The group working in the area of public health epidemiology consists of researchers from different disciplines including nutritional epidemiology, general practice, statistics, and clinical dietetics. Organizationally, these researchers are affiliated with the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine within the Institute of Medicine. Physically the group is located on Hälsovetarbacken, building 7, and is administratively functioning with the General Practice Unit (Enheten för allmänmedicin).
Some general research objectives of this group are:
Specific methodological objectives include:
Work area 3: Overweight and obesity over the lifecourse
Selected publications from our group:
Mehlig K, Skoog I, Guo X, Schütze M, Gustafson D, Waern M, Ostling S, Björkelund C, Lissner L. Alcoholic beverages and incidence of dementia: 34-year follow-up of the prospective population study of women in Goteborg. Am J Epidemiol 2008 Mar 15;167(6):684-91.
Sjöberg A, Lissner L, Albertsson-Wikland K, Mårild S. Recent anthropometric trends among Swedish school children: evidence for decreasing prevalence of overweight in girls. Acta Paediatrica 2008;97(1):118-23.
Eiben G, Dey DK, Rothenberg E, Steen B, Björkelund C, Bengtsson C, Lissner L. Obesity in 70-year-old Swedes – secular changes over 30 years in relation to lifestyle. Int J Obes 2005;29:810-7.
Lissner L, Troiano RP, Midthune D, Heitmann BL, Kipnis V, Subar AF, Potischman N. OPEN about Obesity: recovery biomarkers, dietary reporting errors, and BMI. International Journal of Obesity 2007;31:956-61.
Zylberstein DE, Bengtsson C, Björkelund C, Landaas S, Sundh V, Thelle D, Lissner L. Serum homocysteine in relation to mortality and morbidity from coronary heart disease – a 24 year follow-up of the Population Study of Women in Gothenburg Circulation 2004;109(5):601-6.