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    • Health-related behaviors in adolescents mediate the association between subjective social status and body mass index 

      Bjertnæs, Asborg Sine Aanstad; Schwinger, Catherine; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Strand, Tor A; Holten-Andersen, Mads Nikolaj; Bakken, Kjersti Sletten (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The aim of this study was to explore the association between adolescent subjective social status (SSS) and body mass index (BMI) at two different time points and to determine whether this association was mediated by ...
    • Iodine concentration in breastmilk and urine among lactating women of Bhaktapur, Nepal 

      Henjum, Sigrun; Malde, Marian Kjellevold; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Frøyland, Livar; Strydom, Emmerentia E.; Dhansay, Muhammed A.; Strand, Tor A (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-04-28)
      Adequate iodine concentration in breastmilk (BMIC) is essential for optimal neonatal thyroid hormone synthesis and neurological development in breastfed infants. For many decades, iodine deficiency has been a public health ...
    • Low Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Nepalese Infants Despite High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Their Mothers 

      Haugen, Johanne; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram Krishna; Henjum, Sigrun; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew; Ueland, Per Magne; Midtun, Øivind; Shrestha, Prakash Sunder; Strand, Tor A (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-12-21)
      Background: Describing vitamin D status and its predictors in various populations is important in order to target public health measures. Objectives: To describe the status and predictors of vitamin D status in healthy ...
    • Prevalence of Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity in Adults in Bhaktapur, Nepal in 2015–2017 

      Schwinger, Catherine; Chandyo, Ram K.; Ulak, Manjeswori; Hysing, Mari; Shrestha, Merina; Ranjitkar, Suman; Strand, Tor A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Introduction: There is an increase in the double burden of malnutrition globally, with a particular rise documented in Asia. In Nepal, undernutrition has been prevalent for decades. Today, however, the incidence of overweight ...
    • Sex-related change in BMI of 15- to 16-year-old Norwegian girls in cross-sectional studies in 2002 and 2017 

      Bjertnæs, Asborg Sine Aanstad; Grundt, Jacob Holter; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Markestad, Trond Jacob; Strand, Tor A; Holten-Andersen, Mads Nikolaj (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-12)
      Background: The prevalence of overweight and obesity (OWOB) has stabilized in some countries, but a portion of children with high body mass index (BMI) may have become heavier. This study aimed to describe the distributions ...
    • Thyroid function among breastfed children with chronically excessive iodine intakes 

      Aakre, Inger; Strand, Tor A; Bjøro, Trine; Nordheim, Ingrid; Barikmo, Ingrid; Ares, Susana; Alcorta, Marta Duque; Henjum, Sigrun (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-06-28)
      Iodine excess may impair thyroid function and trigger adverse health consequences for children. This study aims to describe iodine status among breastfed infants with high iodine exposure in the Saharawi refugee camps ...
    • Vitamin B12 concentrations in milk from Norwegian women during the six first months of lactation 

      Henjum, Sigrun; Manger, Mari Skar; Hampel, Daniela; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Shahab-Ferdows, Setareh; Bastani, Nasser Ezzatkhah; Strand, Tor A; Refsum, Helga; Allen, Lindsay H. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: Human milk vitamin B12 (B12) concentrations depend on maternal status and intake; only few data are available in high-income countries. Objective: We assessed human milk B12 concentrations during the first 6 ...
    • Vitamin D Status and Its Determinants in a Paediatric Population in Norway 

      Holten-Andersen, Mads Nikolaj; Haugen, Johanne; Oma, Ingvild; Strand, Tor A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Recommendations for sufficient vitamin D intake in children were recently revised in Norway. However, optimal levels of vitamin D are still debated and knowledge on supplementation and vitamin D levels in healthy children ...
    • Vitamin status among breastfed infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal 

      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 (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-03-08)
      Vitamin deficiencies are known to be common among infants residing in low- and middle-income countries but relatively few studies have assessed several biochemical parameters simultaneously. The objective of the study was ...
    • Vitamin-D status and neurodevelopment and growth in young north Indian children: a secondary data analysis 

      Chowdhury, Ranadip; Taneja, Sunita; Bhandari, Nita; Kvestad, Ingrid; Strand, Tor A; Bhan, Maharaj Kishan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-09-18)
      Background: Vitamin-D deficiency has been linked with impaired development in animal studies; however, the evidence from human studies is scanty. Evidence as to whether vitamin-D deficiency during early childhood affects ...