PPM1K genetic variant on insulin resistance and β cell function markers during weight loss: results from the Nutrient Gene Interactions in Human Obesity: implications for dietary guidelines (NUGENOB) randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;106:902-908.

Graff M, Scott RA, Justice AE,………., Sørensen TIA,……….,Cupples HLA, Loos RJF, Kilpeläinen TO. Genome-wide physical activity interactions in adiposity ― a meta-1 analysis of 200,452 adults. PLoS Genet. 2017;13:e1006528.

Graversen L, Howe LD, Sørensen TIA, Sovio U, Hohwü L, Tilling K,Laitinen J, Taanila A, Pouta A, Järvelin M-R, Obel C.​ ​Body mass index trajectories from 2 to 18 years - exploring differences between European cohorts. Ped Obes. 2017; 12:102-109.

Hjorth MF, Ritz C, Blaak EE, Saris WH, Langin D, Poulsen SK, Larsen TM, Sørensen TIA, Zohar Y, Astrup A. Pretreatment fasting plasma glucose and insulin modify dietary weight loss success: results from 3 randomized clinical trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;106:499-505.

Hu Y, Cantarero-Arévalo L, Frølich A, Jacobsen R. Ethnic differences in persistence with COPD medications: a register-based study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Apr 13 [Epub ahead of print]
Erratum [Epub ahead of print]

Hulman A, Simmons RK, Vistisen D, Tabák AG, Dekker JM, Alssema M, Rutters F, Koopman ADM, Solomon TPJ, Kirwan JP, Hansen T, Jonsson AE, Gjesing AP, Eiberg H, Astrup A, Pedersen O, Sørensen TIA, Witte DR, Færch K. Heterogeneity in glucose response curves during an oral glucose tolerance test and associated cardiometabolic risk. Endocrine. 2017;55:427-434.​

Jakobsen MU, Madsen L, Skjøth F, Berentzen TL, Halkjær J, Tjønneland A, Schmidt EB, Sørensen TIA, Kristiansen K, Overvad K. Dietary intake and adipose tissue content of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and subsequent 5-year change in body weight and waist circumference.  Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;105:1148-1157.

Jelenkovic A, Yokoyama Y, Sund R,………., Sørensen TIA, Kaprio J, Silventoinen K. Association between birth weight and later body mass index: An individual based pooled analysis of 27 twin cohorts participating in the CODATwins project. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Mar 19 [Epub ahead of print]

Jensen BW, Gamborg M, Gögenur I, Renehan AG, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood body mass index and height in relation to site-specific risks of colorectal cancers in adult life. Eur J Epidemiol. 2017 Aug 12 [Epub ahead of print]

Jensen CB, Lundqvist M, Sørensen TIA, Heitmann BL. Neonatal vitamin D levels in relation to risk of overweight at 7 years in the Danish D-tect case-cohort study. Obes Facts. 2017;10:273-283.

Jukarainen S, Holst R,Dalgård C, Piirilä P, Lundbom J, Hakkarainen A, Lundbom N, Rissanen A, KaprioJ, Kyvik KO, Sørensen TIA, Pietiläinen KH. Cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity as determinants of metabolic health – pooled analysis of two twin cohorts. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017;102:1520-1528.

Justice AE, Winkler TW, Feitosa MF,………. Sørensen TIA,………. Borecki IB, North KE, Cupples A. Genome-wide meta-analysis of 241,258 adults accounting for smoking behavior identifies novel loci for obesity traits. Nat Commun. 2017;8:14977.

Keller A, Ängquist L, Jacobsen R, Vaag A, Heitmann BL. A retrospective analysis of a societal experiment among the Danish population suggests that exposure to extra doses of vitamin A during foetal development may lower T2DM risk later in life. Br J Nutr 2017;117:731-736.

Kirchgesner J, Beaugerie L, Carrat F, Andersen NN, Jess T, Schwarzinger M for the BERENICE study group. Increased risk of acute arterial events in young patients and severely active inflammatory bowel disease: a nationwide French cohort study. Gut 2017 Jun 24 [Epub ahead of print].

Maretty L, Jensen JM, Petersen B,.………., Sørensen TIA,……….., Kristiansen K, Brunak S, Schierup MH. Sequencing and de novo assembly of 150 genomes from Denmark as a population reference. Nature. 2017;548:87-91.

Meyle KD,  Gamborg M,  Sørensen TIA,  Baker JL. Childhood body size and the risk of malignant melanoma in adulthood. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;185:673-680.

Mollerup PM, Gamborg M, Trier C, Bøjsøe C, Nielsen TR, Baker JL, Holm JC. A hospital-based child and adolescent overweight and obesity treatment protocol transferred into a community healthcare setting. PLoS One. 2017;12:e0173033. 

Mollerup PM, Nielsen TRH, Bøjøse C, Kloppenberg T,  Baker JL, Holm J-C. Quality of life improves in children and adolescents during a community-based overweight and obesity treatment. Qual Life Res. 2017;26:1597-1608.

Morgen CS, Andersen PK, Mortensen LH, Howe LD, Rasmussen M, Due P, Sørensen TIA, Andersen A-M N. Socioeconomic disparities in birth weight and body mass index during infancy through age 7 years: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. BMJ Open 2017;7:e011781.

Morgen CS, Ängquist L, Baker JL, Andersen A-MN, Michaelsen KF, Sørensen TIA. Prenatal risk factors influencing childhood BMI and overweight independent of birth weight and infancy BMI - a path analysis within the Danish National Birth Cohort. Int J Obes. 2017 Sep 8 [Epub ahead of print].

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) (Sørensen TIA, Zimmermann E, Ängquist L. members of the collaboration). Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1,479 population-based measurement studies with 19.1 million participants. The Lancet. 2017;389:37-55.

[Accompanied by an editorial: Rahimi K. Bending the blood pressure curve down: are we succeeding? [Comment] The Lancet 2017;389:3-4.]

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) (Baker JL, Zimmermann E, Ängquist L. members of the collaboration). Worldwide trends in body mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies with 128.9 million children, adolescents, and adults. Lancet 2017 Oct 10 [Epub ahead of print].

Neelon SEB,  Morgen CS, Kamper-Jørgensen M, Oken E, Gillman MW,Gallis JA, Sørensen TIA. Child care before age 6 and body mass index at age 7 years in a cohort of Danish Children. Ped Obes. 2017 Mar 15 [Epub ahead of print]

Nielsen NM, Harpsøe M, Simonsen J, Stenager E, Magyari M, Koch-Henriksen N, Baker JL, Hjalgrim H, Frisch M, Bager P. Age at menarche and risk of multiple sclerosis. A prospective study based on the Danish National Birth Cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;185:712-719.

Nordgaard J, Handest P, Vollmer-Larsen A, Sæbye D, Pedersen JT, Parnas J. Temporal persistence of anomalous self-experience: A 5 years follow-up. Schizophr Res. 2017;179:36-40. 

Nordgaard J, Nilsson LS, Sæbye D, Parnas J. Self-disorders in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: a 5-year follow-up study. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2017 Sep 1 [Epub ahead of print]

Pedersen DC, Pearsson S, Baker JL. Konsekvensen ved brug af forskellige body mass index referencer hos børn og unge. Ugeskr Læger. 2017;179:V11160669.

Piltoft JS, Larsen SB, Dalton SO, Johansen C, Baker JL, Cederkvist L, Andersen I. Early life risk factors for testicular cancer - a case-cohort study based on the Copenhagen School Health Records Register. Acta Oncologica. 2017;56:220-224.

Rieckmann A, Villumsen M,  Sørup S, Haugaard LK, Ravn H, Roth A,  Baker JL, Benn CS, Aaby P.​ Vaccinations against smallpox and tuberculosis are associated with better long-term survival: a Danish case-cohort study 1971- 2010. Int J Epidemiol. 2017;46:695-705.

Rieckmann A, Villumsen M, Jensen ML, Ravn H, da Silva ZJ, Sørup S, Baker JL, Rodrigues A, Benn CS, Roth AE, Aaby P. The effect of smallpox and BCG vaccination on the risk of HIV-1 infection in Guinea-Bissau and Denmark. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017;4: Jun 19 [Open Access]

Rohde JF, Ängquist L, Larsen SC, Tolstrup JF, Husemoen LLN, Linneberg A, Toft U, Overvad K, Halkjær J, Tjønneland A, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Sørensen TIA, Heitmann BL. Alcohol consumption and its interaction with adiposity-associated genetic variants in relation to subsequent changes in waist circumference and body weight. Nutr J. 2017 16:(1) [Open Access]

Rohde JF, Larsen SC, Ängquist L, Olsen NJ, Stougaard M, Mortensen EL, Heitmann BL. Effects of the Healthy Start randomized intervention on dietary intake among obesity prone normal weight children. Pub Health Nutr. 2017;20:2988-2997.

Sharp G, Salas LA, Monnereau C,………., Sørensen TIA,………., Perron P, Karagas MR, Quraishi BM. Maternal BMI at the start of pregnancy and offspring epigenome-wide DNA methylation: Findings from the Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) consortium. Hum Mol Genet. 2017;26:4067-4085.

Singh S, Andersen NN, Andersson M, Loftus EV, Jess T. Comparison of Infliximab and Adalimumab in Biologic-Naive Patients With Ulcerative Colitis: A Nationwide Danish Cohort Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017; 1218-1225

Silventoinen K, Jelenkovic A, Sund R,………., Boomsma DI, Sørensen TIA, Kaprio J. Differences in genetic and environmental variation in adult body mass index by sex, age, time period, and region: an individual-based pooled analysis of 40 twin cohorts. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;106:457-466.

Singh S, Andersen NN, Andersson M, Loftus EV, Jess T. Higher risk of hospitalization and serious infection among patients with ulcerative colitis treated with Adalimumab, compared with Infliximab, in a nationwide study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017;15:1218-1225.

Sæbye D, Høegh EB, Knop J. Triage in psychiatric emergency services in Copenhagen: results from a descriptive 1-year evaluation study. Nord J Psychiatry. 2017;71:536-542.

Sørensen JØ, Haagen Nielsen O, Andersson M, Ytting H, Bélard E, Ainsworth MA, Jess T.  Inflammatory bowel disease with primary sclerosing cholangitis: a Danish population-based cohort study 1977-2011. Liver Int. 2017 Aug 10 [Epub ahead of print].

Vallgårda S, Juul Nielsen ME, Kleberg Hansen AK, Cathaoir KÓ, Hartlev M, Holm L, Christensen BJ, Jensen JD, Sørensen TIA, Sandøe P. Should Europe follow the US and declare obesity a disease? – A discussion of the so-called utilitarian argument. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017 Sep 27 [Epub ahead of print]
Accompanied by an editorial: Müller MJ, Geisler C. Defining obesity as a disease. Eur J Clin Nutr 2017 [Epub ahead of print]

Warrington NM, Richmond R, Fenstra B,.......... Sørensen TIA,.......... Geller F, Evans DM, Lawlor DA. Maternal and fetal genetic contribution to gestational weight gain. Int J Obes. 2017 Oct 9 [Epub ahead of print].

Zimmermann E, Bjerregaard LG, Gamborg M, Vaag AA, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood body mass index and development of type 2 diabetes throughout adult life – a large-scale Danish cohort study. Obesity. 2017;25:965-971.

Aarestrup J, Gamborg M, Tilling K, Ulrich LG, Sørensen TIA, Baker JL. Childhood BMI growth trajectories and endometrial cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2017;140:310-315.


Geisler LB. Forsker: Få kilo ekstra som barn kan give dig diabetes som voksen. Videnskab.dk. 29. Marts 2017.

Latest update: Oct 25th 2017.