Nutrition Epidemiology

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Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes


  • Epidemiology, obesity


Nutritional epidemiology uses epidemiological methods to examine associations between diet and disease. We use large population studies, mainly the Malmö Diet and Cancer cohort, which was established in the 90s and consists of 28,098 individuals. The diet method used consists of three parts: a) a 7-day food diary b) a 168-item semi-quantitative diet questionnaire c) a 1-hour interview. In the research group, we investigate whether dietary composition influences the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and whether genetic factors influence the observed relationships. Malmo Diet and Cancer have great opportunities to clarify nutrition relationships, as dietary data have high relative validity and biobank makes it possible to take into account genetic differences. Clear information about dietary influence is of great significance for public health because eating habits, in contrast to many other factors, can change during the life cycle.

Recent research outputs

Lars Lind, Bruna Gigante, Yan Borné, Tobias Feldreich, Jerzy Leppert, Pär Hedberg, Carl Johan Östgren, Fredrik H Nyström, Johan Sundström, Johan Ärnlöv, Damiano Baldassarre, Elena Tremoli, Fabrizio Veglia, Anders Hamsten, Christopher J O'Donnell, Nora Franceschini, Marju Orho-Melander, Jan Nilsson, Olle Melander, Gunnar Engström & 1 others, Anders Mälarstig, 2021 Mar 4, In: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

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