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Vitamins, trace elements, childhood infections and cognitive development.

Journal articles
  • Anand, Shilpa; Thomas, Susan; Jayachandra1, Mahesh; Thomas, Tinku; Strand, Tor A; Kurpad, Anura V.; Duggan, Christopher P; Srinivasan, Krishnamachari. 2019. Effects of maternal B12 supplementation on neurophysiological outcomes in children: a study protocol for an extended follow-up from a placebo randomised control trial in Bangalore, India. BMJ Open. 9: 1-9. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024426
  • Ask, Thorvald Fossåen; Ranjitkar, Suman; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Hysing, Mari; Strand, Tor A; Kvestad, Ingrid; Shrestha, Laxman; Andreassen, Marita; Lugo, Ricardo Gregorio; Shilpakar, JS; Shrestha, Merina; Sütterlin, Stefan. 2019. The association between heart rate variability and neurocognitive and socio-emotional development in nepalese infants. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 13:411: 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00411
  • Chowdhury, Ranadip; Taneja, Sunita; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor A; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan. 2019. Vitamin D deficiency and mild to moderate anemia in young North Indian children: A secondary data analysis. Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.). 57: 63-68. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2018.05.034
  • Kvestad, Ingrid; Ranjitkar, Suman; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram K.; Shrestha, Merina; Shrestha, Laxman P.; Strand, Tor A; Hysing, Mari. 2019. Earthquake exposure and post-traumatic stress among nepalese mothers after the 2015 earthquakes. Frontiers in Psychology. 10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00734
  • Shrestha, Merina; Strand, Tor A; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram K.; Ranjitkar, Suman; Hysing, Mari; Shrestha, Laxman P.; Kvestad, Ingrid. 2019. The feasibility of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire for the assessment of child development in a community setting in Nepal. Child: Care, Health and Development. 45: 394-402. doi: 10.1111/cch.12654
  • Strand, Tor A. 2019. Healthy Growth is More Than Zinc. Indian Pediatrics. 56: 363-364. Published 2019-05-15. doi: 10.1007/s13312-019-1531-5
  • Sudfeld, Christopher R.; Manji, Karim P.; Darling, Anne Marie; Kisenge, Rodrick; Kvestad, Ingrid; Hysing, Mari; Belinger, David C.; Strand, Tor A; Duggan, Christopher P.; Fawzi, Wafaie W. 2019. Effect of antenatal and infant micronutrient supplementation on middle childhood and early adolescent development outcomes in Tanzania. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. doi: 10.1038/s41430-019-0403-3
  • Upadhyay, Ravi Prakash; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Kvestad, Ingrid; Hysing, Mari; Ulak, Manjeswori; Ranjitkar, Suman; Shrestha, Merina; Shrestha, Laxman; Strand, Tor A. 2019. Parental height modifies the association between linear growth and neurodevelopment in infancy. Acta Paediatrica. 1-8. doi: 10.1111/apa.14820
  • Bates, Michael N.; Pokhrel, Amod K.; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Mathisen, Maria; Basnet, Sudha; Strand, Tor A; Burnett, Richard T.; Smith, Kirk R. 2018. Kitchen PM2.5 concentrations and child acute lower respiratory infection in Bhaktapur, Nepal: The importance of fuel type. Environmental Research. 161: 546-553. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.11.056
  • Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Ulak, Manjeswori; Kvestad, Ingrid; Hysing, Mari; Shrestha, Merina; Ranjitkar, Suman; Ulvik, Arve; Ueland, Per Magne; Shrestha, Laxman; Strand, Tor A. 2018. Cobalamin and folate status among breastfed infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 10:639: 1-11. doi: 10.3390/nu10050639
  • Degirmenci, Naim; Fossum, Ingrid Nesdal; Strand, Tor A; Vaktskjold, Arild; Holten-Andersen, Mads Nikolaj. 2018. Consumption of energy drinks among adolescents in Norway: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 18. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-6236-5
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Aakre, Inger; Strand, Tor A; Torheim, Liv Elin. 2018. Excessive iodine status among Saharawi refugees. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 45: 48-49. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2017.09.015
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Kvestad, Ingrid; Shrestha, Merina; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram K.; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L.; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Kjellevold, Marian; Hysing, Mari; Strand, Tor A. 2018. Erythrocyte DHA and AA in infancy is not associated with developmental status and cognitive functioning five years later in Nepalese children. Nutrition Journal. 17:70: 1-9. doi: 10.1186/s12937-018-0375-5
  • Morseth, Marianne S.; Henjum, Sigrun; Schwinger, Catherine; Strand, Tor A; Shrestha, Sanjaya; Shrestha, Binob; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Ulak, Manjeswori; Torheim, Liv Elin. 2018. Environmental Enteropathy, Micronutrient Adequacy and Length Velocity in Nepalese Children - the Mal-Ed Birth Cohort Study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN. 67. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001990
  • Morseth, Marianne S.; Strand, Tor A; Torheim, Liv Elin; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Ulak, Manjeswori; Shrestha, Sanjaya Kumar; Shrestha, Binob; Henjum, Sigrun. 2018. Nutrient intake and environmental enteric dysfunction among Nepalese children 9-24 months old-the MAL-ED birth cohort study. Pediatric Research. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0108-7
  • Moucheraud, Corrina; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Henjum, Sigrun; Strand, Tor A; Ulak, Manjeswori; Fawzi, Wafaie W.; Locks, Lindsey; Webb, P.; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L. 2018. Engagement in Agriculture Protects Against Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Peri-Urban Nepal. Current developments in nutrition. 9 pages. doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzy078
  • Murray-Kolb, Laura E.; Acosta, Angel Mendez; De Burga, Rosa Rios; Chavez, Cesar Banda; Flores, Julian Torres; Olotegui, Maribel Paredes; Pinedo, Silvia Rengifo; Salas, Mery Siguas; Trigoso, Dixner Rengifo; Vasquez, Angel Orbe; Ahmed, Imran; Alam, Didar; Ali, Asad; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Qureshi, Shahida; Rasheed, Muneera; Soofi, Sajid; Turab, Ali; Zaidi, Anita KM; Bodhidatta, Ladaporn; Mason, Carl J.; Babji, Sudhir; Bose, Anuradha; George, Ajila T.; Hariraju, Dinesh; Jennifer, M. Steffi; John, Sushil; Kaki, Shiny; Kang, Gagandeep; Karunakaran, Priyadarshani; Koshy, Beena; Lazarus, Robin P.; Muliyil, Jayaprakash; Raghava, Mohan Venkata; Raju, Sophy; Ramachandran, Anup; Ramadas, Rakhi; Ramanujam, Karthikeyan; Roshan, Reeba; Sharma, Srujan L; Sundaram, Shanmuga E; Thomas, Rahul J.; Pan, William K.; Ambikapathi, Ramya; Carreon, J. Daniel; Charu, Vivek; Doan, Viyada; Graham, Jhanelle; Hoest, Christel; Knobler, Stacey; Lang, Dennis R; McCormick, Benjamin J.J.; McGrath, Monica; Miller, Mark A.; Mohale, Archana; Nayyar, Gaurvika; Psaki, Stephanie; Rasmussen, Zeba; Richard, Stephanie A.; Seidman, Jessica C.; Wang, Vivian; Blank, Rebecca; Gottlieb, Michael; Tountas, Karen H.; Amour, Caroline; Bayyo, Eliwaza; Mduma, Estomih R.; Mvungi, Regisiana; Nshama, Rosemary; Pascal, John; Swema, Buliga Mujaga; Yarrot, Ladislaus; Ahmed, Tahmeed; Ahmed, AM Shamsir; Haque, Rashidul; Hossain, Iqbal; Islam, Munirul; Mahfuz, Mustafa; Mondal, Dinesh; Tofail, Fahmida; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Shrestha, Rita; Ulak, Manjeswori; Bauck, Aubrey; Black, Robert E.; Caulfield, Laura E.; Checkley, William; Kosek, Margaret N.; Lee, Gwenyth; Schulze, Kerry; Yori, Pablo Penataro; Murray-Kolb, Laura E; Ross, A. Catharine; Schaefer, Barbara; Simons, Suzanne; Pendergast, Laura; Abreu, Claudia B; Costa, Hilda; Di Moura, Alessandra; Filho, Jose Quirino; Havt, Alexandre; Leite, Alvaro M.; Lima, Aldo A.M.; Lima, Noelia L.; Lima, Ila F.; Maciel, Bruna L.L.; Medeiros, Pedro H.Q.S.; Moraes, Milena; Mota, Francisco S.; Oria, Reinaldo B.; Quetz, Josiane; Soares, Alberto M.; Mota, Rosa M.S.; Patil, Crystal L.; Bessong, Pascal; Mahopo, Cloupas; Maphula, Angelina; Nyathi, Emanuel; Samie, Amidou; Barrett, Leah; Dillingham, Rebecca; Gratz, Jean; Guerrant, Richard L.; Houpt, Eric; Petri, William A.; Platts-Mills, James; Scharf, Rebecca; Shrestha, Binob; Shrestha, Sanjaya Kumar; Strand, Tor A; Svensen, Erling. 2018. Early childhood cognitive development is affected by interactions among illness, diet, enteropathogens and the home environment: Findings from the MAL-ED birth cohort study. BMJ Global Health. 3:e000752: 1-11. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000752
  • Ranjitkar, Suman; Kvestad, Ingrid; Strand, Tor A; Ulak, Manjeswori; Shrestha, Merina; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Laxman; Hysing, Mari. 2018. Acceptability and reliability of the Bayley Scales of infant and Toddler Development-III Among Children in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:1265: 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01265
  • Singh, Prashant K.; Arora, Alka; Strand, Tor A; Leffler, Daniel A.; Mäki, Markku; Kelly, Ciaran P.; Ahuja, Vineet; Makharia, Govind K. 2018. Diagnostic accuracy of point of care tests for diagnosing celiac disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 53: 535-542. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001081
  • Singh, Prashant; Arora, Ananya; Strand, Tor A; Leffler, Daniel A.; Catassi, Carlo; Green, Peter H.R.; Kelly, Ciaran P.; Ahuja, Vineet; Makharia, Govind K. 2018. Global prevalence of celiac disease: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 16: 823-836.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.06.037
  • Strand, Tor A; Ulak, Manjeswori; Kvestad, Ingrid; Henjum, Sigrun; Ulvik, Arve; Shrestha, Merina; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L; Ueland, Per Magne; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Chandyo, Ram Krishna. 2018. Maternal and infant vitamin B12 status during infancy predict linear growth at 5 years. Pediatric Research. 84: 611-618. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0072-2
  • Upadhyay, Ravi Prakash; Taneja, Sunita; Chowdhury, Ranadip; Strand, Tor A; Bhandari, Nita. 2018. Effect of prebiotic and probiotic supplementation on neurodevelopment in preterm very low birth weight infants: findings from a meta-analysis. Pediatric Research. 1-12. Published 2018-10-18. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0211-9
  • Winje, Brita Askeland; Kvestad, Ingrid; Krishnamachari, Srinivasan; Manji, Karim P.; Taneja, Sunita; Bellinger, David C.; Bhandari, Nita; Bisht, Shruti; Darling, Anne Marie; Duggan, Christopher P.; Fawzi, Wafaie W.; Hysing, Mari; Kumar, Tivendra; Kurpad, Anura V.; Sudfeld, Christopher R; Svensen, Erling; Thomas, S; Strand, Tor A. 2018. Does early vitamin B12 supplementation improve neurodevelopment and cognitive function in childhood and into school age: a study protocol for extended follow-ups from randomised controlled trials in India and Tanzania. BMJ Open. 8:e018962: 1-9. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018962
  • Aakre, Inger; Lilleengen, Anne Marie; Aarsand, Marie Lerseth; Strand, Tor A; Barikmo, Ingrid; Henjum, Sigrun. 2017. Infant feeding practices in the Saharawi refugee camps Algeria, a cross-sectional study among children from birth to six months of age. International Breastfeeding Journal. 12:8: 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s13006-016-0098-1
  • Aakre, Inger; Strand, Tor A; Moubarek, Khalil; Barikmo, Ingrid; Henjum, Sigrun. 2017. Associations between thyroid dysfunction and developmental status in children with excessive iodine status. PLOS ONE. 12. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187241
  • Ahmed, Tahmeed; Bhutta, Zulfiqar; Caulfield, Laura; Guerrant, Richard; Houpt, Eric; Kang, Gagandeep; Kosek, Margaret N.; Lee, Gwenyth; Lima, Aldo; McCormick, Benjamin J.J.; Platts-Mills, James; Seidman, Jessica; Svendsen, Erling; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Causal Pathways from Enteropathogens to Environmental Enteropathy: Findings from the MAL-ED Birth Cohort Study. EBioMedicine. 18: 109-117. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.02.024
  • Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Ulak, Manjeswori; Kvestad, Ingrid; Shrestha, Merina; Ranjitkar, Suman; Basnet, Sudha; Hysing, Mari; Shrestha, Laxman; Strand, Tor A. 2017. The effects of vitamin B12 supplementation in pregnancy and postpartum on growth and neurodevelopment in early childhood: Study Protocol for a Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial. BMJ Open. 8. Published 2017-08-29. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016434
  • Chowdhury, Ranadip; Taneja, Sunita; Bhandari, Nita; Kvestad, Ingrid; Strand, Tor A; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan. 2017. Vitamin-D status and neurodevelopment and growth in young north Indian children: a secondary data analysis. Nutrition Journal. 16:59: 1-8. doi: 10.1186/s12937-017-0285-y
  • Chowdhury, Ranadip; Taneja, Sunita; Bhandari, Nita; Sinha, Bireshwar; Upadhyay, Ravi Prakash; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Vitamin-D deficiency predicts infections in young north Indian children: A secondary data analysis. PLoS ONE. 12:e0170509: 1-12. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170509
  • Chowdhury, Ranadip; Taneja, Sunita; Mazumder, Sarmila; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Gender differences in infant survival: a secondary data analysis in rural North India. BMJ Open. 7:e014179: 1-8. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014179
  • Haugen, Johanne; Basnet, Sudha; Hardang, Ingrid Marie; Sharma, Arun; Mathisen, Maria; Shrestha, Prakash; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Vitamin D status is associated with treatment failure and duration of illness in Nepalese children with severe pneumonia. Pediatric Research. 82: 986-993. doi: 10.1038/pr.2017.71
  • Haugen, Johanne; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Ulak, Manjeswori; Mathisen, Maria; Basnet, Sudha; Brokstad, Karl Albert; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Strand, Tor A. 2017. 25-hydroxy-vitamin D concentration is not affected by severe or non-severe pneumonia, or inflammation, in young children. Nutrients. 9:52: 1-11. doi: 10.3390/nu9010052
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Lie, Øyvind; Ulak, Manjeswori; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L.; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Fawzi, Wafaie W.; Strand, Tor A; Malde, Marian Kjellevold. 2017. Erythrocyte fatty acid composition of Nepal breast-fed infants. European Journal of Nutrition. 57: 1003-1013. Published 2017-02-25. doi: 10.1007/s00394-017-1384-4
  • Kumar, Tivendra; Taneja, Sunita; Sachdev, Harshpal S; Refsum, Helga; Yajnik, Chittaranjan S.; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Supplementation of vitamin B12 or folic acid on hemoglobin concentration in children 6-36 months of age: A randomized placebo controlled trial. Clinical Nutrition. 36: 986-991. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.07.002
  • Kvestad, Ingrid; Hysing, Mari; Shrestha, Merina; Ulak, Manjeswori; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L.; Henjum, Sigrun; Ueland, Per Magne; Midttun, Øivind; Fawzi, Wafaie; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Vitamin B-12 status in infancy is positively associated with development and cognitive functioning 5 y later in Nepalese children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 105: 1122-1131. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.144931
  • Lahelle, Andreas; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Når helseformidling går på troverdigheten løs – hvem skal vi tro på da? Forskning.no. Published 2017-12-20.
  • Schwinger, Catherine; Fadnes, Lars T.; Shrestha, Sanjaya Kumar; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Binob; Ulak, Manjeswori; Bodhidatta, Ladaporn; Mason, Carl J.; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Predicting undernutrition at age 2 years with early attained weight and length compared with weight and length velocity. Journal of Pediatrics. 182: 127-132.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.013
  • Shi, Ting; McAllister, David A.; O'Brien, Katherine L.; Simoes, Eric A.F.; Madhi, Shabir A.; Gessner, Bradford D.; Polack, Fernando P.; Balsells, Evelyn; Acácio, Sozinho; Aguayo, Claudia; Alassani, Issifou; Ali, Asad; Antonio, Martin; Awasthi, Shally; Awori, Juliet O.; Azziz-Baumgartner, Eduardo; Baggett, Henry C.; Baillie, Vicky L.; Balmaseda, Angel; Barahona, Alfredo; Basnet, Sudha; Bassat, Quique; Basualdo, Wilma; Bigogo, Godfrey; Bont, Louis; Breiman, Robert F.; Brooks, W. Abdullah; Broor, Shobha; Bruce, Nigel G.; Bruden, Dana; Buchy, Philippe; Campbell, Stuart; Carosone-Link, Phyllis; Chadha, Mandeep; Chipeta, James; Chou, Monidarin; Clara, Wilfrido; Cohen, Cheryl; de Cuellar, Elizabeth; Dang, Duc-Anh; Dash-yandag, Budragchaagiin; Deloria-Knoll, Maria; Dherani, Mukesh; Eap, Tekchheng; Ebruke, Bernard E.; Echavarria, Marcela; de Freitas Lázaro, Carla Cecília; Fasce, Rodrigo A.; Feikin, Daniel R.; Feng, Luzhao; Gentile, Angela; Gordon, Aubree; Goswami, Doli; Goyet, Sophie; Groome, Michelle J.; Halasa, Natasha; Hirve, Siddhivinayak; Homaira, Nusrat; Howie, Stephen R.C.; Jara, Jorge; Jroundi, Imane; Kartasasmita, Cissy B.; Khuri-Bulos, Najwa; Kotloff, Karen L.; Krishnan, Anand; Libster, Romina; Lopéz, Olga Millán; Lucero, Marilla G.; Lucion, Florencia; Lupisan, Socorro P.; Marcone, Debora N.; McCracken, John P.; Mejia, Mario; Moisi, Jennifer C.; Montgomery, Joel M.; Moore, David P.; Moraleda, Cinta; Moyes, Jocelyn; Munywoki, Patrick K.; Mutyara, Kuswandewi; Nicol, Mark P.; Nokes, D James; Nymadawa, Pagbajabyn; da Costa Oliveir, Maria Tereza; Oshitani, Histoshi; Pandey, Nitin; Paranhos-Baccalà, Gláucia; Phillips, Lia N.; Picot, Valentina Sanchez; Rahman, Mustafizur; Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Mala; Rasmussen, Zeba A.; Rath, Barbara A; Robinson, Annick; Romero, Candice; Russomando, Graciela; Salimi, Vahid; Sawatwong, Pongpun; Scheltema, Nienke; Schweiger, Brunhilde; Scott, J. Anthony G.; Seidenberg, Phil; Shen, Kunling; Singleton, Rosalyn; Sotomayor, Viviana; Strand, Tor A; Sutanto, Agustinus; Sylla, Mariam; Tapia, Milagritos D.; Thamthitiwat, Somsak; Thomas, Elizabeth D.; Tokarz, Rafal; Turner, Claudia; Venter, Marietjie; Waicharoen, Sunthareeya; Wang, Jianwei; Watthanaworawit, Wanitda; Yoshida, Lay-Myint; Yu, Hongjie; Zar, Heather J.; Campbell, Harry; Nair, Harish. 2017. Global, regional, and national disease burden estimates of acute lower respiratory infections due to respiratory syncytial virus in young children in 2015: a systematic review and modelling study. The Lancet. 390: 946-958. Published 2017-09-02. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30938-8
  • Shrestha, Merina; Ulak, Manjeswori; Strand, Tor A; Kvestad, Ingrid; Hysing, Mari. 2017. How much do Nepalese mothers know about child development? Early Child Development and Care. 189: 135-142. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2017.1304391
  • Singh, Prashant; Arora, Ananya; Strand, Tor A; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Lodha, Rakesh; Kabra, Sushil Kumar; Aneja, Satinder; Natchu, Uma Chandra Mouli; Chandra, Jagdish; Rath, Bimbadhar; Sharma, Kumar; Kumari, Meena; Saini, Savita; Bhatnagar, Shinjini; Wadhwa, Nitya. 2017. Predictors of death in infants with probable serious bacterial infection. Pediatric Research. 83: 784-790. Published 2017-11-22. doi: 10.1038/pr.2017.299
  • Strand, Tor A; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Kvestad, Ingrid; Hysing, Mari; Shrestha, Merina; Basnet, Sudha; Ranjitkar, Suman; Shrestha, Laxman; Shrestha, Prakash S. 2017. The effect of vitamin B12 supplementation in Nepalese infants on growth and development: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 18:187: 1-9. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-1937-0
  • Wadhwa, Nitya; Basnet, Sudha; Natchu, Uma Chandra Mouli; Shrestha, Laxman P.; Bhatnagar, Shinjini; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor A; Ramji, Siddarth; Aggarwal, Kailash Chander; Chellani, Harish; Govil, Anuradha; Jajoo, Mamta; Mathur, N.B.; Bhatt, Meenakshi; Mohta, Anup; Ansari, Imran; Basnet, Srijana; Chapagain, Ram H.; Shah, Ganesh P.; Shrestha, Binod M. 2017. Zinc as an adjunct treatment for reducing case fatality due to clinical severe infection in young infants: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology. 18:56: 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s40360-017-0162-5
  • Aakre, Inger; Strand, Tor A; Bjøro, Trine; Nordheim, Ingrid; Barikmo, Ingrid; Ares, Susana; Alcorta, Marta Duque; Henjum, Sigrun. 2016. Thyroid function among breastfed children with chronically excessive iodine intakes. Nutrients. 8:398. doi: 10.3390/nu8070398
  • Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Henjum, Sigrun; Ulak, Manjeswori; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L; Ulvik, Rune Johan; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Locks, Lindsey; Fawzi, Wafaie W.; Strand, Tor A. 2016. The prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency is more common in breastfed infants than their mothers in Bhaktapur, Nepal. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 70: 456-462. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.199
  • Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Ulak, Manjeswori; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Schneede, Jørn; Ueland, Per Magne; Strand, Tor A. 2016. Nutritional intake and status of cobalamin and folate among non-pregnant women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 8:375. doi: 10.3390/nu8060375
  • Haugen, Johanne; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Henjum, Sigrun; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew; Ueland, Per Magne; Midtun, Øivind; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Strand, Tor A. 2016. Low Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Nepalese Infants Despite High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Their Mothers. Nutrients. 8: E825. Published 2016-12-21. doi: 10.3390/nu8120825
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Malde, Marian Kjellevold; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Frøyland, Livar; Strydom, Emmerentia E.; Dhansay, Muhammed A.; Strand, Tor A. 2016. Iodine concentration in breastmilk and urine among lactating women of Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 8: 255. doi: 10.3390/nu8050255
  • Singh, Prashant; Shubangi, Arora; Lal, Suman; Strand, Tor; Makharia, Govind K. 2016. Celiac disease in women with infertility: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 50: 33-39. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000285
  • Singh, Prashant; Shubangi, Arora; Singh, Alka; Strand, Tor; Makharia, Govind K. 2016. Prevalence of Celiac disease in Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 31: 1095-1101. Published 2015-12-18. doi: 10.1111/jgh.13270
  • Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L.; Henjum, Sigrun; Ueland, Per Magne; Midttun, Øivind; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Fawzi, Wafaie W.; Graybill, Lauren; Strand, Tor A. 2016. Vitamin status among breastfed infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 8:149. doi: 10.3390/nu8030149
  • Aakre, Inger; Bjøro, Trine; Nordheim, Ingrid; Strand, Tor; Barikmo, Ingrid; Henjum, Sigrun. 2015. Excessive iodine intake and thyroid dysfunction among lactating Saharawi women. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 31: 279-284. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2014.09.009
  • Aakre, Inger; Bjøro, Trine; Nordheim, Ingrid; Strand, Tor; Barikmo, Ingrid; Henjum, Sigrun. 2015. Development of thyroid dysfunction among women with excessive iodine intake - A 3-year follow-up. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 31: 61-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2015.03.004
  • Basnet, Sudha; Mathisen, Maria; Strand, Tor. 2015. Oral zinc and common childhood infections-An update. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 31: 163-166. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2014.05.006
  • Basnet, Sudha; Sharma, Arun; Mathisen, Maria; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Ghimire, Ram Kumar; Shrestha, Dhiraj Man; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor. 2015. Predictors of duration and treatment failure of severe pneumonia in hospitalized young nepalese children. PLoS ONE. 10. 11 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122052
  • Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Ulak, Manjeswori; Adhikari, Ramesh K.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor. 2015. Prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among young children with acute diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Healthcare. 3: 593-606. Published 2015-07-21. doi: 10.3390/healthcare3030593
  • Degerud, Eirik Magnus Meek; Manger, Mari Skar; Strand, Tor; Dierkes, Jutta. 2015. Bioavailability of iron, zinc, folate and vitamin A when fortified in condiments and seasonings. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1357: 29-42. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12947
  • Ellefsen, Stian; Hammarström, Daniel; Strand, Tor; Zacharoff, Erika; Whist, Jon Elling; Rauk, Irene; Nygård, Håvard; Vegge, Geir; Hanestadhaugen, Marita; Wernbom, Mathias; Cumming, Kristoffer Toldnes; Rønning, Roar Eng; Raastad, Truls; Rønnestad, Bent. 2015. Blood flow-restricted strength training displays high functional and biological efficacy in women: a within-subject comparison with high-load strength training. American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 309: R767-R779. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00497.2014
  • Haugen, Johanne; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Brokstad, Karl Albert; Mathisen, Maria; Ulak, Manjeswori; Basnet, Sudha; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Strand, Tor. 2015. Cytokine concentrations in plasma from children with severe and non-severe community acquired pneumonia. PLoS ONE. 10:e018978. 16 pages. Published 2015-09-25. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138978
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Torheim, Liv Elin; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L.; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Fawzi, Wafaie W.; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Strand, Tor. 2015. Low dietary diversity and micronutrient adequacy among lactating women in a peri-urban area of Nepal. Public Health Nutrition. 17: 3201-3210. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015000671
  • Kvestad, Ingrid; Taneja, Sunita; Hysing, Mari; Kumar, Tivendra; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor. 2015. Diarrhea, stimulation and growth predict neurodevelopment in young North Indian Children. PLoS ONE. 10:e0121743. 13 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121743
  • Kvestad, Ingrid; Taneja, Sunita; Kumar, Tivendra; Hysing, Mari; Refsum, Helga; Yajnik, Chittaranjan S.; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor. 2015. Vitamin B12 and folic acid improve gross motor and problem-solving skills in young North Indian children: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. PLoS ONE. 10. 15 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129915
  • Nygård, Håvard; Slettaløkken, Gunnar; Vegge, Geir; Hollan, Ivana; Whist, Jon Elling; Strand, Tor; Rønnestad, Bent; Ellefsen, Stian. 2015. Irisin in Blood Increases Transiently after Single Sessions of Intense Endurance Exercise and Heavy Strength Training. PLoS ONE. 10. 12 pages. Published 2015-03-17. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121367
  • Platts-Mills, James A.; Babji, Sudhir; Bodhidatta, Ladaporn; Gratz, Jean; Haque, Rashidul; Havt, Alexandre; McCormick, Benjamin J.J.; McGrath, Monica; Olortegui, Maribel Paredes; Samie, Amidou; Shakoor, Sadia; Mondal, Dinesh; Lima, Ila F.N.; Hariraju, Dinesh; Rayamajhi, Bishnu B.; Qureshi, Shahida; Kabir, Furqan; Yori, Pablo P.; Mufamadi, Brenda; Amour, Caroline; Carreon, JDaniel; Richard, Stephanie A.; Lang, Dennis; Bessong, Pascal; Mduma, Esto; Ahmed, Tahmeed; Lima, Aldo A.A.M.; Mason, Carl J.; Zaidi, Anita K.M.; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Kosek, Margaret; Guerrant, Richard L.; Gottlieb, Michael; Miller, Mark; Kang, Gagandeep; Houpt, Eric R.; Strand, Tor A; Svensen, Erling. 2015. Pathogen-specific burdens of community diarrhoea in developing countries: a multisite birth cohort study (MAL-ED). The Lancet Global Health. 3: e564-e575. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00151-5
  • Singh, Prashant; Arora, Shubhangi; Lal, Suman; Strand, Tor; Makharia, Govind K. 2015. Risk of celiac disease in the first- and second-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 110: 1539-1548. Published 2015-09-29. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.296
  • Singh, Prashant; Wadhwa, Nitya; Lodha, Rakesh; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Aneja, Satinder; Natchu, Uma Chandra Mouli; Chandra, Jagdish; Rath, Bimbadhar; Sharma, Vinod Kumar; Kumari, Mohini; Saini, Saviti; Kabra, Sushil Kumar; Bhatnagar, Shinjini; Strand, Tor A. 2015. Predictors of time to recovery in infants with probable serious bacterial infection. PLoS ONE. 10. 11 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124594
  • Strand, Tor; Taneja, Sunita; Kumar, Tivendra; Manger, Mari Skar; Refsum, Helga; Yajnik, Chittaranjan S.; Bhandari, Nita. 2015. Vitamin B-12, folic acid, and growth in 6- to 30-month-old children: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics. 135: e918-e926. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1848
  • Ellefsen, Stian; Vikmoen, Olav; Slettaløkken, Gunnar; Whist, Jon Elling; Nygård, Håvard; Hollan, Ivana; Rauk, Irene; Vegge, Geir; Strand, Tor A; Raastad, Truls; Rønnestad, Bent. 2014. Irisin and FNDC5: effects of 12-week strength training, and relations to muscle phenotype and body mass composition in untrained women. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 114: 1875-1888. doi: 10.1007/s00421-014-2922-x
  • Ellefsen, Stian; Vikmoen, Olav; Zacharoff, Erika; Rauk, Irene; Slettaløkken, Gunnar; Hammarström, Daniel; Strand, Tor A; Whist, Jon Elling; Hanestadhaugen, Marita; Vegge, Geir; Fagernes, Cathrine Elisabeth; Nygård, Håvard; Hollan, Ivana; Rønnestad, Bent. 2014. Reliable determination of training-induced alterations in muscle fiber composition in human skeletal muscle using quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 24: e332-e342. Published 2014-02-20. doi: 10.1111/sms.12185
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Manger, Mari Skar; Skeie, Eli; Ulak, Manjeswori; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L.; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Locks, Lindsey; Ulvik, Rune Johan; Fawzi, Wafaie W.; Strand, Tor A. 2014. Iron deficiency is uncommon among lactating women in urban Nepal, despite a high risk of inadequate dietary iron intake. British Journal of Nutrition. 112: 132-141. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514000592
  • Kumar, Tivendra; Taneja, Sunita; Yajnik, Chittaranjan S.; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor. 2014. Prevalence and predictors of anemia in a population of North Indian children. Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.). 30: 531-537. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.09.015
  • Mazumder, Sarmila; Taneja, Sunita; Bahl, Rajiv; Mohan, Pavitra; Strand, Tor; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Kirkwood, Betty; Goyal, Nidhi; Van Den Hombergh, Henri; Martines, Jose Carlos; Bhandari, Nita. 2014. Effect of implementation of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness programme on treatment seeking practices for morbidities in infants: cluster randomised trial. BMJ (British Medical Journal). 349:g4988. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g4988
  • Rongsen-Chandola, Temsunaro; Strand, Tor; Goyal, Nidhi; Flem, Elmira; Singh Rathore, Sudeep; Arya, Alok; Winje, Brita Askeland; Lazarus, Robin; Shanmugasundaram, Elango; Babji, Sudhir; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Vainio, M Kirsti; Kang, Gagandeep; Bhandari, Nita. 2014. Effect of withholding breastfeeding on the immune response to a live oral rotavirus vaccine in North Indian infants. Vaccine. 32: A134-A139. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.04.078
  • Rongsen-Chandola, Temsunaro; Winje, Brita Askeland; Goyal, Nidhi; Rathore, Sudeep Singh; Mahesh, Madhu; Ranjan, Rajat; Arya, Alok; Rafiqi, Farhana Afzal; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor. 2014. Compliance of mothers following recommendations to breastfeed or withhold breast milk during rotavirus vaccination in North India: A randomized clinical trial. Trials. 15. 7 pages. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-256
  • Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Shrestha, Sanjaya Kumar; Bodhidatta, Ladaporn; Strand, Tor; Shrestha, Binob; Shrestha, Rita; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Ulak, Manjeswori; Mason, Carl J. 2014. Bhaktapur, Nepal: The MAL-ED birth cohort study in Nepal. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 59: S300-S303. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu459
  • Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Adhikari, Ramesh K.; Sharma, Pushpa R.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Refsum, Helga; Strand, Tor. 2014. Cobalamin and folate status in 6 to 35 months old children presenting with acute diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. PLoS ONE. 9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090079
  • Bates, Michael N.; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Pokhrel, Amod K.; Mathisen, Maria; Basnet, Sudha; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Strand, Tor A; Smith, Kirk R. 2013. Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Childhood and Household Fuel Use in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Environmental Health Perspectives. 121: 637-642. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1205491
  • Kvestad, Ingrid; Taneja, Sunita; Kumar, Tivendra; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor A; Hysing, Mari. 2013. The assessment of developmental status using the Ages and Stages questionnaire-3 in nutritional research in north Indian young children. Nutrition Journal. 12. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-12-50
  • Strand, Tor A; Taneja, Sunita; Ueland, Per Magne; Refsum, Helga; Bahl, Rajiv; Schneede, Jørn; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bhandari, Nita. 2013. Cobalamin and folate status predicts mental development scores in North Indian children 12-18 mo of age. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 97: 310-317. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.032268
  • Taneja, Sunita; Strand, Tor A; Kumar, Tivendra; Mahesh, Madhu; Mohan, Sanjana; Manger, Mari Skar; Refsum, Helga; Yajnik, Chittaranjan S.; Bhandari, Nita. 2013. Folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation and common infections in 6-30-mo-old children in India: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 98: 731-737. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.059592
  • Basnet, Sudha; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Sharma, Arun; Mathisen, Maria; Prasai, Renu; Bhandari, Nita; Adhikari, Ramesh K.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Strand, Tor A. 2012. A randomized controlled trial of zinc as adjuvant therapy for severe pneumonia in young children. Pediatrics. 129: 701-708. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3091
  • Bhandari, Nita; Mazumder, Sarmila; Taneja, Sunita; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor A. 2012. Effect of implementation of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) programme on neonatal and infant mortality: cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ (British Medical Journal). 344. 13 pages. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e1634
  • Bhatnagar, Shinjini; Natchu, Uma Chandra Mouli; Wadhwa, Nitya; Lodha, Rakesh; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor A. 2012. Zinc for probable serious bacterial infection in infants reply. The Lancet. 380: 1144-1144.
  • Bhatnagar, Shinjini; Wadhwa, Nitya; Aneja, Satinder; Lodha, Rakesh; Kabra, Sushil Kabra; Natchu, Uma Chandra Mouli; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Dutta, Ashok Kumar; Chandra, Jagdish; Rath, Bimbadhar; Sharma, Mamta; Sharma, Vinod Kumar; Kumari, Mohini; Strand, Tor Arne. 2012. Zinc as adjunct treatment in infants aged between 7 and 120 days with probable serious bacterial infection: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet. 379: 2072-2078. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60477-2
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Barikmo, Ingrid Elisabet; Strand, Tor A; Oshaug, Arne; Torheim, Liv Elin. 2012. Iodine-induced goitre and high prevalence of anaemia among Saharawi refugee women. Public Health Nutrition. 7 pages. doi: 10.1017/S1368980011002886
  • Strand, Tor A; Ellefsen, Stian. 2012. Nivåinndeling av tidsskrifter. Forskerforum. Published 2012-10-04.
  • Strand, Tor A; Sharma, Pushpa R; Gjessing, Håkon K.; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Adhikari, Ramesh K; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2012. Risk factors for extended duration of acute diarrhea in young children. PLoS ONE. 7. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036436
  • Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Mellander, Lotta; Shrestha, Prakash S; Strand, Tor A. 2012. Infant feeding practices in Bhaktapur, Nepal: across-sectional, health facility based survey. International Breastfeeding Journal. 7. 8 pages. doi: 10.1186/1746-4358-7-1
  • Manger, Mari Skar; Strand, Tor A; Taneja, Sunita; Refsum, Helga; Ueland, Per Magne; Nygård, Ottar; Schneede, Jørn; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bhandari, Nita. 2011. Cobalamin Status Modifies the Effect of Zinc Supplementation on the Incidence of Prolonged Diarrhea in 6-to 30-Month-Old North Indian Children. Journal of Nutrition. 141: 1108-1113. doi: 10.3945/jn.110.127415
  • Manger, Mari Skar; Taneja, Sunita; Strand, Tor A; Ueland, Per Magne; Refsum, Helga; Schneede, Jørn; Nygård, Ottar; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bhandari, Nita. 2011. Poor folate status predicts persistent diarrhea in 6- to 30-month-old north Indian children. Journal of Nutrition. 141: 2226-2232. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.144220
  • Mathisen, Maria; Basnet, Sudha; Sharma, Arun; Shrestha, Prakash S; Sharma, Biswa Nath; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor A. 2011. RNA viruses in young Nepalese children hospitalized with severe pneumonia. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 30: 1032-1036. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31822f845f
  • Wadhwa, Natya; Natchu, Uma Chandra Mouli; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor A; Kapoor, V ishal; Saini, Savita; Kainth, Udaypal S.; Bhatnagar, Shinjini. 2011. ORS containing zinc does not reduce duration or stool volume of acute diarrhea in hospitalized children. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN. 53: 161-167. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e318213ca55
  • Chandyo, Ram K; Shrestha, Prakash S; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Mathisen, Maria; Basnet, Sudha; Ulak, Manjeswori; Adhikari, Ramesh K; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor Arne. 2010. Two weeks of zinc administration to Nepalese children with pneumonia does not reduce the incidence of pneumonia or diarrhea during the next six months. Journal of Nutrition. 140: 1677-1682. doi: 10.3945/jn.109.117978
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Barikmo, Ingrid Elisabet; Gjerlaug, Anne Karine; Abderrahman, Mohamed; Oshaug, Arne; Strand, Tor A; Torheim, Liv Elin. 2010. Endemic goitre and excessive iodine in urine and drinking water among Saharawi refugee children. Public Health Nutrition. 13: 1472-1477. Published 2010-04-01. doi: 10.1017/S1368980010000650
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Barikmo, Ingrid; Oshaug, Arne; Strand, Tor A; Torheim, Liv Elin. 2010. Overweight and anaemia in Saharawi refugee women. Public Health Nutrition. 9(A). 103.
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Strand, Tor A; Oshaug, Arne; Parr, Christine Louise; Torheim, Liv Elin. 2010. Data quality and practical challenges of thyroid volume assessment by ultrasound under field conditions - observer errors may affect prevalence estimates of goitre. Nutrition Journal. 9. 7 pages. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-9-66
  • Mathisen, Maria; Strand, Tor Arne; Sharma, Biswa N; Chandyo, Ram K; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Basnet, Sudha; Adhakari, Ramesh K; Hvidsten, Dag; Shrestha, Prakash S; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2010. Clinical presentation and severity of viral community-acquired pneumonia in young Nepalese children. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 29: e1-e6. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181c2a1b9
  • Mathisen, Maria; Strand, Tor Arne; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Basnet, Sudha; Sharma, Biswa N; Adhikari, Ramesh K; Hvidsten, Dag; Shrestha, Prakash S; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2010. Respiratory viruses in Nepalese children with and without pneumonia: a case-control study. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 29: 731-735. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181d9bcce
  • Taneja, Sunita; Strand, Tor A; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bahl, Rajiv; Bhandari, Nita. 2010. Zinc supplementation for four months does not affect growth in young north Indian children. Journal of Nutrition. 140: 630-634. doi: 10.3945/jn.109.115766
  • Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Strand, Tor A. 2010. The effect of zinc on pneumonia in children: is it really ineffective? Reply. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 92: 998-999. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2010.30145
  • Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Shrestha, Prakash S; Chandyo, Ram K; Mathisen, Maria; Basnet, Sudha; Bhandari, Nita; Adhikari, Ramesh K; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor Arne. 2010. A randomized controlled trial of the effect of zinc as adjuvant therapy in children 2-35 mo of age with severe or nonsevere pneumonia in Bhaktapur, Nepal. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 91: 1667-1674. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.28907
  • Chandyo, RK; Strand, Tor Arne; Mathisen, M; Ulak, M; Adhikari, RK; Bolann, BJ; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2009. Zinc deficiency is common among healthy women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Journal of Nutrition. 139: 594-597. doi: 10.3945/jn.108.102111
  • Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Valentiner-Branth, P; Mathisen, Maria; Basnet, Sudha; Ulak, M; Adhikari, RK; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor A. 2009. EFFICACY OF SHORT COURSE ORAL ZINC GIVEN DURING PNEUMONIA ON SUBSEQUENT MORBIDITY AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN IN NEPAL. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 264-264.
  • Manger, Mari Skar; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Strand, Tor A; Taneja, Sunita; Bahl, Rajiv; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Refsum, Helga; Ueland, Per Magne; Schneede, Jørn; Bhandari, Nita. 2009. DOES VITAMIN B12 OR FOLATE STATUS MODIFY THE IMPACT OF ZINC SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE INCIDENCE OF DIARRHEA? Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 261-262.
  • Mathisen, Maria; Strand, Tor A; Sharma, Biswa N; Chandyo, Ram K; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Basnet, Sudha; Adhikari, Ramesh K; Hvidsten, Dag; Shrestha, Prakash S; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2009. RNA viruses in community-acquired childhood pneumonia in semi-urban Nepal; a cross-sectional study. BMC Medicine. 7. 12 pages. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-7-35
  • Strand, Tor A; Sharma, PR; Chandyo, RK; Refsum, Helga; Ulak, M; Adhikari, RK; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2009. FOLATE AND VITAMIN B12 STATUS IN YOUNG NEPALESE CHILDREN. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 488-489.
  • Strand, Tor A; Sunita, T; Bhandari, Nita; Schneede, Jørn; Refsum, H; Ueland, PM; Bahl, R; Sommerfelt, HM; Bhan, MK. 2009. VITAMIN B12, BUT NOT FOLATE STATUS PREDICTS MENTAL DEVELOPMENT SCORES IN NORTH INDIAN TODDLERS. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 691-692.
  • Taneja, S.; Strand, Tor A; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bahl, Rajiv; Bhandari, N. 2009. ZINC SUPPLEMENTATION FOR FOUR MONTHS DOES NOT HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL EFFECT ON GROWTH IN YOUNG NORTH INDIAN CHILDREN. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 689-689.
  • Hembre, Berit Sofie Hustad; Briles, David E; Grewal, Harleen; Strand, Tor A. 2008. Effect of high dose oral zinc in mice with severe infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 40: 363-367. doi: 10.1080/00365540701716833
  • Mathisen, Maria; Strand, Tor A; Sharma, Biswa N.; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Valentiner-Branth, Palle; Basnet, Sudha; Adhikari, Ramesh K; Hvidsten, Dag; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2008. RNA Viruses Are an Important Cause of Community-acquired Pneumonia in Nepalese Children Living in a Semi-urban District in Kathmandu Valley. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 12: E56-E56. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.05.030
  • Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Strand, Tor A; Ulvik, Rune Johan; Adhikari, Ramesh K; Ulak, Manju S; Dixit, Hemang; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2007. Prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among healthy women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 61: 262-269. doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602508
  • Strand, Tor A; Taneja, Sunita; Bhandari, Nita; Refsum, Helga; Ueland, Per Magne; Gjessing, Håkon K.; Bahl, Rajiv; Schneede, Joern; Bhan, Maharaj K; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2007. Folate, but not vitamin B-12 status, predicts respiratory morbidity in north Indian children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 86: 139-144.
  • Taneja, Sunita; TaneJa, S; Bhandari, Nita; Strand, Tor A; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Sonnnerfelt, H; Refsum, Helga; Ueland, Per Magne; Schneede, Jørn; Bahl, Rajiv; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan. 2007. Cobalamin and folate status in infants and young children in a low-to-middle income community in India. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 86: 1302-1309.
  • Strand, Tor A; Mathisen, Maria. 2005. Zinc and childhood infections: From the laboratory to new treatment recommendations. Norsk Epidemiologi. 15: 151-158.
  • Robberstad, Bjarne; Strand, Tor A; Black, Robert E; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2004. Cost-effectiveness of zinc as adjunct therapy for acute childhood diarrhoea in developing countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 87: 523-531.
  • Strand, Tor A; Adhikari, Ramesh K; Chandyo, Ram K; Sharma, Pushpa R; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2004. Predictors of plasma zinc concentrations in children with acute diarrhea. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 79: 451-456. Published 2004-04-01.
  • Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Klomstad, Skjalg; Andersen, Per Kragh; Strand, Tor A; Ulvik, Rune Johan; Åhrén, Christina; Grewal, Harleen M. S. 2003. Intestinal and systemic immune responses to an oral B-subunit-whole-cell cholera vaccine administered during zinc supplementation. Infection and Immunity. 71: 3909-3913.
  • Strand, TA; Aaberge, Ingeborg Aase S.; Maage, A; Ulvestad, E; Sommerfelt, M. 2003. The immune response to pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in zink-depleted mice. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 58: 76-80.
  • Strand, Tor A; Aaberge, IS; Maage, Amund; Ulvestad, Elling; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2003. The immune response to pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in zinc depleted mice. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 58: 76-80.
  • Strand, Tor A; Hollingshead, SK; Julshamn, K; Briles, DE; Blomberg, Bjørn; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2003. Effects of zinc deficiency and pneumococcal surface protein A immunization on zinc status and the risk of severe infection in mice. Infection and Immunity. 71: 2009-2013.
  • Strand, Tor A; Hollingshead, SK; Julshamn, Kåre; Briles, David E; Blomberg, Bjørn; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2003. Effects of zinc deficiency and pneumococcal surface protein A immunization on zinc status and the risk of severe infection in mice. Infection and Immunity. 71: 2009-2013.
  • Bahl, Rajiv; Bhandari, Nita; Saksena, M.; Strand, Tor A; Kumar, G.T.; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2002. Efficacy of Zinc-fortified oral rehydration solution in 6- to 35-month-old children with acute diarrhea. Journal of Pediatrics. 141: 677-682.
  • Bhandari, Nita; Bahl, Rajiv; Taneja, S.; Strand, Tor A; Mølbak, Kåre; Ulvik, Rune Johan; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan. 2002. Substantial Reduction in Severe Diarrheal Morbidity by Daily Zinc Supplementation in Young North Indian Children. Pediatrics. 109: 86.
  • Bhandari, Nita; Bahl, Rajiv; Taneja, S.; Strand, Tor A; Mølbak, Kåre; Ulvik, Rune Johan; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan. 2002. Effect of routine zinc supplementation on pneumonia in children aged 6 months to 3 years: randomised controlled trial in an urban slum. BMJ (British Medical Journal). 324: 1358-1362.
  • Strand, Tor A; Chandyo, RK; Bahl, Rajiv; Sharma, PR; Adhikari, RK; Bhandari, Nita; Ulvik, Rune Johan; Mølbak, Kåre; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2002. Effectiveness and efficacy of zinc for the treatment of acute diarrhea in young children. Pediatrics. 109: 898-903.
  • Bahl, Rajiv; Baqui, A; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Bhatnagar, S; Black, RE; Brooks, A; Cuevas, LE; Dutta, P; Frischer, R; Ghosh, S; Malhotra, S; Penny, M; Roy, SK; Sachdev, HPS; Sack, DA; Sazawal, S; Strand, Tor A. 2001. Effect of zinc supplementation on clinical course of acute diarrhoea, WHO Meeting Report, 2001. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. 19: 338-346.
  • Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Strand, Tor A. 2001. Micronutrient deficiency in children. Commentary. British Journal of Nutrition. 85: 199-203.
  • Strand, Tor A; Briles, DE; Gjessing, HK; Maage, Amund; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2001. Pneumococcal pulmonary infection, septicemia and survival in young zinc-depleted mice. British Journal of Nutrition. 86: 301-306.
Reports and theses
  • Källqvist, Torsten; Eklo, Ole Martin; Låg, Marit; Rakkestad, Kirsten Eline; Sipinen, Ville Erling; Steffensen, Inger-Lise; Agdestein, Angelika; Bodin, Johanna Eva; Elvevoll, Edel O.; Hemre, Gro Ingunn; Hessen, Dag Olav; Hofshagen, Merete; Husøy, Trine; Knutsen, Helle Katrine; Krogdahl, Åshild; Nilsen, Asbjørn Magne; Rafoss, Trond; Skjerdal, Olaug Taran; Strand, Tor A; Vandvik, Vigdis; Velle, Gaute; Wasteson, Yngvild; Alexander, Jan. 2019. Genetically modified glyphosate tolerant maize, soybean and oilseed rape versus conventionally grown varieties – agricultural practices, residues of glyphosate, other pesticides and metabolites, and implications for toxicity. Opinion of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM). VKM Report. 2019:06. Scientific Steering Committee of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment, Oslo, Norway. 104 pages.
  • Løvik, Martinus; Dahl, Lisbeth; Mangschou, Bente; Ulven, Stine Marie; Andersen, Lene Frost; Dalen, Knut Tomas; Holvik, Kristin; Parr, Christine Louise; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A. 2019. Assessment of dietary intake of fluoride and maximum limits of fluoride in food supplements. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM Report. 2019:12. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 51 pages.
  • Haugen, Margaretha; Frøyland, Livar; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Parr, Christine Louise; Holvik, Kristin. 2018. Assessment of dietary intake of manganese in relation to tolerable upper intake level. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM Report. 2018:02. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 32 pages.
  • Holvik, Kristin; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Parr, Christine Louise. 2018. Assessment of dietary intake of vitamin K and maximum limits for vitamin K in food supplements. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM Report. 2018:03. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safetyand Enviroment (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 40 pages.
  • Løvik, Martinus; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Parr, Christine Louise; Holvik, Kristin. 2018. Assessment of dietary intake of chromium (III) in relation to tolerable upper intake Level. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM Report. 2018:06. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Enviroment (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 36 pages.
  • Strand, Tor A; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Parr, Christine Louise; Holvik, Kristin. 2018. Assessment of dietary intake of molybdenum in relation to tolerable upper intake level. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM Report. 2018:05. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 28 pages.
  • Haugen, Margaretha; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Assessment of vitamin E intake in relation to tolerable upper intake Levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:04. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 40 pages.
  • Haugen, Margaretha; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Iversen, Per Ole. 2017. Assessment of vitamin B6 intake in relation to tolerable upper intake Levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:03. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 37 pages.
  • Haugen, Margaretha; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Holvik, Kristin. 2017. Assessment of dietary intake of potassium in relation to upper guidance Level. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:17. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 36 pages.
  • Haugen, Margaretha; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Holvik, Kristin. 2017. Assessment of Dietary Intake of Phosphorus in Relation to Tolerable Upper Intake Levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:18. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 34 pages.
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Iversen, Per Ole. 2017. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-aspartic acid. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:11. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 32 pages.
  • Holvik, Kristin; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A. 2017. Risk assessment of "other substances" - L-alanine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:12. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 30 pages.
  • Løvik, Martinus; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Iversen, Per Ole. 2017. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-threonine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:10. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 39 pages.
  • Løvik, Martinus; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Holvik, Kristin. 2017. Risk assessment of "other substances" – beta-alanine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:13. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 39 pages.
  • Stea, Tonje Holte; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Strand, Tor A; Holvik, Kristin. 2017. Assessment of dietary intake of nicotinic acid and nicotinamide in relation to tolerable upper intake levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:27. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 38 pages.
  • Strand, Tor A; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Iversen, Per Ole. 2017. Assessment of zinc intake in relation to tolerable upper intake Levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:06. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 29 pages.
  • Strand, Tor A; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Iversen, Per Ole. 2017. Assessment of iron intake in relation to tolerable upper intake Levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:05. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 28 pages.
  • Strand, Tor A; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Holvik, Kristin. 2017. Assessment of copper intake in relation to tolerable upper intake Levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:19. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 31 pages.
  • Strand, Tor A; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Holvik, Kristin. 2017. Assessment of selenium intake in relation to tolerable upper intake levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2017:20. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 30 pages.
  • Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-tyrosine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:61. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 34 pages.
  • Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-phenylalanine and DL-phenylalanine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:06. Norwegian Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 34 pages.
  • Haugen, Margaretha; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Frøyland, Livar; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Assessment of dietary intake of vitamin C and calcium in the Norwegian population. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:16. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 42 pages.
  • Haugen, Margaretha; Lillegaard, Inger Therese L.; Strand, Tor A; Frøyland, Livar; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of magnesium in food supplements. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:15. Norwegian Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 47 pages.
  • Henjum, Sigrun; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-lysine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:62. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 35 pages.
  • Holvik, Kristin; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-proline. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:60. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 38 pages.
  • Holvik, Kristin; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Løvik, Martinus; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-tryptophan. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:04. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 44 pages.
  • Holvik, Kristin; Iversen, Per Ole; Vaktskjold, Arild; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-histidine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:24. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 31 pages.
  • Iversen, Per Ole; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" - creatine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:56. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 40 pages.
  • Iversen, Per Ole; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" - conjugated linoleic acids. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:05. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 82 pages.
  • Løvik, Martinus; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" - L-glutamine and L-glutamic acid. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:25. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 57 pages.
  • Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine, the branched chain amino acids (BCAA). Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:33. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 35 pages.
  • Stea, Tonje Holte; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-serine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:59. Norwegian Scientific Committe for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 36 pages.
  • Strand, Tor A; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – L-methionine. Statement of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:57. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, Oslo, Norway. 12 pages.
  • Tell, Grethe S.; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Henjum, Sigrun; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Skålhegg, Bjørn Steen; Stea, Tonje Holte; Strand, Tor A; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" – glycine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:58. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 32 pages.
  • Tell, Grethe S.; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Strand, Tor A; Iversen, Per Ole. 2016. Risk assessment of "other substances" - L-arginine and arginine alpha-ketoglutarate. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2016:07. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 47 pages.
  • Bruzell, Ellen Merete; Granum, Berit; Hetland, Ragna Bogen; Husøy, Trine; Rohloff, Jens; Wicklund, Trude; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Vaktskjold, Arild; Iversen, Per Ole; Steffensen, Inger-Lise. 2015. General principles for the risk assessment of “other substances” in food supplements and energy drinks. Report of the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food and Cosmetics and the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2015:31. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, Oslo, Norway. 14 pages.
  • Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Vaktskjold, Arild; Iversen, Per Ole. 2015. Risk assessment of “other substances” – eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2015:27. Norwegian Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 65 pages.
  • Haugen, Margaretha; Frølich, Wenche; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Frøyland, Livar; Holven, Kirsten Bjørklund; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Meltzer, Helle Margrete; Iversen, Per Ole. 2015. Risk assessment of folic acid in food supplements. Scientific opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy. VKM Report. 2015:05. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 94 pages.
  • Meltzer, Helle Margrete; Holven, Kirsten Bjørklund; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Frølich, Wenche; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Strand, Tor A; Tell, Grethe S.; Iversen, Per Ole. 2015. Risk assessment of beta-carotene in food supplements. Scientific opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy. VKM Report. 2015:01. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 110 pages.
  • Strand, Tor A; Frøyland, Livar; Haugen, Margaretha; Holvik, Kristin; Løvik, Martinus; Tell, Grethe S.; Vaktskjold, Arild; Iversen, Per Ole. 2015. Risk assessment of “other substances” - L-cysteine and L-cystine. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM Report. 2015:20. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 44 pages.
  • Strand, Tor A. 2003. Zinc and infectious disease - studies of mice and men.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

 

1)    Shrestha PS, Shrestha SK, Bodhidatta L, Strand TA, Shrestha B, Shrestha R, Chandyo RK, Ulak M, Mason CJ. Bhaktapur, Nepal: The MAL-ED Birth Cohort Study in Nepal. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 1;59(suppl 4):S300-S303.

2)    SinghP, Shubangi A, Lal S, StrandTA, and Makharia GKCeliac disease in women with infertility: A meta-analysis. J of Clinical Gastroenterology in press

3)    Aakre I, Bjøro I, Norheim I, Strand TA, Henjum S. Excessive iodine intake and thyroid dysfunction among lactating Saharawi women J Trace Elem Med Biol in press

4)    Mazumder S, Taneja S, Bahl R, Mohan P, Strand TA, Sommerfelt H, Kirkwood BR, Goyal N, Van Den Hombergh H, Martines J, Bhandari N; on behalf of the IMNCI Evaluation Study Group. Effect of implementation of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness programme on treatment seeking practices for morbidities in infants: cluster randomised trial. BMJ. 2014 Aug 29;349:g4988. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g4988.

5)    Rongsen-Chandola T, Winje BA, Goyal N, Rathore SS, Mahesh M, Ranjan R, Arya A, Rafiqi FA, Bhandari N and Strand TA. Mother's compliance following recommendations to breastfeed or withhold breast milk during rotavirus vaccination in North India: a randomized clinical trial, Trials. 2014 Jun 28;15:256. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-256. PMID: 24976452

6)    Ellefsen S, Vikmoen O, Zacharoff E, Rauk I, Slettaløkken G, Strand TA, Whist JE, Hanestadhaug M, Vegge G, Fagernes CE, Nygaard H, Hollan I, Raastad T and Rønnestad BR Irisin and FNDC5 - effects of 12 wks strength training, and relations to muscle phenotype and body mass composition in untrained women, Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Sep;114(9):1875-88. doi: 10.1007/s00421-014-2922-x. Epub 2014 Jun 7. PMID: 24906447

7)    Basnet S, Mathisen M, and Strand TA Oral Zinc and common childhood infections - an update, J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2014 May 22

8)    Rongsen-Chandola T, Strand TA, Goyal N , Flem E, Singh D,  Arya A, Askeland Winje B, Lazarus R, Shanmugasundaram E, Babji S, Sommerfelt H, Vainio K,  Kang G, Bhandari N. Effect of Withholding Breastfeeding on the Immune Response to a Live Oral Rotavirus Vaccine in North Indian Infants, Vaccine. 2014 Aug 11;32 Suppl 1:A134-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.04.078. PMID: 25091668

9)    Henjum S, Manger M, Skeie E , Ulak M, Thorne-Lyman A, Chandyo R,  Shrestha PS, Locks L, Ulvik R, Fawzi W, Strand TA Iron deficiency is uncommon among lactating women in urban Nepal, despite high risk of  inadequate iron intake. Br J Nutr. 2014 Apr 8:1-10.

10)Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Adhikari RK, Sharma PR, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Strand TA, Cobalamin and folate status in  6 to 25 months old children presenting with diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. PLoS ONE 9(3): e90079. doi:10.1371/

11)Ellefsen S, Vikmoen O, Zacharoff E, Rauk I, Slettaløkken G, Strand TA, Whist JE, Hanestadhaug M, Vegge G, Fagernes CE, Nygaard H, Hollan I, Raastad T and Rønnestad BR Reliable determination of training-induced alterations in muscle fibre composition in human skeletal muscle using qPCR. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2014 Feb 20. doi: 10.1111/sms.12185. PMID: 24924099

12)Kumar T, Taneja  S, Mahesh M, Mohan S, Yajnik CS, Bhandari N, Strand TA. Prevalence and Predictors of Anemia in a Population of North Indian Children Nutrition. 2014 May;30(5):531-7db

13)Taneja  S, Strand TA Kumar T, Mahesh M, Mohan S, Manger MS, Refsum H Yajnik CS, and Bhandari. Folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation and common infections in 6-30-mo-old children in India: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. AJCN 2013, 98(3), 731–737.

14) Kvestad I, Taneja  S, Kumar T, Bhandari N, Strand TA, Hysing M. The assessment of developmental status using the Ages and Stages questionnaire-3 in nutritional research in north Indian young children. Nutrition J 23 April 2013

15)Bates M,  Chandyo RK, Pokherel A, Vallentiner Branth P,  Mathisen M,  Basnet S, Shrestha P, Strand TA, Smith K Childhood pneumonia and household fuel use in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Environmental Health Perspectives 17 Mar 2013 PMID: 23512278

16)Strand TA, Taneja S , Refsum H, Ueland PM, Bahl R, Schneede J, Sommerfelt H, Bhandari N. "Cobalamin and Folate Status Predicts Mental Development Scores in North Indian Children 12 to 18 months of age." Am J Clin Nutr Jan. 2013. PMID: 23283502

17)Bhatnagar S, Wadhwa N, Aneja S, Lodha R,  Kabra SK, Natchu UCM, Sommerfelt H,  Dutta AK, Chandra J, Bimbadhar R, Sharma M, Sharma VK, Kumari M, and Strand TA, Zinc as adjunct treatment in infants 1 week up to 4 months of age with probable serious bacterial infection: a placebo-controlled randomized trial Lancet 2012; 379(9831); 2072-2078

18) Strand TA, Sharma PR, Gjessing, HK, Ulak, M, Chandyo, RK, Adhikari, RK and Sommerfelt H Risk factors for extended duration of acute diarrhea in young children. PLoS One 2012;7(5):e36436.

19)Bhandari N, Mazumder S, Taneja S, Dube B, Sommerfelt H, Strand TA The Effect of Implementation of the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) Program on Neonatal and Infant Mortality: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial. BMJ 2012;344:e1634

20)Basnet S, Shrestha PS, Sharma A,  Mathisen M, Prasai R,  Bhandari N,  Adhikari RK,  Sommerfelt H ,  Valentiner-Branth P and Strand TA. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Zinc as Adjuvant Therapy for Severe Pneumonia in Young children. Pediatrics (129:3:2012)

21)Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Mellander L, Shrestha PS, Strand TA, Infant feeding practices in Bhaktapur, Nepal: A cross-sectional, health facility based survey. Int Breastfeeding Journal 2012, 7:1

22)Mathisen M, Basnet S, Sharma A,. Shrestha PS, Sharma BN, Valentiner-Branth P, Sommerfelt H, Strand TA "RNA viruses in young Nepalese children hospitalized with severe pneumonia: J Ped Inf Dis Dec 2011

23)Manger MS, Taneja S, Strand TA, Bahl R, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Schneede J,  Bhandari N and Bhan MK Folate status predicts diarrheal morbidity in 6 – 30 month old north Indian children. J. Nutr. 2011 141: 2226-2232

24)Henjum S; Barikmo I; Strand TA;  Oshaug A; Torheim LE. Iodine-induced goitre and high prevalence of anaemia among Saharawi refugee women. Public Health Nutr. Published online: Nov 07

25)Wadhwa N, Mouli UC,  Sommerfelt H, Strand TA, Kapoor V, Bhatnagar S, Oral rehydration solution containing zinc does not reduce duration of acute diarrhea in hospitalized children: a randomized controlled study. J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 53, 1610 (2011)

26)Manger MS, Strand TA, Taneja S, Bahl R, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Schneede J,  Bhandari N and Bhan MK Cobalamin status modifies the effect of zinc supplementation on the incidence of prolonged diarrhea in 6-30 month old North Indian children: J Nutr (2011), April 27

27)Henjum S, Strand TA, Torheim LE, Oshaug A, Parr CL “Challenges of thyroid volume assessment by ultrasound under field conditions - measurement errors may affect prevalence estimates of goitre” Nutrition J 2010, 9:66 (14 December 2010)

28)Chandyo RK, Shrestha PS, Valentiner-Branth P, Mathisen M , Basnet S, Sommerfelt H, Adhikari RK, and Strand TA Efficacy Of Short Course Oral Zinc Given During Pneumonia On Subsequent Morbidity Among Young Children In Nepal J Nutr (2010) vol. 140 (9) pp. 1677-82

29)Valentiner-Branth P, Shrestha PS, Chandyo RK, Mathisen M, Basnet S, Bhandari N, Adhikari RK, Sommerfelt H, Strand TA.A randomized controlled trial of the effect of zinc as adjuvant therapy in children 2-35 months of age with severe or non-severe pneumonia in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Am J Clin Nutr Apr. 2010

30)Henjum S, Barikmo I, Gjerlaug AK, Merras LA, Oshaug A, Strand TA,  Torheim LE. Endemic goiter and excessive iodine in urine and drinking water among Saharawi refugee children. Public Health Nutr. 2010 Apr 1:1-6

31)Mathisen M, Strand TA, Valentiner-Branth P, Sharma BN, Chandyo RK, Basnet S, Adhikari RK, Hvidsten D, Shrestha PS, Sommerfelt H.Respiratory viruses in Nepalese children with and without Pneumonia; a Case-Control study.: J Ped Inf Dis Mar 2010

32)Taneja S, Strand TA, Bhandari N, Sommerfelt H,Bahl R. Zinc supplementation for four months does not affect growth in young north Indian children. J Nutr (2010) vol. 140 (3) pp. 630-4

33)Mathisen M, Strand TA, Sharma BN, Chandyo RK, Valentiner-Branth P, Basnet S, Adhikari RK, Hvidsten D, Shrestha PS, Sommerfelt H.Clinical presentation and severity of viral community-acquired pneumonia in young Nepalese children. J Ped Inf Dis: 2010 Jan; 29(1): 1-6

34)Mathisen M, Strand TA, Sharma B, Chandyo R, Valentiner-Branth P, Basnet S, Adhikari R, Hvidsten D, Shrestha P, Sommerfelt H. RNA viruses in community-acquired childhood pneumonia in semi-urban Nepal; a cross-sectional study. BMC Medicine. 2009;7:35.

35)Chandyo RK, Strand TA, Mathisen M, Ulak M, Adhikari RK, Bolann BJ, et al. Zinc deficiency is common among healthy women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. J Nutr. 2009 Mar;139(3):594-7.

36)Hembre BS, Briles DE, Grewal HM, Strand TA. Effect of high dose oral zinc in mice with severe infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae. Scand J Infect Dis. 2008;40(5):363-7.

37)Taneja S, Bhandari N, Strand TA, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Ueland PM, et al. Cobalamin and folate status in infants and young children in a low-to-middle income community in India. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Nov;86(5):1302-9.

38)Strand TA, Taneja S, Bhandari N, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Schneede J, Bahl R, Bhan MK Sommerfelt H. Folate, but not Cobalamin Status Predicts Respiratory Morbidity in North Indian Children. Am J Clin Nutr 2007; 86: 139-44 2007

39)Chandyo RK, Strand TA, Ulvik RJ, et al. Prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among healthy women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Eur J Clin Nutr 2007;61:262-9.

40)Strand TA and Mathisen M, Zinc and childhood infections; from the laboratory to new treatment recommendations. Norwegian Journal of Epidemiology 2005; 15 (2): 151-157

41)Chandyo RK and Strand TA, Zinc for Child Health; Implications of Research Findings, Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 2004; 43; 154: 223-8

42)Robberstad B, Strand TA, Black RE and Sommerfelt H Cost-effectiveness of zinc as adjunct therapy for acute childhood diarrhea in developing countries.  Bull. WHO. 2004;82:523-31

43)Strand TA, Adhikari RK, Chandyo RK, Sharma PR, Sommerfelt H. Predictors of plasma zinc concentrations in children with acute diarrhea. Am J Clin Nutr 2004;79:451-6.

44)Strand TA, Aaberge IS, Maage A, Ulvestad E, Sommerfelt H. The Immune Response to Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine in Zinc-Depleted Mice. Scand J Immunol 2003;58:76-80.

45)Karlsen TH, Sommerfelt H, Klomstad S, Andersen PK, Strand TA, Ulvik RJ, Ahren C and Grewal HMS. Intestinal and Systemic Immune Responses to an Oral Cholera Toxoid B Subunit Whole-Cell Vaccine Administered during Zinc Supplementation. Infect Immun 2003;71:3909-13.

46)Strand TA, Hollingshead SK, Julshamn K, Briles DE, Blomberg B, Sommerfelt H. Effects of Zinc Deficiency and Pneumococcal Surface Protein A Immunization on Zinc Status and the Risk of Severe Infection in Mice. Infect Immun 2003;71:2009-2013.

47)Bahl R, Bhandari N,  Saksena M, Strand TA, Kumar GT,  Bhan MK, and Sommerfelt H. Efficacy of zinc-fortified oral rehydration solution in 6- to 35-month-old children with acute diarrhea. J Pediatr 2002;141(5):677-82.

48)Bhandari,N, Bahl R, Taneja S, Strand TA,  Molbak K, Ulvik RJ, Sommerfelt H, and Bhan MK. 2002. Substantial reduction in severe diarrheal morbidity by daily zinc supplementation in young north Indian children. Pediatrics 109:e86.

49)Bhandari N, Bahl R, Taneja S, Strand TA, Molbak K, Ulvik RJ, Sommerfelt H, and Bhan MK. 2002. Effect of routine zinc supplementation on pneumonia in children aged 6 months to 3 years: randomised controlled trial in an urban slum. BMJ 324:1358.

50)Strand TA, Chandyo RK, Bahl R, Sharma PR, Adhikari RK, Bhandari N, Ulvik RJ, Mølbak K, Bhan MK, and Sommerfelt H. Effectiveness and efficacy of zinc for the treatment of acute diarrhea in young children. Pediatrics. 2002 May;109(5):898-903.

51)Bhan MK, Sommerfelt H, and Strand TA. 2001. Micronutrient Deficiency in Children. B J Nutr. 85; suppl no. 2; S199-S203

52)Strand TA, Briles DE, Gjessing HK, Maage A, Bhan MK, Sommerfelt H. 2001. Pneumococcal pulmonary infection, septicemia and survival in young zinc-depleted mice. B J Nutr. 86: 301-306.

 

Part of group authorships      

1)    The MAL-ED Study: A Multinational and Multidisciplinary Approach to Understand the Relationship Between Enteric Pathogens, Malnutrition, Gut Physiology, Physical Growth, Cognitive Development, and Immune Responses in Infants and Children Up to 2 Years of Age in Resource-Poor Environments.The MAL-ED Network Investigators;.Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 1;59(suppl 4):S193-S206.

2)    Bhandari N, et al ; Efficacy of a monovalent human-bovine (116E) rotavirus vaccine in Indian children in the second year of life. Vaccine. 2014 Aug 11;32 Suppl 1:A110-6.

3)    Pendergast LL, et al.; MAL-ED Network Investigators (2014). Postpartum depressive symptoms across time and place: structural invariance of the Self-Reporting Questionnaire among women from the international, multi-site MAL-ED study.J Affect Disord. 2014 Oct;167:178-86

4)    Bhandari N, et al ; India Rotavirus Vaccine Group. Efficacy of a monovalent human-bovine (116E) rotavirus vaccine in Indian infants: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2014 Jun 21;383(9935):2136-43

5)    Psaki, S. et al. (2012). Household food access and child malnutrition: results from the eight-country MAL-ED study. Population health metrics, 10(1), 24. doi:10.1186/1478-7954-10-24

6)     Fontaine O. Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Clinical Course of Acute Diarrhoea, WHO Meeting Report, 2001 338 J Health Popul Nutr 2001 Dec;19(4):338-346

Dr. Med. (PhD), Medical Faculty, University of Bergen, 2003.

PhD Thesis: “Zinc and childhood infections – studies in mice and men” submitted May 23, 2003.

Internship (turnustjeneste) 1.1.1995-15.07.96: Lillehammer Hospital.

Cand. Med., Medical Faculty, University of Bergen. 1988- 94

Experimental epidemiology, human nutrition, infectious diseases, medical statistics, clinical trials, global health, child health, micronutrition, vitamins

 

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Trials, bilateral competence building
  • Routine administration of folic acid and vitamin B12 to prevent childhood infections.
  • Case control study on viral etiology of community acquired pneumonia in 1400 Nepalese children. 
  • Micronutritional status in lactating women and breastfed babies in Nepal, a cross sectional survey.
  • Prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies among women of reproductive age in Nepal.