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Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Vitamins, trace elements, childhood infections, growth, and cognitive development.

Nepal and India

  • 2020. Vitamin D Status in Early Childhood Is Not Associated With Cognitive Development and Linear Growth at 6-9 Years of Age in North Indian Children: A Cohort Study. Nutrition Journal. 9 pages.
  • 2020. Vitamin D Status and Its Determinants in A Paediatric Population in Norway. Nutrients. E1385.
  • 2020. Vitamin B12, folate, and cognition in 6-to 9-year-olds: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics.
  • 2020. Vitamin B12 concentrations in milk from Norwegian women during the six first months of lactation. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 749-756.
  • 2020. Vitamin B-12 Supplementation During Pregnancy and Early Lactation Does Not Affect Neurophysiologic Outcomes in Children Aged 6 Years. Journal of Nutrition. 1951-1957.
  • 2020. The feasibility of the full and modified versions of the Alarm Distress Baby Scale (ADBB) and the prevalence of social withdrawal in Infants in Nepal. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-10.
  • 2020. The Reliability of Iodine Concentration in Diaper-Retrieved Infant Urine Using Urine Collection Pads, and in Their Mothers' Breastmilk. Biomolecules. 8 pages.
  • 2020. Prevalence of underweight, overweight, and obesity in adults in bhaktapur, Nepal in 2015–2017. Frontiers in Nutrition. 1-8.
  • 2020. Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Patients With Short Stature: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • 2020. Mild to Moderate Iodine Deficiency and Inadequate Iodine Intake in Lactating Women in the Inland Area of Norway. Nutrients. 14 pages.
  • 2020. Linear growth between early and late childhood and cognitive outcomes at 6 to 9 years of age. Journal of Pediatrics. P214-P221.
  • 2020. Health-related behaviors in adolescents mediate the association between subjective social status and body mass index. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). 1-16.
  • 2020. Early nutritional interventions with zinc, selenium and vitamin D for raising anti-viral resistance against progressive COVID-19. 1-12.
  • 2020. Dietary intake and biomarkers of folate and cobalamin status in Norwegian preschool children: The FINS-KIDS Study . Journal of Nutrition. 1852-1858.
  • 2020. Association of plasma total cysteine and anthropometric status in 6–30 months old Indian children . Nutrients. 1-12.
  • 2020. Association of maternal plasma total cysteine and growth among infants in nepal: A cohort study. Nutrients. 1-13.
  • 2020. Agreement Between Mothers and Fieldworkers While Assessing Child Development Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition in Nepal. Frontiers in Psychology. 3106 pages.
  • 2020. A cross-sectional study of the relationship between mental health problems and overweight and obesity in adolescents. Frontiers In Public Health. 1-8.
  • 2019. Vitamin D deficiency and mild to moderate anemia in young North Indian children: A secondary data analysis. Nutrition - The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences. 63-68.
  • 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. 394-402.
  • 2019. The association between heart rate variability and neurocognitive and socio-emotional development in nepalese infants. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 1-10.
  • 2019. Sex-related change in BMI of 15- to 16-year-old Norwegian girls in cross-sectional studies in 2002 and 2017. BMC Pediatrics. 1-9.
  • 2019. Rotavirus Vaccines in India.
  • 2019. Parental height modifies the association between linear growth and neurodevelopment in infancy. Acta Paediatrica. 1825-1832.
  • 2019. Microplastics; occurrence, levels and implications for environment and human health related to food. Scientific opinion of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. 2019:16. 2019:16. .
  • 2019. Insights image for "Effect of prebiotic and probiotic supplementation on neurodevelopment in preterm very low birth weight infants: findings from a meta-analysis". Pediatric Research. 1-1.
  • 2019. Healthy Growth is More Than Zinc. Indian Pediatrics. 363-364.
  • 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). 2019:06. 2019:06. .
  • 2019. Engagement in agriculture protects against food insecurity and malnutrition in peri-urban Nepal. Current Developments in Nutrition (CDN). 1-9.
  • 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. 1-9.
  • 2019. Effect of antenatal and infant micronutrient supplementation on middle childhood and early adolescent development outcomes in Tanzania. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • 2019. Earthquake exposure and post-traumatic stress among nepalese mothers after the 2015 earthquakes. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2019. Early life risk factors of motor, cognitive and language development: a pooled analysis of studies from low/middle-income countries. 1-13.
  • 2019. Dietary diversity and child development in the far west of Nepal: A cohort study. Nutrients. 1-14.
  • 2019. Determinants of cognitive development in the early life of children in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Frontiers in Psychology. 10 pages.
  • 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. 2019:12. 2019:12. .
  • 2018. Vitamin B12 predicts linear growth after 6 years among children in North India.
  • 2018. Nutrient intake and environmental enteric dysfunction among Nepalese children 9-24 months old-the MAL-ED birth cohort study. Pediatric Research.
  • 2018. Maternal and infant vitamin B12 status during infancy predict linear growth at 5 years. Pediatric Research. 611-618.
  • 2018. Kitchen PM2.5 concentrations and child acute lower respiratory infection in Bhaktapur, Nepal: The importance of fuel type. Environmental Research. 546-553.
  • 2018. Global prevalence of celiac disease: Systematic review and meta-analysis. 823-836.e2.
  • 2018. Excessive iodine status among Saharawi refugees. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 48-49.
  • 2018. Erythrocyte DHA and AA in infancy is not associated with developmental status and cognitive functioning five years later in Nepalese children. Nutrition Journal. 1-9.
  • 2018. Environmental Enteropathy, Micronutrient Adequacy and Length Velocity in Nepalese Children - the Mal-Ed Birth Cohort Study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN.
  • 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.
  • 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. 1-11.
  • 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. 1-9.
  • 2018. Diagnostic accuracy of point of care tests for diagnosing celiac disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 535-542.
  • 2018. Consumption of energy drinks among adolescents in Norway: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 9 pages.
  • 2018. Cobalamin and folate status among breastfed infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 1-11.
  • 2018. Clinical Trials on Vitamin B12 and Neurodevelopment.
  • 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. 2018:03. 2018:03. .
  • 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. 2018:05. 2018:05. .
  • 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. 2018:02. 2018:02. .
  • 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. 2018:06. 2018:06. .
  • 2018. Acceptability and reliability of the Bayley Scales of infant and Toddler Development-III Among Children in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-10.
  • 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. 1-10.
  • 2017. Vitamin-D status and neurodevelopment and growth in young north Indian children: a secondary data analysis. Nutrition Journal. 1-8.
  • 2017. Vitamin-D deficiency predicts infections in young north Indian children: A secondary data analysis. PLOS ONE. 1-12.
  • 2017. Vitamin D status is associated with treatment failure and duration of illness in Nepalese children with severe pneumonia. Pediatric Research. 986-993.
  • 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. 1122-1131.
  • 2017. Thyroid disturbances is associated with developmental status in children below 4 years with chronical excessive iodine exposure.
  • 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.
  • 2017. The effect of vitamin B12 supplementation in Nepalese infants on growth and development: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 1-9.
  • 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. 986-991.
  • 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. 2017:13. 2017:13. .
  • 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. 2017:10. 2017:10. .
  • 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. 2017:11. 2017:11. .
  • 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. 2017:12. 2017:12. .
  • 2017. Predictors of death in infants with probable serious bacterial infection. Pediatric Research. 784-790.
  • 2017. Predicting undernutrition at age 2 years with early attained weight and length compared with weight and length velocity. Journal of Pediatrics. 127-132.e1.
  • 2017. Når helseformidling går på troverdigheten løs – hvem skal vi tro på da? Forskning.no.
  • 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. 1-10.
  • 2017. How much do Nepalese mothers know about child development? Early Child Development and Care. 135-142.
  • 2017. Growth velocity of young children in two low-resource settings. Patterns and abilities to predict negative health outcomes.
  • 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. 946-958.
  • 2017. Gender differences in infant survival: a secondary data analysis in rural North India. BMJ Open. 1-8.
  • 2017. Excessive iodine status among refugee women and children from Western Sahara. Possible impact on thyroid function and developmental status.
  • 2017. Erythrocyte fatty acid composition of Nepal breast-fed infants. European Journal of Nutrition. 1003-1013.
  • 2017. Causal Pathways from Enteropathogens to Environmental Enteropathy: Findings from the MAL-ED Birth Cohort Study. EBioMedicine. 109-117.
  • 2017. Associations between thyroid dysfunction and developmental status in children with excessive iodine status. PLOS ONE.
  • 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. 2017:06. 2017:06. .
  • 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. 2017:04. 2017:04. .
  • 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. 2017:03. 2017:03. .
  • 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. 2017:20. 2017:20. .
  • 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. 2017:05. 2017:05. .
  • 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. 2017:17. 2017:17. .
  • 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. 2017:27. 2017:27. .
  • 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. 2017:19. 2017:19. .
  • 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. 2017:18. 2017:18. .
  • 2017. 25-hydroxy-vitamin D concentration is not affected by severe or non-severe pneumonia, or inflammation, in young children. Nutrients. 1-11.
  • 2016. Vitamin status among breastfed infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients.
  • 2016. Vitamin B12, growth, and cognitive development; a breastfeeding controversy.
  • 2016. Thyroid function among breastfed children with chronically excessive iodine intakes. Nutrients.
  • 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. 456-462.
  • 2016. Severe pneumonia in hospitalized young Nepalese children. Studies on the efficacy of oral zinc, respiratory viruses and prognostic determinants.
  • 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. 2016:15. 2016:15. .
  • 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. 2016:58. 2016:58. .
  • 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. 2016:61. 2016:61. .
  • 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. 2016:04. 2016:04. .
  • 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. 2016:59. 2016:59. .
  • 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. 2016:60. 2016:60. .
  • 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. 2016:06. 2016:06. .
  • 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. 2016:57. 2016:57. .
  • 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. 2016:62. 2016:62. .
  • 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. 2016:33. 2016:33. .
  • 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. 2016:24. 2016:24. .
  • 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. 2016:56. 2016:56. .
  • 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. 2016:05. 2016:05. .
  • 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. 2016:25. 2016:25. .
  • 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. 2016:07. 2016:07. .
  • 2016. Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among lactating mothers and infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
  • 2016. Prevalence of Celiac disease in Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 1095-1101.
  • 2016. Nutritional intake and status of cobalamin and folate among non-pregnant women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients.
  • 2016. Low Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Nepalese Infants Despite High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Their Mothers. Nutrients. E825.
  • 2016. Iodine concentration in breastmilk and urine among lactating women of Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 255.
  • 2016. Celiac disease in women with infertility: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 33-39.
  • 2016. Biological risks and neurodevelopment in young North Indian children.
  • 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. 2016:16. 2016:16. .
  • 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. 15 pages.
  • 2015. Vitamin B-12, folic acid, and growth in 6- to 30-month-old children: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics. e918-e926.
  • 2015. Risk of celiac disease in the first- and second-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 1539-1548.
  • 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. 2015:27. 2015:27. .
  • 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. 2015:20. 2015:20. .
  • 2015. Risk assessment of folic acid in food supplements. Scientific opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy. 2015:05. 2015:05. .
  • 2015. Risk assessment of beta-carotene in food supplements. Scientific opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy. 2015:01. 2015:01. .
  • 2015. Prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among young children with acute diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Healthcare. 593-606.
  • 2015. Predictors of time to recovery in infants with probable serious bacterial infection. PLOS ONE. 11 pages.
  • 2015. Predictors of duration and treatment failure of severe pneumonia in hospitalized young nepalese children. PLOS ONE. 11 pages.
  • 2015. Pathogen-specific burdens of community diarrhoea in developing countries: a multisite birth cohort study (MAL-ED). The Lancet Global Health. e564-e575.
  • 2015. Oral zinc and common childhood infections-An update. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 163-166.
  • 2015. Low dietary diversity and micronutrient adequacy among lactating women in a peri-urban area of Nepal. Public Health Nutrition. 3201-3210.
  • 2015. Irisin in Blood Increases Transiently after Single Sessions of Intense Endurance Exercise and Heavy Strength Training. PLOS ONE. 12 pages.
  • 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. 2015:31. 2015:31. .
  • 2015. Excessive iodine intake and thyroid dysfunction among lactating Saharawi women. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 279-284.
  • 2015. Effects of Blood Flow-Restricted Strength Training and High-Load Strength Training on Muscular Endurance Characteristics.
  • 2015. Diarrhea, stimulation and growth predict neurodevelopment in young North Indian Children. PLOS ONE. 13 pages.
  • 2015. Development of thyroid dysfunction among women with excessive iodine intake - A 3-year follow-up. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 61-66.
  • 2015. Cytokine concentrations in plasma from children with severe and non-severe community acquired pneumonia. PLOS ONE. 16 pages.
  • 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. R767-R779.
  • 2015. Bioavailability of iron, zinc, folate and vitamin A when fortified in condiments and seasonings. 29-42.
  • 2014. The Effect of Daily Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid Supplementation on Growth in 6-30 Month Old Children in India: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
  • 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. e332-e342.
  • 2014. Prevalence and predictors of anemia in a population of North Indian children. Nutrition - The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences. 531-537.
  • 2014. Iron deficiency is uncommon among lactating women in urban Nepal, despite a high risk of inadequate dietary iron intake. British Journal of Nutrition. 132-141.
  • 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. 1875-1888.
  • 2014. Effect of withholding breastfeeding on the immune response to a live oral rotavirus vaccine in North Indian infants. Vaccine. A134-A139.
  • 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.
  • 2014. Compliance of mothers following recommendations to breastfeed or withhold breast milk during rotavirus vaccination in North India: A randomized clinical trial. Trials. 7 pages.
  • 2014. Cobalamin and folate status in 6 to 35 months old children presenting with acute diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. PLOS ONE.
  • 2014. Bhaktapur, Nepal: The MAL-ED birth cohort study in Nepal. Clinical Infectious Diseases. S300-S303.
  • 2013. The assessment of developmental status using the Ages and Stages questionnaire-3 in nutritional research in north Indian young children. Nutrition Journal.
  • 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. 731-737.
  • 2013. Cobalamin and folate status predicts mental development scores in North Indian children 12-18 mo of age. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 310-317.
  • 2013. Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Childhood and Household Fuel Use in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Environmental Health Perspectives. 637-642.
  • 2012. Zinc for probable serious bacterial infection in infants reply. The Lancet. 1144-1144.
  • 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. 2072-2078.
  • 2012. Risk factors for extended duration of acute diarrhea in young children. PLOS ONE.
  • 2012. Nivåinndeling av tidsskrifter. Forskerforum.
  • 2012. Iodine-induced goitre and high prevalence of anaemia among Saharawi refugee women. Public Health Nutrition. 7 pages.
  • 2012. Infant feeding practices in Bhaktapur, Nepal: across-sectional, health facility based survey. International Breastfeeding Journal. 8 pages.
  • 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. 13 pages.
  • 2012. A randomized controlled trial of zinc as adjuvant therapy for severe pneumonia in young children. Pediatrics. 701-708.
  • 2011. RNA viruses in young Nepalese children hospitalized with severe pneumonia. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1032-1036.
  • 2011. Poor folate status predicts persistent diarrhea in 6- to 30-month-old north Indian children. Journal of Nutrition. 2226-2232.
  • 2011. ORS containing zinc does not reduce duration or stool volume of acute diarrhea in hospitalized children. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN. 161-167.
  • 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. 1108-1113.
  • 2010. Zinc supplementation for four months does not affect growth in young north Indian children. Journal of Nutrition. 630-634.
  • 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. 1677-1682.
  • 2010. The effect of zinc on pneumonia in children: is it really ineffective? Reply. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 998-999.
  • 2010. Respiratory viruses in Nepalese children with and without pneumonia: a case-control study. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 731-735.
  • 2010. Overweight and anaemia in Saharawi refugee women. Public Health Nutrition. 103.
  • 2010. Endemic goitre and excessive iodine in urine and drinking water among Saharawi refugee children. Public Health Nutrition. 1472-1477.
  • 2010. Effect of zinc given to Nepalese children aged 2 to 35 months with pneumonia on thymus size after 3 and 6 months.
  • 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. 7 pages.
  • 2010. Clinical presentation and severity of viral community-acquired pneumonia in young Nepalese children. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. e1-e6.
  • 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. 1667-1674.
  • 2009. Zinc supplementation for four months does not have a substantial effect on growth in young north indian children.
  • 2009. Zinc deficiency is common among healthy women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Journal of Nutrition. 594-597.
  • 2009. ZINC SUPPLEMENTATION FOR FOUR MONTHS DOES NOT HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL EFFECT ON GROWTH IN YOUNG NORTH INDIAN CHILDREN. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 689-689.
  • 2009. Vitamin B12, but not folate status predicts mental development scores in north indian toddlers.
  • 2009. VITAMIN B12, BUT NOT FOLATE STATUS PREDICTS MENTAL DEVELOPMENT SCORES IN NORTH INDIAN TODDLERS. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 691-692.
  • 2009. RNA viruses in community-acquired childhood pneumonia in semi-urban Nepal; a cross-sectional study. BMC Medicine. 12 pages.
  • 2009. Folate and vitamin B12 status in young nepalese children.
  • 2009. FOLATE AND VITAMIN B12 STATUS IN YOUNG NEPALESE CHILDREN. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 488-489.
  • 2009. EFFICACY OF SHORT COURSE ORAL ZINC GIVEN DURING PNEUMONIA ON SUBSEQUENT MORBIDITY AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN IN NEPAL. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 264-264.
  • 2009. DOES VITAMIN B12 OR FOLATE STATUS MODIFY THE IMPACT OF ZINC SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE INCIDENCE OF DIARRHEA? Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 261-262.
  • 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. E56-E56.
  • 2008. Endemic goitre in Saharawi children is probably associated with excessive iodine in drinking water.
  • 2008. Effect of high dose oral zinc in mice with severe infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 363-367.
  • 2007. Prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among healthy women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 262-269.
  • 2007. Folate, but not vitamin B-12 status, predicts respiratory morbidity in north Indian children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 139-144.
  • 2007. Cobalamin and folate status in infants and young children in a low-to-middle income community in India. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1302-1309.
  • 2006. Cost- effectiveness of a 100% condom use programme to prevent HIV infection for female sex workers in An Giang, Vietnam.
  • 2005. Zinc and childhood infections: From the laboratory to new treatment recommendations. Norsk Epidemiologi. 151-158.
  • 2005. Folate, but not cobalamin status predicts respiratory morbidity in north Indian children.
  • 2005. Effect of daily zinc supplementation for 4 months on plasma concentrations of folate, cobalamin, and other markers of B-vitamin status: A randomized placebo-controlled trial in young north Indian children.
  • 2004. Predictors of plasma zinc concentrations in children with acute diarrhea. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 451-456.
  • 2004. Levels of antibodies against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae in young childrenin Bhanktapur, Nepal.
  • 2004. Cost-effectiveness of zinc as adjunct therapy for acute childhood diarrhoea in developing countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 523-531.

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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

 

PI or project manager:

  1. 2020-2023 South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (HSØ),: iRART: Vitamin B12 status in infancy– a register-based, Randomized Controlled Trial (HSØ 2020096): NOK7 M
  2. 2019-2025 Innlandet Hosptial Trust (IHT) The Research Council of Norway (RCN),: Iodine status in infancy: NOK 4 M
  3. 2020-2025 IHT: Thyroid functioning in pregnancy: NOK 4.2 M
  4. 2019-2024 IHT: Vitamins and Telomeres: NOK 4.3 M
  5. 2018-21: IHT Fish, inflammation and vitamin B status. Analyses from a randomized, placebo controlled trial. NOK 3 M
  6. 2018-19: The Research Council of Norway (RCN): Innlandet Mother and Child Cohort study. NOK 400 K
  7. 2017-19: CG Rieber foundation: Support for cognitive development assessment. NOK 600 K
  8. 2014-19: RCN, “Impact of vitamin B12 on neurodevelopment and cognitive function from early life into school age, follow up of cohorts and RCTs in Tanzania and India” NOK 12 M  (RCN 234495)
  9. 2014-19: RCN: Efficacy of zinc in reducing case fatality in children with severe bacterial illness. 21 M NOK
  10. 2014-18: Thrasher Research Fund “The effect of vitamin B12 supplementation in Nepali infants on growth and development”  US$ 373 K 
  11. 2012-20014: CG Rieber foundation: The association between nutritional status in infancy and cognitive development in early childhood. NOK 870 K
  12. 2012-16: South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority: Studies on zinc, vitamin D and respiratory infections: observational studies and clinical trials. NOK 4 M
  13. 2010-14: RCN, "Rotavirus Vaccine Trials, bilateral competence building." NOK 7 M (201208/S50)
  14. 2008-11: Thrasher Research Fund “Routine administration of folic acid and vitamin B12 to prevent childhood infections” US$ 398 K (02827-3)
  15. 2006-08: NUFU. “Program to improve child health and nutrition in Nepal” NOK 1,1 M(NUFUSUM 2007 10177)
  16. 2005-12: RCN. Focus on Nutrition and Child Health:  Intervention Studies in Low-income Countries: budget approximately NOK 12 M  (172226/S30)
  17. 2004-08: EU-INCO-DC: "Community- and health facility-based intervention with zinc as adjuvant therapy for pneumonia to enhance child health and nutrition". budget: EURO 915 K (003740)
  18. 2004-06: Meltzer Høyskole fund: “Zinc as treatment for severe pneumonia in young children”, budget NOK 400 K
  19. 2004-07: RCN. Postdoctoral grant “Zinc and infections, clinical trials in Nepal”, budget approximately NOK 3 M (160854)

Co-investigator:

  1. 2015-Innland University College: Effect of vitamin D supplementation in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  2. 2015-20 RCN: An effectiveness trial to evaluate protection of pregnant women by a HEV vaccine in Bangladesh and risk factors for severe HEV infection. 41 M NOK
  3. 2014-24: RCN Centre of Excellence: “Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health” 187 M NOK
  4. 2009-18: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  "Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences, International research consortium" (MAL-ED) coordinated from the National Institute of Health and the University of Virginia (USA) Role: associated investigator for the component in Nepal. This network consist of eight research sites in Peru, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, South Africa, and Tanzania that is using common and harmonized protocols. Budget approx. 31 M US$
  5. 2007-11: RCN / WHO: Evaluation of the Impact of the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness Strategy on Neonatal and Infant Mortality. 
  6. 2001-05: NORAD. Indo-Norwegian project "Extended studies on safety and efficacy of zinc-ORS compared to ORS alone in hospitalized children with severe and complicated acute diarrhea" NOK 2 M