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Heinz Freisling Scientist
Nutrition and Metabolism

Speciality: Nutritional epidemiology
Year Degree Major Institution Country/Town
2007 PhD Epidemiology University of Vienna Austria / Vienna
2002 MSc Nutritional sciences University of Vienna Austria / Vienna
Current Research Projects

Obesity and cancer risk, and overall and cancer specific mortality among cancer patients: the role of comorbidities (WCRF-AdCoCanS).
Heinz Freisling

Composite body shape phenotypes of multiple anthropometric traits and risk of cancer development (INCa-ShapeCancer).
Heinz Freisling

The impact of comorbidities on cancer detection and survival (INCa-ComoCanS).
Heinz Freisling

Understanding the Role of Advanced Glycation End Products in Foods in Liver Cancer Development (FDF-AGELIVE).
Heinz Freisling

The link of bilirubin metabolism with colorectal cancer, cardio-vascular disease and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in large European prospective studies (FWF-Bili-2016)
Heinz Freisling

Selected Publications

Freisling H, Viallon V, Lennon H, Bagnardi V, Ricci C, Butterworth AS, Sweeting M, Muller D, Romieu I, Bazelle P, Kvaskoff M, Arveux P, Severi G, Bamia C, Kühn T, Kaaks R, Bergmann M, Boeing H, Tjønneland A, Olsen A, Overvad K, Dahm CC, Menéndez V, Agudo A, Sánchez MJ, Amiano P, Santiuste C, Gurrea AB, Tong TYN, Schmidt JA, Tzoulaki I, Tsilidis KK, Ward H, Palli D, Agnoli C, Tumino R, Ricceri F, Panico S, Picavet HSJ, Bakker M, Monninkhof E, Nilsson P, Manjer J, Rolandsson O, Thysell E, Weiderpass E, Jenab M, Riboli E, Vineis P, Danesh J, Wareham NJ, Gunter MJ, Ferrari P. (2020) Lifestyle factors and risk of multimorbidity of cancer and cardiometabolic diseases: a multinational cohort study. BMC Med. 2020 Jan 10;18(1):5

Cordova R, Knaze V, Viallon V, Rust P, Schalkwijk CG, Weiderpass E, Wagner KH, Mayen-Chacon AL, Aglago EK, Dahm CC, Overvad K, Tjønneland A, Halkjær J, Mancini FR, Boutron-Ruault MC, Fagherazzi G, Katzke V, Kühn T, Schulze MB, Boeing H, Trichopoulou A, Karakatsani A, Thriskos P, Masala G, Krogh V, Panico S, Tumino R, Ricceri F, Spijkerman A, Boer J, Skeie G, Rylander C, Borch KB, Quirós JR, Agudo A, Redondo-Sánchez D, Amiano P, Gómez-Gómez JH, Barricarte A, Ramne S, Sonestedt E, Johansson I, Esberg A, Tong T, Aune D, Tsilidis KK, Gunter MJ, Jenab M, Freisling H. (2019) Dietary intake of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and changes in body weight in European adults. Eur J Nutr. 2019 Nov 7. doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-02129-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Freisling H, Noh H, Slimani N, Chajès V, May AM, Peeters PH, Weiderpass E, Cross AJ, Skeie G, Jenab M, Mancini FR, Boutron-Ruault MC, Fagherazzi G, Katzke VA, Kühn T, Steffen A, Boeing H, Tjønneland A, Kyrø C, Hansen CP, Overvad K, Duell EJ, Redondo-Sánchez D, Amiano P, Navarro C, Barricarte A, Perez-Cornago A, Tsilidis KK, Aune D, Ward H, Trichopoulou A, Naska A, Orfanos P, Masala G, Agnoli C, Berrino F, Tumino R, Sacerdote C, Mattiello A, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Ericson U, Sonestedt E, Winkvist A, Braaten T, Romieu I, Sabaté J. (2018) Nut intake and 5-year changes in body weight and obesity risk in adults: results from the EPIC-PANACEA study. Eur J Nutr. 2018 Oct;57(7) 2399-2408

Freisling H, Arnold M, Soerjomataram I, O'Doherty MG, Ordóñez-Mena JM, Bamia C, Kampman E, Leitzmann M, Romieu I, Kee F, Tsilidis K, Tjønneland A, Trichopoulou A, Boffetta P, Benetou V, Bueno-de-Mesquita HBA, Huerta JM, Brenner H, Wilsgaard T, Jenab M. (2017) Comparison of general obesity and measures of body fat distribution in older adults in relation to cancer risk: meta-analysis of individual participant data of seven prospective cohorts in Europe. Br J Cancer. 2017 May 23;116(11):1486-1497

Arnold M, Freisling H, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Kee F, O'Doherty MG, Ordóñez-Mena JM, Wilsgaard T, May AM, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Tjønneland A, Orfanos P, Trichopoulou A, Boffetta P, Bray F, Jenab M, Soerjomataram I; CHANCES consortium. (2016) Overweight duration in older adults and cancer risk: a study of cohorts in Europe and the United States. Eur J Epidemiol. 2016 Sep;31(9):893-904

Scientific Societies Membership

Austrian Nutrition Society, member (former council member)

International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), member

World Public Health Association (WPHNA), founding member

European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), member

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Publication date: 19 July, 2018, 11:22

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