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Ph.d.-forsvar — Stine Vuholm is defending her PhD thesis: Effects of oily fish intake on children’s nutrient status, cardiometabolic health, sleep and physical activity
Date & Time:
Digital defence: https://ucph-ku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QXTo6QTITl6Q8JVi2NxSLA
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
27 April 2020, 13:00
Professor Inge Tetens (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Associate professor Christine Dalsgård Environmental Medicine University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Professor Dr. Berthold Koletzko Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital University of Munich Medical Center, Munich, Germany.
Associate professor Camilla Trab Damsgaard, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Professor Lotte Lauritzen Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Professor Christian Mølgaard Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark .
About the thesis
The PhD thesis is based on data from the FiSK Junior trial which was a randomized controlled trial where 199 healthy Danish 8-9-year-old children received either oily fish or poultry (control) to be eaten 5 times/week (~300 g/week) for 12±2 weeks.
The PhD study evaluates the effects of oily fish on children’s nutrient status, cardiometabolic health and patterns of sleep and physical activity and secondly evaluates if any of the effects are sex-specific.
Nutrient status comprised an evaluation of n-3 LCPUFA, vitamin D and iron.
Cardiometabolic health was evaluated by a thorough characterization of blood lipids, blood pressure, heart rate variability and glucose homeostasis.
Measures of sleep and physical activity were extracted from accelerometers which the children wore for 7 days.