Research fellow

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens

Curriculum vitae

Position and scientific career: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens is professor of epidemiological methods at the faculty of mathematics and computer science of the University of Bremen, Germany. He is Deputy Director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS in Bremen and head of the department Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research. Having finished his biology studies in 1985 he worked as scientific assistant in numerous epidemiologic studies with focus on work- and environment-related cancer. In the years 1995-1998 he established the working group Epidemiology at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Clinic Essen. After his PhD thesis on "Retrospective assessment of occupational exposure in epidemiological case- control studies" he established the cross sectional division Epidemiological Methods and Field Work at the BIPS. From 1998-2003 he was Head of the division. In 2000 he qualified as professor for Epidemiology and Public Health. In 2003 he was offered a W3-professorship for Epidemiological Methods at Bremen University. A key focus of his research addresses the causes of lifestyle diseases as well as their primary prevention and the scientific evaluation of intervention measures. Further research interests lie in the area of the aetiology of cancer with focus on environmental factors and occupational exposures and the use of secondary data for epidemiological research. He initiated the largest Europe-wide intervention study on overweight, obesity and other disorders in children conditioned by nutrition, lifestyle and social factors (www.idefics.eu; 2006-2012) and coordinated the subsequent prospective cohort study on lifestyle, diet and exercise in children, adolescents and their parents - the I.Family study (www.ifamilystudy.eu; 2012-2017).
Furthermore, he is a Member of the Board of Directors, chair of the Northwest cluster and PI of the study centre Bremen of the German National Cohort (GNC). The German National Cohort is a joint interdisciplinary endeavour of scientists from the Helmholtz and the Leibniz Association, universities, and other research institutes. Ist aim is to investigate the causes for the development of major chronic diseases, i.e. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative/-psychiatric diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory and infectious diseases, and their pre-clinical stages or functional health impairments. (www.nako.de).

Research interests

  • Epidemiological methods
  • Exposure assessment
  • Occupational epidemiology
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases and cancer
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Etiologic research
  • Prevention/Health promotion

Memberships

Projects

Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Boakye D, Nagrani R, Ahrens W, Haug U, Günther K. The association of comorbidities with administration of adjuvant chemotherapy in stage III colon cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology. 2021;13:1758835920986520.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1758835920986520
  • Bravi F, Lee Y-CA, Hashibe M, Boffetta P, Conway DI, Ferraroni M, La Vecchia C, Edefonti V, on behalf of the INHANCE consortium investigators, in collaboration with Ahrens W. Lessons learned from the INHANCE consortium: An overview of recent results on head and neck cancer. Oral Diseases. 2021;27(1):73-93.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/odi.13502
  • Cheng L, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Hadjigeorgiou C, Molnár D, Hunsberger M, De Henauw S, Moreno LA, Hebestreit A, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between sleep duration, sleep quality, and bone stiffness in European children and adolescents. Osteoporosis International. 2021;32(5):853-863.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-020-05753-x
  • Conway DI, Hovanec J, Ahrens W, Ross A, Holcátová I, Lagiou P, Serraino D, Canova C, Lorenzo R, Healy CM, Kjaerheim K, Macfarlane GJ, Thomson P, Agudo A, Znaor A, Brennan P, Luce D, Menvielle G, Stucker I, Benhamou S, Ramroth H, Boffetta P, Vilensky M, Fernandez L, Curado MP, Menezes A, Daudt AW, Koifman R, Wunsch-Filho V, Lee Y-CA, Hashibe M, Behrens T, McMahon AD. Occupational socioeconomic risk associations for head and neck cancer in Europe and South America: Individual participant data analysis of pooled case-control studies within the INHANCE consortium. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2021;75(8):779-787.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2020-214913
  • Fluck J, Lindstädt B, Ahrens W, Beyan O, Buchner B, Darms J, Depping R, Dierkes J, Neuhausen H, Müller W, Zeeb H, Golebiewski M, Löffler M, Löbe M, Meineke F, Klammt S, Fröhlich H, Hahn H, Schulze M, Pischon T, Nöthlings U, Sax U, Kusch H, Grabenhenrich L, Schmidt CO, Waltemath D, Semler S, Gehrke J, Kirsten T, Prasser F, Thun S, Weiler L, Pigeot I. NFDI4Health - Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur für personenbezogene Gesundheitsdaten. Bausteine Forschungsdatenmanagement: Empfehlungen und Erfahrungsberichte für die Praxis von Forschungsdatenmanagerinnen und -managern. 2021;2:72-85.
    https://doi.org/10.17192/bfdm.2021.2.8331
  • González-Gil EM, Moreno LA, Nappo A, Santabárbara J, Wolters M, Russo P, Henauw DS, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Hunsberger M, Fraterman A, Iacoviello L, Tornaritis M, Ahrens W, Bel-Serrat S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Impaired metabolic health over-time and high abdominal fat are prospectively associated with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in children: The IDEFICS study. Pediatric Obesity. 2021;16(11):e12817.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12817
  • González-Gil EM, Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Buck C, Gracia-Marco L, Lauria F, Pala V, Molnár D, Veidebaum T, Iacoviello L, Toranritis M, Eiben G, Lissner L, Schwarz H, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Fraterman A, Moreno LA. Improving cardiorespiratory fitness protects against inflammation in children: The IDEFICS study. Pediatric Research. 2021; (Epub 2021 Apr 9).
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41390-021-01471-0
  • Guha N, Bouaoun L, Kromhout H, Vermeulen R, Brüning T, Behrens T, Peters S, Luzon V, Siemiatycki J, Xu M, Kendzia B, Guénel P, Luce D, Karrasch S, Wichmann H-E, Consonni D, Landi MT, Caporaso N, Gustavsson P, Plato N, Merletti F, Mirabelli D, Richiardi L, Jöckel K-H, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Tse LA, Yu IT-s, Tardón A, Boffetta P, Zaridze D, 't Mannetje A, Pearce N, Davies MP, Lissowska J, Swiatkowska B, McLaughlin J, Demers P, Bencko V, Foretova L, Janout V, Pándics T, Fabianova E, Mates D, Forastiere F, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Schüz J, Straif K, Olsson A. Lung cancer risk in painters: Results from the SYNERGY pooled case-control study consortium. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2021;78(4):269-278.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2020-106770
  • Hovanec J, Siemiatycki J, Conway DI, Olsson A, Guénel P, Luce D, Jöckel K-H, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Karrasch S, Wichmann H-E, Gustavsson P, Consonni D, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Simonato L, Fortes C, Parent M-E, McLaughlin J, Demers P, Landi MT, Caporaso N, Fernández-Tardón G, Zaridze D, Swiatkowska B, Pándics T, Lissowska J, Fabianova E, Field J, Mates D, Bencko V, Foretova L, Janout V, Kromhout H, Vermeulen R, Boffetta P, Straif K, Schüz J, Casjens S, Pesch B, Brüning T, Behrens T. Application of two job indices for general occupational demands in a pooled analysis of case-control studies on lung cancer. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 2021;47(6):475-481.
    https://doi.org/doi:10.5271/sjweh.3967
  • Hüls A, Wright MN, Bogl L-H, Kaprio J, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Foraita R. Polygenic risk for obesity and its interaction with lifestyle and sociodemographic factors in European children and adolescents. International Journal of Obesity. 2021;45(6):1321-1330.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41366-021-00795-5
  • Marron M, Brackmann K, Kuhse P, Christianson L, Langner I, Haug U, Ahrens W. Vaccination and the risk of childhood cancer - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Oncology. 2021;10:610843.
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2020.610843
  • McColl K, Buoncristiano M, Williams J, Abdrakhmanova S, Abdurrahmonova Z, Ahrens W, Aitmurzaeva G, Boer J, Brinduse LA, Cucu A, Dal Re A, Dilorom A, Duleva V, Endevelt R, Farrugia Sant'Angelo V, Fijalkowska A, Filipovic Hadžiomeragic A, Grøholt EK, Gualtieri A, Hassapidou M, Hejgaard T, Horváth A, Hyska J, Kelleher C, Kujundzic E, Kunesova M, Mäki P, Malherbe J, Markidou Ioannidou E, Melkumova M, Moyersoen I, Music Milanovic S, Nurk E, Ostojic SM, Peterkova V, Petrauskiene A, Pudule I, Rito AI, Russell Jonsson K, Rutter H, Salanave B, Seyidov N, Shengelia L, Silitrari N, Spinelli A, Spiroski I, Starc G, Stojisavljevic D, Tanrygulyyeva M, Ticha L, Weghuber D, Yardim N, Zbanatskyi V, Branca F, Rakovac I, Weber M, Breda J. Methodology and implementation of the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI). Obesity Reviews. 2021; (im Druck).
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), in collaboration with Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H. Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body mass index to change in obesity and underweight. eLife. 2021;10:e60060.
    https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.60060
  • Rosas LG, Mensink GBM, Finger JD, Schienkiewitz A, Do S, Wolters M, Stanley I, Abu Omar K, Wieczorowska-Tobis K, Woods CB, Murrin CM, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A, on behalf of the PEN consortium. Selection of key indicators for European policy monitoring and surveillance for dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2021;18:48.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-021-01111-0
  • Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Moreno LA, Gracia-Marco L, Buck C, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Hebestreit A, Kourides Y, Lauria F, Lissner L, Molnár D, Veidebaum T, González-Gil EM, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Prospective physical fitness status and development of cardiometabolic risk in children according to body fat and lifestyle behaviours: The IDEFICS study. Pediatric Obesity. 2021;16(11):e12819.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12819
  • Sina E, Buck C, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Jilani H, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pala V, Reisch LA, Siani A, Solea A, Veidebaum T, Hebestreit A, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Digital media use in association with sensory taste preferences in European children and adolescents - Results from the I.Family study. Foods. 2021;10(2):377.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10020377
  • Thumann B, Buck C, De Henauw S, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hebestreit A, Lauria F, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Hunsberger M. Cross-sectional associations between objectively measured sleep characteristics and body mass index in European children and adolescents. Sleep Medicine. 2021;84:32-39.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2021.05.004
  • Whiting S, Buoncristiano M, Gelius P, Abu-Omar K, Pattison M, Hyska J, Duleva V, Music Milanovic S, Zamrazilová H, Hejgaard T, Rasmussen M, Nurk E, Shengelia L, Kelleher C, Heinen MM, Spinelli A, Nardone P, Abildina A, Abdrakhmanova S, Aitmurzaeva G, Usupova Z, Pudule I, Petrauskiene A, Sant'Angelo VF, Kujundzic E, Popovic S, Fismen A-S, Bergh IH, Fijalkowska A, Rito AI, Cucu A, Brinduse LA, Peterkova V, Gualtieri A, Garcia Solano M, Gutiérrez-González E, Abdurrahmonova Z, Boymatova K, Yardim N, Tanrygulyyeva M, Weghuber D, Schindler K, Stojisavljevic D, Filipovic Hadžiomeragic A, Markidou Ionnaidu E, Ahrens W, Hassapidou M, Kovacs VA, Ostojic SM, Ticha L, Starc G, Russell Jonsson K, Spiroski I, Rutter H, Mendes R, Williams J, Rakovac I, Breda J. Physical activity, screen time, and sleep duration of children aged 6-9 years in 25 countries: An analysis within the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) 2015-2017. Obesity Facts. 2021;14(1):32-44.
    https://doi.org/10.1159/000511263
  • Ahrens W, Greiser KH, Linseisen J, Pischon T, Pigeot I. Erforschung von Erkrankungen in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie. Die wichtigsten gesundheitlichen Endpunkte und ihre Erfassung. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):376-384.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03111-0
  • Aleksandrova K, Egea Rodrigues C, Floegel A, Ahrens W. Omics biomarkers in obesity: Novel etiological insights and targets for precision prevention. Current Obesity Reports. 2020; (Epub 2020 Jun 27).
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s13679-020-00393-y
  • Bogl L-H, Mehlig K, Ahrens W, Gwozdz W, De Henauw S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Russo P, Solea A, Veidebaum T, Kaprio J, Lissner L, Hebestreit A, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Like me, like you – relative importance of peers and siblings on children’s fast food consumption and screen time but not sports club participation depends on age. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2020;17:50.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-00953-4
  • Börnhorst C, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Lissner L, Mårild S, De Henauw S, Moreno LA, Floegel A, Ahrens W, Wolters M. The role of lifestyle and non-modifiable risk factors in the development of metabolic disturbances from childhood to adolescence. International Journal of Obesity. 2020;44(11):2236-2245.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-020-00671-8
  • Chen C, Lohavanichbutr P, Zhang Y, Houck JR, Upton MP, Abedi-Ardekani B, Agudo A, Ahrens W, Alemany L, Anantharaman D, Conway DI, Futran N, Holcátová I, Günther K, Hansen BT, Healy CM, Itani D, Kjaerheim K, Monroe MM, Thomson PJ, Witt BL, Nakoneshny SC, Peterson L, Schwartz SM, Zarins KR, Hashibe M, Brennan P, Rozek LS, Wolf G, Dort JC, Wang P. Prediction of survival of HPV16-negative, p16-negative oral cavity cancer patients using a 13-gene signature: A multicenter study using FFPE samples. Oral Oncology. 2020;100:104487.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.104487
  • Cheng L, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Lauria F, Veidebaum T, Chadjigeorgiou C, Molnár D, Eiben G, Michels N, Moreno LA, Page A, Pitsiladis Y, Hebestreit A, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and bone stiffness index across weight status in European children and adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2020;17:54.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-00956-1
  • Cheng L, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Chadjigeorgiou C, Molnár D, Eiben G, De Henauw S, Moreno LA, Page A, Hebestreit A, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Sex differences in the longitudinal associations between body composition and bone stiffness index in European children and adolescents. Bone. 2020;131:115162.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2019.115162
  • Di Credico G, Polesel J, Dal Maso L, Pauli F, Torelli N, Luce D, Radoï L, Matsuo K, Serraino D, Brennan P, Holca, Holcátová I, Ahrens W, Lagiou P, Canova C, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Conway DI, Macfarlane GJ, Thomson P, Agudo A, Znaor A, Healy CM, Herrero R, Franceschi S, Toporcov TN, Moyses RA, Muscat J, Negri E, Vilensky M, Fernandez L, Curado MP, Menezes A, Daudt AW, Koifman R, Wunsch-Filho V, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Sturgis EM, Li G, Levi F, Zhang Z-F, Morgenstern H, Smith E, Lazarus P, La Vecchia C, Garavello W, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Zheng T, Vaughan TL, Kelsey KT, McClean M, Benhamou S, Hayes RB, Purdue M, Gillison M, Schantz S, Yu G-P, Chuang S-C, Boffetta P, Hashibe M, Lee Y-CA, Edefonti V. Alcohol drinking and head and neck cancer risk: The joint effect of intensity and duration. British Journal of Cancer. 2020;123(9):1456-1463.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-020-01031-z
  • Dragano N, Reuter M, Greiser KH, Becher H, Zeeb H, Mikolajczyk R, Kluttig A, Leitzmann M, Fischer B, Jöckel K-H, Emmel C, Krause G, Castell S, Damms-Machado A, Obi N, Schikowski T, Kuß O, Hoffmann W, Schipf S, Pischon T, Jaeschke L, Krist L, Keil T, Lieb W, Holleczek B, Brenner H, Wirkner K, Löffler M, Michels K, Franzke C-W, Peters A, Linseisen J, Berger K, Legath N, Ahrens W, Lampert T, Schmidt B. Soziodemografische und erwerbsbezogene Merkmale in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(3):267-278.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03098-8
  • Fischer B, Sedlmeier AM, Hartwig S, Schlett CL, Ahrens W, Bamberg F, Baurecht H, Becher H, Berger K, Binder H, Bohn B, Carr PR, Castell S, Franzke C-W, Fricke J, Gastell S, Greiser KH, Günther K, Jaeschke L, Kaaks R, Kemmling Y, Krist L, Kuß O, Legath N, Lieb W, Linseisen J, Löffler M, Michels K, Mikolajczyk R, Niedermaier T, Norman K, Obi N, Peters A, Pischon T, Schikowski T, Schipf S, Schmidt B, Schulze MB, Stang A, Stojicic J, Tiller D, Völzke H, Waniek S, Leitzmann MF. Anthropometrische Messungen in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie - Mehr als nur Größe und Gewicht. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(3):290-300.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03096-w
  • Foraita R, Friemel J, Günther K, Behrens T, Bullerdiek J, Nimzyk R, Ahrens W, Didelez V. Causal discovery of gene regulation with incomplete data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society). 2020;183(4):1747-1775.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12565
  • Ge C, Peters S, Olsson A, Portengen L, Schüz J, Almansa J, Ahrens W, Bencko V, Benhamou S, Boffetta P, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Caporaso N, Consonni D, Demers P, Fabianova E, Fernández-Tardón G, Field J, Forastiere F, Foretova L, Guénel P, Gustavsson P, Janout V, Jöckel K-H, Karrasch S, Landi MT, Lissowska J, Luce D, Mates D, McLaughlin J, Merletti F, Mirabelli D, Pándics T, Parent M-E, Plato N, Pohlabeln H, Richiardi L, Siemiatycki J, Swiatkowska B, Tardón A, Wichmann H-E, Zaridze D, Straif K, Kromhout H, Vermeulen R. Diesel engine exhaust exposure, smoking, and lung cancer subtype risks. A pooled exposure-response analysis of 14 case-control studies. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020;202(3):402-411.
    https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201911-2101OC
  • Hall A, Kromhout H, Schüz J, Peters S, Portengen L, Vermeulen R, Agudo A, Ahrens W, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Canova C, Conway DI, Curado MP, Daudt AW, Fernandez L, Hashibe M, Healy CM, Holcátová I, Kjaerheim K, Koifman R, Lagiou P, Luce D, Macfarlane GJ, Menezes A, Menvielle G, Polesel J, Ramroth H, Richiardi L, Stücker I, Thomson P, Vilensky M, Wunsch-Filho V, Lee Y-CA, Znaor A, Straif K, Olsson A. Laryngeal cancer risks in workers exposed to lung carcinogens: Exposure-effect analyses using a quantitative job exposure matrix. Epidemiology. 2020;31(1):145-154.
    https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000001120
  • Hassenstein MJ, Aarabi G, Ahnert P, Becher H, Franzke C-W, Fricke J, Krause G, Glöckner S, Gottschick C, Karch A, Kemmling Y, Kerrinnes T, Lange B, Mikolajczyk R, Nieters A, Ott JJ, Ahrens W, Berger K, Meinke-Franze C, Gastell S, Günther K, Greiser KH, Holleczek B, Horn J, Jaeschke L, Jagodzinski A, Jansen L, Jochem C, Jöckel K-H, Kaaks R, Krist L, Kuß O, Langer S, Legath N, Leitzmann M, Lieb W, Löffler M, Mangold N, Michels KB, Meisinger C, Obi N, Pischon T, Schikowski T, Schipf S, Schulze MB, Stang A, Waniek S, Wirkner K, Willich SN, Castell S. Selbstberichtete Infektionen in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie - Einordnung in die gegenwärtige Forschungslandschaft. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):404-414.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03114-x
  • Holtfreter B, Samietz S, Hertrampf K, Aarabi G, Hagenfeld D, Kim T-S, Kocher T, Koos B, Schmitter M, Ahrens W, Alwers E, Becher H, Berger K, Brenner H, Damms-Machado A, Ebert N, Fischer B, Franzke C-W, Fröhlich S, Greiser KH, Gies A, Günther K, Hassan L, Hoffmann W, Jaeschke L, Keil T, Kemmling Y, Krause G, Krist L, Legath N, Lieb W, Leitzmann M, Linseisen J, Löffler M, Meinke-Franze C, Michels K, Mikolajczyk R, Obi N, Peters A, Pischon T, Schipf S, Schmidt B, Völzke H, Waniek S, Wigmann C, Wirkner K, Schmidt CO, Kühnisch J, Rupf S. Design und Qualitätskontrolle der zahnmedizinischen Untersuchung in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):426-438.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03107
  • Jaeschke L, Steinbrecher A, Boeing H, Gastell S, Ahrens W, Berger K, Brenner H, Ebert N, Fischer B, Greiser KH, Hoffmann W, Jöckel K-H, Kaaks R, Keil T, Kemmling Y, Kluttig A, Krist L, Leitzmann M, Lieb W, Linseisen J, Löffler M, Michels K, Obi N, Peters A, Schipf S, Schmidt B, Zinkhan M, Pischon T. Factors associated with habitual time spent in different physical activity intensities using multiday accelerometry. Scientific Reports. 2020;10:774.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-57648-w
  • Jaeschke L, Steinbrecher A, Greiser KH, Dörr M, Buck T, Linseisen J, Meisinger C, Ahrens W, Becher H, Berger K, Braun B, Brenner H, Castell S, Fischer B, Franzke C-W, Gastell S, Günther K, Hoffmann W, Holleczek B, Jagodzinski A, Kaaks R, Kluttig A, Krause G, Krist L, Kuß O, Lehnich A-T, Leitzmann M, Lieb W, Löffler M, Michels K, Mikolajczyk R, Peters A, Schikowski T, Schipf S, Schmidt B, Schulze M, Völzke H, Willich SN, Pischon T. Erfassung selbst berichteter kardiovaskulärer und metabolischer Erkrankungen in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie: Methoden und erste Ergebnisse. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):439-451.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03108-9
  • Kluttig A, Zschocke J, Haerting J, Schmermund A, Gastell S, Steindorf K, Herbolsheimer F, Hillreiner A, Jochem C, Baumeister S, Sprengeler O, Pischon T, Jaeschke L, Michels K, Krist L, Greiser KH, Schmidt G, Lieb W, Waniek S, Becher H, Jagodzinski A, Schipf S, Völzke H, Ahrens W, Günther K, Castell S, Kemmling Y, Legath N, Berger K, Keil T, Fricke J, Schulze MB, Löffler M, Wirkner K, Kuß O, Schikowski T, Kalinowski S, Stang A, Kaaks R, Damms-Machado A, Hoffmeister M, Weber B, Franzke C-W, Thierry S, Peters A, Kartschmit N, Mikolajczyk R, Fischer B, Leitzmann M, Brandes M. Messung der körperlichen Fitness in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie - Methoden, Qualitätssicherung und erste deskriptive Ergebnisse. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(3):312-321.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03100-3
  • Lakerveld J, Woods C, Hebestreit A, Brenner H, Flechtner-Mors M, Harrington JM, Kamphuis C, Laxy M, Luszczynska A, Mazzocchi M, Murrin CM, Poelman M, Steenhuis I, Roos G, Steinacker J, Stock C, van Lenthe FJ, Zeeb H, Zukowska J, Ahrens W, on behalf of the PEN consortium. Advancing the evidence base for public policies impacting on dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Europe: The Policy Evaluation Network promoting a multidisciplinary approach. Food Policy. 2020;96:101873.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2020.101873
  • Langer S, Horn J, Kluttig A, Mikolajczyk R, Karrasch S, Schulz H, Wichmann H-E, Linseisen J, Jaeschke L, Pischon T, Fricke J, Keil T, Ahrens W, Günther K, Kuß O, Schikowski T, Schmidt B, Jöckel K-H, Michels K, Franzke C-W, Becher H, Jagodzinski A, Castell S, Kemmling Y, Lieb W, Waniek S, Wirkner K, Löffler M, Kaaks R, Greiser KH, Berger K, Legath N, Meinke-Franze C, Schipf S, Leitzmann M, Baurecht H, Weigl K, Amitay E, Gottschick C. Häufigkeit von Asthma bronchiale und Alter bei der Erstdiagnose – Erste Ergebnisse der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):397-403.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03105-y
  • Leitzmann M, Gastell S, Hillreiner A, Herbolsheimer F, Baumeister S, Bohn B, Brandes M, Greiser KH, Jaeschke L, Jochem C, Kluttig A, Krist L, Michels K, Pischon T, Schmermund A, Sprengeler O, Zschocke J, Ahrens W, Baurecht H, Becher H, Berger K, Brenner H, Castell S, Fischer B, Franzke C-W, Fricke J, Hoffmann W, Holleczek B, Kaaks R, Kalinowski S, Keil T, Kemmling Y, Kuß O, Legath N, Lieb W, Linseisen J, Löffler M, Mikolajczyk R, Obi N, Peters A, Ratjen I, Schikowski T, Schulze MB, Stang A, Thierry S, Völzke H, Wirkner K, Steindorf K. Körperliche Aktivität in der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie: Erste Ergebnisse des multimodalen Erhebungskonzepts. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(3):301-311.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03099-7
  • Lynge E, Kaerlev L, Olsen J, Sabroe S, Afonso N, Ahrens W, Eriksson M, Merletti F, Morales-Suarez-Varela MM, Stengrevics A, Guénel P. Rare cancers of unknown etiology: Lessons learned from a European multi-center case-control study. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2020;35(10):937-948.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-020-00663-y
  • Nagrani R, Foraita R, Gianfagna F, Iacoviello L, Mårild S, Michels N, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Marron M. Common genetic variation in obesity, lipid transfer genes and risk of metabolic syndrome: Results from IDEFICS/I.Family study and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. 2020;10(1):7189.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-64031-2
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), in collaboration with Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H. Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: A pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants. The Lancet. 2020;396(10261):1511-1524.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31859-6
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), in collaboration with Pigeot I, Ahrens W. National trends in total cholesterol obscure heterogeneous changes in HDL and non-HDL cholesterol and total-to-HDL cholesterol ratio: A pooled analysis of 458 population-based studies in Asian and Western countries. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2020;49(1):173-192.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyz099
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), in collaboration with Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H. Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol. Nature. 2020;582(2):73-77.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2338-1
  • Schikowski T, Wigmann C, Fuks KB, Schipf S, Heier M, Neuhauser H, Sarganas G, Ahrens W, Becher H, Berger K, Brenner H, Castell S, Damms-Machado A, Dörr M, Ebert N, Efremov L, Emmel C, Felix SB, Fischer B, Franzke C-W, Gastell S, Günther K, Haerting J, Ittermann T, Jaeschke L, Jagodzinski A, Jöckel K-H, Kaaks R, Kalinowski S, Keil T, Kemmling Y, Kluttig A, Krist L, Kuß O, Legath N, Leitzmann M, Lieb W, Löffler M, Meinke-Franze C, Michels KB, Mikolajczyk R, Moebus S, Nuding S, Peters A, Pischon T, Rückert-Eheberg I-M, Schöttker B, Schmidt B, Schmidt CO, Schulze MB, Stang A, Thiele I, Thierry S, Thorand B, Völzke H, Waniek S, Werdan K, Wirkner K, Greiser KH. Blutdruckmessung in der NAKO - Methodische Unterschiede, Blutdruckverteilung und Bekanntheit der Hypertonie im Vergleich zu anderen bevölkerungsbezogenen Studien in Deutschland. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):452-464.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03109-8
  • Schipf S, Schöne G, Schmidt B, Günther K, Stübs G, Greiser KH, Bamberg F, Meinke-Franze C, Becher H, Berger K, Brenner H, Castell S, Damms-Machado A, Fischer B, Franzke C-W, Fricke J, Gastell S, Günther M, Hoffmann W, Holleczek B, Jaeschke L, Jagodzinski A, Jöckel K-H, Kaaks R, Kauczor H-U, Kemmling Y, Kluttig A, Krist L, Kurth B-M, Kuß O, Legath N, Leitzmann M, Lieb W, Linseisen J, Löffler M, Michels K, Mikolajczyk R, Pigeot I, Mueller U, Peters A, Rach S, Schikowski T, Schulze MB, Stallmann C, Stang A, Swart E, Waniek S, Wirkner K, Völzke H, Pischon T, Ahrens W. Die Basiserhebung der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie: Teilnahme an den Untersuchungsmodulen, Qualitätssicherung und Nutzung von Sekundärdaten. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(3):254-266.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03093-z
  • Schmidt CO, Günther K-P, Goronzy J, Albrecht K, Chenot J-F, Callhoff J, Richter A, Kasch R, Ahrens W, Becher H, Berger K, Brenner H, Fischer B, Franzke C-W, Hoffmann W, Holleczek B, Jaeschke L, Jenning C, Jöckel K-H, Kaaks R, Keil T, Kluttig A, Krause G, Kuß O, Leitzmann M, Lieb W, Linseisen J, Löffler M, Meinke-Franze C, Meisinger C, Michels K, Mikolajczyk R, Obi N, Peters A, Pischon T, Schikowski T, Schipf S, Specker C, Völzke H, Wirkner K, Zink A, Sander O. Häufigkeiten muskuloskelettaler Symptome und Erkrankungen in der bevölkerungsbezogenen NAKO Gesundheitsstudie. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):415-425.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03110-1
  • Thumann B, Börnhorst C, Ahrens W, Arvidsson L, Gwozdz W, Iguacel I, Mårild S, Molnár D, Rach S, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, De Henauw S, Michels N, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between psychosocial well-being and cardiometabolic markers in European children and adolescents. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2020;82(8):764-773.
    https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000845
  • Thumann B, Michels N, Felsö R, Hunsberger M, Kaprio J, Moreno LA, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, De Henauw S, Ahrens W, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Associations between sleep duration and insulin resistance in European children and adolescents considering the mediating role of abdominal obesity. PLOS ONE. 2020;15(6):e0235049.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235049
  • Wolters M, Dejanovic GM, Asllanaj E, Günther K, Pohlabeln H, Bramer W, Ahrens J, Nagrani R, Pigeot I, Franco OH, Ahrens W, Muka T, Glisic M. Effects of phytoestrogen supplementation on intermediate cardiovascular disease risk factors among postmenopausal women: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Menopause. 2020;27(9):1081-1092.
    http://doi.org/10.1097/GME.0000000000001566
  • Zähringer J, Schwingshackl L, Movsisyan A, Stratil J, Capacci S, Steinacker J, Forberger S, Ahrens W, Küllenberg de Gaudry D, Schünemann H, Meerpohl JJ, on behalf of the PEN consortium. Use of the GRADE approach in health policymaking and evaluation: A scoping review of nutrition and physical activity policies. Implementation Science. 2020;15:37.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-020-00984-2
  • Eriksson M, Kaerlev L, Johansen P, Afonso N, Ahrens W, Costa-Pererra A, Guénel P, Jöckel K-H, Llopis-González A, Merletti F, Suarez-Varela MM, Trétarre B, Wingren G, Richiardi L, Sabroe S. Tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption as risk factors for thymoma - A European case-control study. Cancer Epidemiology. 2019;61:133-138.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2019.06.008
  • Hebestreit A, Thumann B, Wolters M, Bucksch J, Huybrechts I, Inchley J, Lange C, Lien N, Manz K, Slimani N, van der Ploeg H, Ahrens W, on behalf of the DEDIPAC consortium. Road map towards a harmonized pan-European surveillance of obesity-related lifestyle behaviours and their determinants in children and adolescents. International Journal of Public Health. 2019;64(4):615-623.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-019-01227-y
  • Luttmann S, Eberle A, Kibele E, Ahrens W. Perspektiven für ein bundesweites Mortalitätsregister: Erfahrungen mit dem Bremer Mortalitätsindex. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2019;62(12):1500-1509.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-019-03049-y
  • Rito AI, Buoncristiano M, Spinelli A, Salanave B, Kunešová M, Hejgaard T, Garcia Solano M, Fijalkowska A, Sturua L, Hyska J, Kelleher C, Duleva V, Music Milanovic S, Farrugia Sant'Angelo V, Abdrakhmanova S, Kujundzic E, Peterkova V, Gualtieri A, Pudule I, Petrauskiene A, Tanrygulyyeva M, Sherali R, Huidumac-Petrescu C, Williams J, Ahrens W, Breda J. Association between characteristics at birth, breastfeeding and obesity in 22 countries: The WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative - COSI 2015/2017. Obesity Facts. 2019;12(2):226-243.
    https://doi.org/10.1159/000500425
  • Sprengeler O, Buck C, Hebestreit A, Wirsik N, Ahrens W. Sports contribute to total moderate to vigorous physical activity in school children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2019;51(8):1653-1661.
    https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001948
  • Thumann B, Börnhorst C, Michels N, Veidebaum T, Solea A, Reisch LA, Moreno LA, Lauria F, Kaprio J, Hunsberger M, Heidinger-Felsõ R, Gwozdz W, De Henauw S, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between psychosocial well-being and sleep in European children and adolescents. Journal of Sleep Research. 2019;28(2):e12783.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.12783
  • Coumans J, Danner U, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A, Intemann T, Kourides Y, Lissner L, Michels N, Moreno LA, Russo P, Stomfai S, Veidebaum T, Adan R, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. The association of emotion-driven impulsiveness, cognitive inflexibility and decision-making with weight status in European adolescents. International Journal of Obesity. 2018;42(4):655-661.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2017.270
  • Ahrens W, Siani A, Adan R, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Hebestreit A, Hunsberger M, Kaprio J, Krogh V, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Page A, Picó C, Reisch LA, Smith RM, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Williams G, Pohlabeln H, Pigeot I, on behalf of the I.Family consortium. Cohort profile: The transition from childhood to adolescence in European children - How I.Family extends the IDEFICS cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2017;46(5):1394-1395j.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyw317
  • Börnhorst C, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Lissner L, Regber S, Reisch LA, De Decker A, Moreno LA, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Potential selection effects when estimating associations between the infancy peak or adiposity rebound and later body mass index in children. International Journal of Obesity. 2017;41(4):518-526.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.218
  • Brand T, Jahn I, Pohlabeln H, Böttcher S, Hense S, Hebestreit A, Ahrens W. Comparing strategies to improve the implementation of healthy nutrition in kindergartens: A prospective observational study. Journal of Public Health. 2017;25(3):299-310.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-016-0779-7
  • Günther K, Foraita R, Friemel J, Günther F, Bullerdiek J, Nimzyk R, Markowski DN, Behrens T, Ahrens W. The stem cell factor HMGA2 is expressed in non-HPV-associated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and predicts patient survival of distinct subsites. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 2017;26(2):197-205.
    https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0492
  • Langeheine M, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Rach S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Consequences of an extended recruitment on participation in the follow-up of a child study: Results from the German IDEFICS cohort. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2017;31(1):76-86.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12328
  • Mikkelsen A, Galli C, Eiben G, Ahrens W, Iacoviello L, Molnár D, Pala V, Risé P, Rodríguez G, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Vyncke K, Wolters M, Mehlig K, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Blood fatty acid composition in relation to allergy in children aged 2-9 years: Results from the European IDEFICS study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017;71(1):39-44.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2016.158
  • Olsson AC, Vermeulen R, Schüz J, Kromhout H, Pesch B, Peters S, Behrens T, Portengen L, Mirabelli D, Gustavsson P, Kendzia B, Almansa J, Luzon V, Vlaanderen J, Stücker I, Guida F, Consonni D, Caporaso N, Landi MT, Field J, Brüske I, Wichmann H-E, Siemiatycki J, Parent M-E, Richiardi L, Merletti F, Jöckel K-H, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Plato N, Tardón A, Zaridze D, McLaughlin J, Demers P, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Lissowska J, Rudnai P, Fabianova E, Dumitru RS, Bencko V, Foretova L, Janout V, Boffetta P, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Forastiere F, Brüning T, Straif K. Exposure-response analyses of asbestos and lung cancer subtypes in a pooled analysis of case-control studies. Epidemiology. 2017;28(2):288-299.
    https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000604
  • Wolters M, Börnhorst C, Schwarz H, Risé P, Galli C, Moreno LA, Pala V, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Fraterman A, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Lissner L, Molnár D, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Association of desaturase activity and C-reactive protein in European children. Pediatric Research. 2017;81(1):27-32.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/pr.2016.186
  • Börnhorst C, Tilling K, Russo P, Kourides Y, Michels N, Molnár D, Rodríguez G, Moreno LA, Krogh V, Ben-Shlomo Y, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Associations between early body mass index trajectories and later metabolic risk factors in European children: The IDEFICS study. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2016;31(5):513-525.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-015-0080-z
  • Iacomino G, Russo P, Stillitano I, Lauria F, Marena P, Ahrens W, De Luca P, Siani A. Circulating microRNAs are deregulated in overweight/obese children: Preliminary results of the I.Family study. Genes & Nutrition. 2016;11:7.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12263-016-0525-3
  • Wichmann H-E, Hörlein A, Ahrens W, Nauck M. Die Biobank der Nationalen Kohorte als Ressource der epidemiologischen Forschung. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2016;59(3):351-360.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-015-2305-4
  • Wolters M, Pala V, Russo P, Risé P, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, Mehlig K, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Tornaritis M, Galli C, Ahrens W, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Associations of whole blood n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids with blood pressure in children and adolescents - Results from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(11):e0165981.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165981
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Sensory taste preferences and taste sensitivity and the association of unhealthy food patterns with overweight and obesity in primary school children in Europe - A synthesis of data from the IDEFICS study. Flavour. 2015;4(8):1-9.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/2044-7248-4-8
  • Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Foraita R, Nelis M, Lagiou P, Lagiou A, Bouchardy C, Slamova A, Schejbalova M, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Agudo A, Castellsague X, Macfarlane TV, Macfarlane GJ, Lee Y-CA, Talamini R, Barzan L, Canova C, Simonato L, Thomson P, McKinney PA, McMahon AD, Znaor A, Healy CM, McCartan BE, Metspalu A, Marron M, Hashibe M, Conway DI, Brennan P. Oral health, dental care and mouthwash associated with upper aerodigestive tract cancer risk in Europe: The ARCAGE study. Oral Oncology. 2014;50(6):616-625.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2014.03.001
  • Schink T, Kreutz G, Busch V, Pigeot I, Ahrens W. Incidence and relative risk of hearing disorders in professional musicians. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2014;71(7):472-476.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2014-102172
  • Zinkhan M, Berger K, Hense S, Nagel M, Obst A, Koch B, Penzel T, Fietze I, Ahrens W, Young P, Happe S, Kantelhardt JW, Kluttig A, Schmidt-Pokrzywniak A, Pillmann F, Stang A. Agreement of different methods for assessing sleep characteristics: A comparison of two actigraphs, wrist and hip placement, and self-report with polysomnography. Sleep Medicine. 2014;15(9):1107-1114.
    https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2014.04.015
  • Behrens T, Lynge E, Cree I, Lutz J-M, Eriksson M, Guénel P, Merletti F, Morales-Suarez-Varela MM, Afonso N, Stengrevics A, Févotte J, Sabroe S, Llopis-González A, Gorini G, Hardell L, Stang A, Ahrens W. Pesticide exposure in farming and forestry and the risk of uveal melanoma. Cancer Causes & Control. 2012;23(1):141-151.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-011-9863-z
  • Behrens T, Pohlabeln H, Mester B, Langner I, Schmeißer N, Ahrens W. Exposure to metal-working fluids in the automobile industry and the risk of male germ cell tumors. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012;69(3):224-226.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2011-100070
  • Macfarlane TV, Macfarlane GJ, Thakker NS, Benhamou S, Bouchardy C, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Lagiou P, Lagiou A, Castellsague X, Agudo A, Slamova A, Plzak J, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Talamini R, Barzan L, Kjaerheim K, Canova C, Simonato L, Conway DI, McKinney PA, Thomson P, Sloan P, Znaor A, Healy CM, McCartan BE, Marron M, Brennan P. Role of medical history and medication use in the aetiology of upper aerodigestive tract cancers in Europe: The ARCAGE study. Annals of Oncology. 2012;23(4):1053-1060.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mdr335
  • Pesch B, Kendzia B, Gustavsson P, Jöckel K-H, Johnen G, Pohlabeln H, Olsson A, Ahrens W, Gross IM, Brüske I, Wichmann H-E, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Simonato L, Fortes C, Siemiatycki J, Parent M-E, Consonni D, Landi MT, Caporaso N, Zaridze D, Cassidy A, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Rudnai P, Lissowska J, Stücker I, Fabianova E, Stanescu Dumitru R, Bencko V, Foretova L, Janout V, Rudin CM, Brennan P, Boffetta P, Straif K, Brüning T. Cigarette smoking and lung cancer - relative risk estimates for the major histological types from a pooled analysis of case-control studies. International Journal of Cancer. 2012;131(5):1210-1219.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.27339
  • Richiardi L, Corbin M, Marron M, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Lagiou P, Minaki P, Agudo A, Castellsague X, Slamova A, Schejbalova M, Kjaerheim K, Barzan L, Talamini R, Macfarlane GJ, Macfarlane TV, Canova C, Simonato L, Conway DI, McKinney PA, Sneddon L, Thomson P, Znaor A, Healy CM, McCartan BE, Benhamou S, Bouchardy C, Hashibe M, Brennan P, Merletti F. Occupation and risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancer: The ARCAGE study. International Journal of Cancer. 2012;130(10):2397-2406.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.26237
  • Ahrens W, Bammann K, Siani A, Buchecker K, De Henauw S, Iacoviello L, Hebestreit A, Krogh V, Lissner L, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pitsiladis Y, Reisch LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. The IDEFICS cohort: Design, characteristics and participation in the baseline survey. International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35(Suppl. 1):S3-S15.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.30
  • Anantharaman D, Marron M, Lagiou P, Samoli E, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Slamova A, Schejbalova M, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Castellsague X, Agudo A, Talamini R, Barzan L, Macfarlane TV, Tickle M, Simonato L, Canova C, Conway DI, McKinney PA, Thomson P, Znaor A, Healy CM, McCartan BE, Hashibe M, Brennan P, Macfarlane GJ. Population attributable risk of tobacco and alcohol for upper aerodigestive tract cancer. Oral Oncology. 2011;47(8):725-731.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2011.05.004
  • Chen D, Truong T, Gaborieau V, Chabrier A, Chuang S-C, Olshan AF, Weissler MC, Luo J, Romkes M, Buch S, Nukui T, Franceschi S, Kelsey KT, Christensen B, McClean MD, Lacko M, Manni JJ, Peters WHM, Lubinski J, Trubicka J, Lener M, Muscat J, Lazarus P, Wei Q, Sturgis EM, Zhang Z-F, Chang S-C, Wang R, Schwartz SM, Chen C, Benhamou S, Lagiou P, Holcátová I, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Agudo A, Castellsague X, Macfarlane TV, Barzan L, Canova C, Thakker NS, Conway DI, Znaor A, Healy CM, Ahrens W, Zaridze D, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Lissowska J, Rudnai P, Fabianova E, Bucur A, Bencko V, Foretova L, Janout V, Curado MP, Koifman S, Menezes A, Wünsch-Filho V, Neto JE, Fernandez L, Boccia S, Hashibe M, Hayes RB, Boffetta P, Brennan P, McKay JD. A sex-specific association between a 15q25 variant and upper aerodigestive tract cancers. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 2011;20(4):658-664.
    https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-10-1008
  • Chuang S-C, Agudo A, Ahrens W, Anantharaman D, Benhamou S, Boccia S, Chen C, Conway DI, Fabianova E, Hayes RB, Healy CM, Holcátová I, Kjaerheim K, Lagiou P, Lazarus P, Macfarlane TV, Mahimkar MB, Mates D, Matsuo K, Merletti F, Metspalu A, Morgenstern H, Muscat J, Cadoni G, Olshan AF, Purdue M, Ramroth H, Rudnai P, Schwartz SM, Simonato L, Smith EM, Sturgis EM, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Talamini R, Thomson P, Wei Q, Zaridze D, Zhang Z-F, Znaor A, Brennan P, Boffetta P, Hashibe M. Sequence variants and the risk of head and neck cancer: Pooled analysis in the INHANCE consortium. Frontiers in Oncology. 2011;1:13.
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2011.00013
  • De Henauw S, Verbestel V, Mårild S, Barba G, Bammann K, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Iacoviello L, Keimer KM, Konstabel K, Kovács E, Lissner L, Maes L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Reisch LA, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Williams G, Ahrens W, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. The IDEFICS community-oriented intervention program. A new model for childhood obesity prevention in Europe? International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35(Suppl. 1):S16-S23.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.31
  • Hense S, Barba G, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Hadjigeorgiou C, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W. Factors that influence weekday sleep duration in European children. Sleep. 2011;34(5):633-639.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/34.5.633
  • Hense S, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Barba G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W. Sleep duration and overweight in European children - Is the association modified by geographic region? Sleep. 2011;34(7):885-890.
    https://doi.org/10.5665/sleep.1120
  • Huybrechts I, Börnhorst C, Pala V, Moreno LA, Barba G, Lissner L, Fraterman A, Veidebaum T, Hebestreit A, Sieri S, Krogh V, Ottevaere C, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Evaluation of the Children's Eating Habits Questionnaire used in the IDEFICS study by using urinary calcium and potassium excretion in spot urine samples for estimating correlations with milk consumption frequencies among European children. International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35(Suppl. 1):S69-S78.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.37
  • Lanfer A, Hebestreit A, Ahrens W, Krogh V, Sieri S, Lissner L, Eiben G, Siani A, Huybrechts I, Loit H-M, Papoutsou S, Kovács E, Pala V, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Reproducibility of food consumption frequencies derived from the Children's Eating Habits Questionnaire used in the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35(Suppl. 1):S61-S68.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.36
  • McKay JD, Truong T, Gaborieau V, Chabrier A, Chuang S-C, Byrnes G, Zaridze D, Shangina O, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Lissowska J, Rudnai P, Fabianova E, Bucur A, Bencko V, Holcátová I, Janout V, Foretova L, Lagiou P, Trichopoulos D, Benhamou S, Bouchardy C, Ahrens W, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Talamini R, Barzan L, Kjaerheim K, Macfarlane GJ, Macfarlane TV, Simonato L, Canova C, Agudo A, Castellsague X, Lowry R, Conway DI, McKinney PA, Healy CM, Toner ME, Znaor A, Curado MP, Koifman S, Menezes A, Wünsch-Filho V, Neto JE, Fernandez L, Boccia S, Cadoni G, Arzani D, Olshan AF, Weissler MC, Funkhouser WK, Luo J, Lubinski J, Trubicka J, Lener M, Oszutowska D, Schwartz SM, Chen C, Fish S, Doody DR, Muscat J, Lazarus P, Gallagher CJ, Chang S-C, Greenland S, Zhang Z-F, Wei Q, Sturgis EM, Wang L-E, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Kelsey KT, McClean MD, Marsit CJ, Nelson HH, Romkes M, Buch S, Nukui T, Zhong S, Lacko M, Manni JJ, Peters WHM, Hung RJ, McLaughlin J, Vatten L, Njølstad I, Goodman GE, Field JK, Liloglou T, Vineis P, Clavel-Chapelon F, Palli D, Tumino R, Krogh V, Panico S, Gonzalez CA, Quirós JR, Martinez C, Navarro C, Ardanaz E, Larranaga N, Khaw K-T, Key T, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Peeters PHM, Trichopoulou A, Linseisen J, Boeing H, Hallmans G, Overvad K, Tjønneland A, Kumle M, Riboli E, Välk K, Vooder T, Metspalu A, Zelenika D, Boland A, Delepine M, Foglio M, Lechner D, Blanche H, Gut IG, Galan P, Heath S, Hashibe M, Hayes RB, Boffetta P, Lathrop M, Brennan P. A genome-wide association study of upper aerodigestive tract cancers conducted within the INHANCE consortium. PLoS Genetics. 2011;7(3):e1001333.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1001333
  • Mester B, Schmeißer N, Lünzmann H, Pohlabeln H, Langner I, Behrens T, Ahrens W. Development and evaluation of a tool for retrospective exposure assessment of selected endocrine disrupting chemicals and EMF in the car manufacturing industry. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2011;55(7):736-751.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/mer023
  • Olsson AC, Gustavsson P, Kromhout H, Peters S, Vermeulen R, Brüske I, Pesch B, Siemiatycki J, Pintos J, Brüning T, Cassidy A, Wichmann H-E, Consonni D, Landi MT, Caporaso N, Plato N, Merletti F, Mirabelli D, Richiardi L, Jöckel K-H, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Lissowska J, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Zaridze D, Stücker I, Benhamou S, Bencko V, Foretova L, Janout V, Rudnai P, Fabianova E, Stanescu Dumitru R, Gross IM, Kendzia B, Forastiere F, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Brennan P, Boffetta P, Straif K. Exposure to diesel motor exhaust and lung cancer risk in a pooled analysis from case-control studies in Europe and Canada. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2011;183(7):941-948.
    https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201006-0940OC
  • Park SL, Lee Y-CA, Marron M, Agudo A, Ahrens W, Barzan L, Bencko V, Benhamou S, Bouchardy C, Canova C, Castellsague X, Conway DI, Healy CM, Holcátová I, Kjaerheim K, Lagiou P, Lowry RJ, Macfarlane TV, Macfarlane GJ, McCartan BE, McKinney PA, Merletti F, Pohlabeln H, Richiardi L, Simonato L, Sneddon L, Talamini R, Trichopoulos D, Znaor A, Brennan P, Hashibe M. The association between change in body mass index and upper aerodigestive tract cancers in the ARCAGE project: Multicenter case-control study. International Journal of Cancer. 2011;128(6):1449-1461.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.25468
  • Peplies J, Günther K, Bammann K, Fraterman A, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Vanaelst B, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Influence of sample collection and pre-analytical sample processing on the analyses of biological markers in the European multicentre study IDEFICS. International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35(Suppl. 1):S104-S112.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.41
  • Schmeißer N, Mester B, Behrens T, Gottlieb A, Langner I, Ahrens W. Local cluster of germ cell cancer in a cohort of male automotive workers in Germany not explained by previous or concurrent activities and exposures in farming and forestry. Cancer Epidemiology. 2011;35(1):73-77.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2010.06.019
  • Sioen I, Goemare S, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, De Vriendt T, Kaufman J-M, Ottevaere C, Roggen I, Swolin-Eide D, Tubic B, Vyncke K, Mårild S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. The relationship between pediatric calcaneal quantitative ultrasound measurements and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and DXA with laser (DXL) as well as body composition. International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35(Suppl. 1):S125-S130.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.44
  • Stomfai S, Ahrens W, Bammann K, Kovács E, Mårild S, Michels N, Moreno LA, Pohlabeln H, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Intra- and interobserver reliability in anthropometric measurements in children. International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35(Suppl. 1):S45-S51.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.34
  • Suling M, Hebestreit A, Peplies J, Bammann K, Nappo A, Eiben G, Fernández-Alvira JM, Verbestel V, Kovács E, Pitsiladis Y, Veidebaum T, Hadjigeorgiou C, Knof K, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Design and results of the pre-test of the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35(Suppl. 1):S30-S44.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.33
  • Zeeb H, Ahrens W, Pigeot I. Primärprävention: Konzepte und Strategien. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2011;54(3):265-271.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-010-1226-5
  • Agostini M, Ferro G, Olsson A, Burstyn I, De Vocht F, Hansen J, Funch Lassen C, Johansen C, Kjaerheim K, Langard S, Stücker I, Ahrens W, Behrens T, Lindbohm M-L, Heikkilä P, Heederik D, Portengen L, Shaham J, Boffetta P, Kromhout H. Exposure assessment for a nested case control study of lung cancer among European asphalt workers. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2010;54(7):813-823.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/meq059
  • Behrens T, Kaerlev L, Cree I, Lutz J-M, Afonso N, Eriksson M, Guénel P, Merletti F, Morales-Suarez-Varela MM, Stengrevics A, Sabroe S, Cyr D, Llopis-González A, Gorini G, Sharkova G, Hardell L, Ahrens W. Hormonal exposures and the risk of uveal melanoma. Cancer Causes & Control. 2010;21(10):1625-1634.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-010-9591-9
  • Behrens T, Lynge E, Cree I, Sabroe S, Lutz J-M, Afonso N, Eriksson M, Guénel P, Merletti F, Morales-Suarez-Varela MM, Stengrevics A, Févotte J, Llopis-González A, Gorini G, Sharkova G, Hardell L, Ahrens W. Occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and sex-differential risk of uveal melanoma. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010;67(11):751-759.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/oem.2009.052225
  • Conway DI, McKinney PA, McMahon AD, Ahrens W, Schmeißer N, Benhamou S, Bouchardy C, Macfarlane GJ, Macfarlane TV, Lagiou P, Bencko V, Minaki P, Holcátová I, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Agudo A, Castellsague X, Talamini R, Barzan L, Canova C, Simonato L, Lowry R, Znaor A, Healy CM, McCartan BE, Marron M, Hashibe M, Brennan P. Socioeconomic factors associated with risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancer in Europe. European Journal of Cancer. 2010;46(3):588-598.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2009.09.028
  • Lanfer A, Hebestreit A, Ahrens W. Einfluss der Ernährung und des Essverhaltens auf die Entwicklung der Adipositas bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2010;53(7):690-698.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-010-1086-z
  • Langner I, Schmeißer N, Mester B, Behrens T, Gottlieb A, Ahrens W. Case-control study of male germ cell tumors nested in a cohort of car manufacturing workers: Findings from the occupational history. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2010;53(10):1006-1018.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.20865
  • Macfarlane TV, Macfarlane GJ, Oliver RJ, Benhamou S, Bouchardy C, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Lagiou P, Lagiou A, Castellsague X, Agudo A, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Slamova A, Schejbalova M, Canova C, Simonato L, Talamini R, Barzan L, Conway DI, McKinney PA, Znaor A, Lowry RJ, Thomson P, Healy CM, McCartan BE, Marron M, Hashibe M, Brennan P. The aetiology of upper aerodigestive tract cancers among young adults in Europe: The ARCAGE study. Cancer Causes & Control. 2010;21(12):2213-2221.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-010-9641-3
  • Olsson A, Kromhout H, Agostini M, Hansen J, Funch Lassen C, Johansen C, Kjaerheim K, Langard S, Stücker I, Ahrens W, Behrens T, Lindbohm M-L, Heikkilä P, Heederik D, Portengen L, Shaham J, Ferro G, De Vocht F, Burstyn I, Boffetta P. A case-control study of lung cancer nested in a cohort of European asphalt workers. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2010;118(10):1418-1424.
    https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.0901800
  • Pigeot I, Buck C, Herrmann D, Ahrens W. Übergewicht und Adipositas bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Die weltweite Situation. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2010;53(7):653-665.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-010-1083-2
  • Pigeot I, De Henauw S, Foraita R, Jahn I, Ahrens W. Primary prevention from the epidemiology perspective: Three examples from the practice. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2010;10:10.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-10-10
  • Schmeißer N, Conway DI, McKinney PA, McMahon AD, Pohlabeln H, Marron M, Benhamou S, Bouchardy C, Macfarlane GJ, Macfarlane TV, Lagiou P, Lagiou A, Bencko V, Holcátová I, Merletti F, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Agudo A, Talamini R, Polesel J, Canova C, Simonato L, Lowry RJ, Znaor A, Healy CM, McCartan BE, Hashibe M, Brennan P, Ahrens W. Life course social mobility and risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancer in men. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2010;25(3):173-182.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-010-9429-5
  • Schmeißer N, Kaerlev L, Bourdon-Raverdy N, Ganry O, Llopis-González A, Guénel P, Hardell L, Merletti F, Zambon P, Morales-Suarez-Varela MM, Olsen J, Olsson H, Vyberg M, Ahrens W. Occupational exposure to pesticides and bile tract carcinoma in men: Results from a European multicenter case-control study. Cancer Causes & Control. 2010;21(9):1493-1502.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-010-9578-6
  • Villeneuve S, Cyr D, Lynge E, Orsi L, Sabroe S, Merletti F, Gorini G, Morales-Suarez-Varela MM, Ahrens W, Baumgardt-Elms C, Karlaev L, Eriksson M, Hardell L, Févotte J, Guénel P. Occupation and occupational exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in male breast cancer: A case-control study in Europe. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010;67(12):837-844.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/oem.2009.052175
  • Winkler S, Picó C, Ahrens W. Physiologische Mechanismen in der Entwicklung von Adipositas. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2010;53(7):681-689.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-010-1089-9
  • Aleksandrova K, Egea Rodrigues C, Floegel A, Ahrens W. Omics biomarkers in obesity: Novel etiological insights and targets for precision prevention. Current Obesity Reports. 2020;9(3):219-230.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s13679-020-00393-y
  • Editorials

  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pischon T. Das Fundament ist gelegt – Für verbesserte Vorbeugung und Früherkennung der großen Volkskrankheiten. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(4):373-375.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03119-6
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pischon T. Was macht krank, was hält uns gesund? Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2020;63(3):251-253.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-020-03104-z
  • Ahrens W. Die Epidemiologie körperlicher Aktivität - Welche Forschungslücken gilt es zu schließen? Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin. 2016;67(6):129-130.
    https://doi.org/10.5960/dzsm.2016.240
  • Editorships

  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pischon T. Die Basiserhebung der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie – Teil I: Erste Ergebnisse zu sozialen und medizinischen Faktoren. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz 63(3). Berlin: Springer. 2020.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I. Die Basiserhebung der NAKO Gesundheitsstudie – Teil II: Erste Ergebnisse zu häufigen Volkskrankheiten. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz 63(4). Berlin: Springer. 2020.
  • Books

  • Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2019.
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) working group on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans. in collaboration with Ahrens W, Albin M, Baker MG, Christiani DC, Fritz JM, Fukushima S, Gwinn WM, Hansen J, Kromhout H, Lavoué J, Luce D, Lunn RM, 't Mannetje A, Nersesyan AK, Peters S, Tokar EJ, Zeidler-Erdely PC. Welding, molybdenum trioxide, and indium tin oxide. Lyon: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2018.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, editors. Handbook of epidemiology. 2nd edition. New York: Springer; 2014.
  • Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents - Prevalence and etiology. New York: Springer; 2011.
  • Contributions to books and proceedings

  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Bammann K. The IDEFICS/I.Family studies: Design and methods of a large European child cohort. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 1-24.
  • Ahrens W, Kreienbrock L, Pigeot I. Epidemiologische Methoden in den Gesundheitswissenschaften. In: Haring R, editors. Gesundheitswissenschaften. Berlin: Springer. 2019. 103-117.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-54179-1_10-1
  • Ahrens W, Lauria F, Formisano A, Moreno LA, Pigeot I. Pre- and postnatal factors obtained from health records. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 175-188.
  • Bammann K, Peplies J, Mårild S, Molnár D, Suling M, Siani A. Physical examinations. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 47-55.
  • Bammann K, Reisch LA, Pohlabeln H, Williams G, Wolters M. Core questionnaires. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 189-207.
  • Bogl L-H, Kaprio J, Brünings-Kuppe C, Lissner L, Ahrens W. Interview on kinship and household. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 291-301.
  • Brandes M, Vincente-Rodriguez G, Suling M, Pitsiladis Y, Bammann K. Physical fitness. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 277-289.
  • De Bourdeaudhuij I, Verbestel V, Maes L, Nappo A, Chadjigeorgiou C, Molnár D, Kovács E, Eiben G, Hassel H, Gallois KM, Konstabel K, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Lascorz Frauca N, Veidebaum T, Mårild S, De Henauw S. Process evaluation of the IDEFICS intervention. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 231-255.
  • Hebestreit A, Wolters M, Jilani H, Eiben G, Pala V. Web-based 24-h dietary recall: The SACANA program. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 77-102.
  • Jilani H, Peplies J, Buchecker K. Assessment of sensory taste perception in children. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 257-275.
  • Peplies J, Günther K, Gottlieb A, Lübke A, Bammann K, Ahrens W. Biological samples - Standard operating procedures for collection, shipment, storage and documentation. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 57-76.
  • Reineke A, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Rach S. MODYS - A modular control and documentation system for epidemiological studies. In: Bammann K, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Instruments for health surveys in children and adolescents. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 2019. S. 25-45.
  • Intemann T, Pohlabeln H, Herrmann D, Ahrens W, Pigeot I. Estimating age- and height-specific percentile curves for children using GAMLSS in the IDEFICS study. In: Wilhelm AF, Kestler HA, editors. Analysis of large and complex data. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing. 2016. S. 385-394.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25226-1
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Risk factors of childhood obesity: Lessons from the European IDEFICS study. In: Frelut M-L, editors. eBook on child and adolescent obesity. Brussels: The European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG). 2015.
    http://ebook.ecog-obesity.eu
  • Ahrens W, Moreno LA, Pigeot I. Childhood obesity: Prevalence worldwide - Synthesis Part I. In: Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents - Prevalence and etiology. New York, USA: Springer. 2011. S. 219-235.
  • Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Ahrens W. Childhood obesity: Etiology - Synthesis Part II. In: Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents - Prevalence and etiology. New York, USA: Springer. 2011. S. 483-492.
  • Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Moreno LA. Introduction. In: Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, editors. Epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents - Prevalence and etiology. New York, USA: Springer. 2011. S. 1-6.
  • Behrens T, Mester B, Ahrens W. Epidemiologische Evidenz in der Arbeitsmedizin. In: Hofmann F, Kralj N, editors. Handbuch der betriebsärztlichen Praxis. Grundlagen - Diagnostik - Organisation - Prävention - Rechtskommentare. 30. Ergänzungslieferung 4/10. München: ecomed Medizin. 2010. S. 1-16.
  • PhD-Theses

  • Thumann B. The connection between mental and physical health: Investigating the associations between psychosocial well-being, sleep and cardio-metabolic health in European children and adolescents. Bremen: Universität Bremen; Ghent University; 2021.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.26092/elib/520.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Ahrens W, Thumann B. The link between mental and physical health in European children and adolescents. Gianni Barba Lecture Series at the 41st National Congress of the Italian Society for Human Nutrition, 17 April 2021, online presentation.
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the PEN consortium. PEN: Monitoring and accountability of public policies across Europe. European and International Congress on Obesity, 1-4 September 2020, online presentation.
  • Sina E, Buck C, Eiben G, De Henauw S, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pala V, Pohlabeln H, Reisch LA, Siani A, Kourides Y, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A. Media use and metabolic syndrome and its components in European children and adolescents - Results from the I.Family study. ISBNPA XChange Initiative, 15-25 June 2020, online presentation.
  • Ahrens W. Der Nutzen großer Kohortenstudien in Deutschland - Der Bremer Beitrag zur Nationalen Kohorte. 60. Biometrisches Kolloquium der Deutschen Region der Internationalen Biometrischen Gesellschaft (IBS-DR), 10.-13. März 2014, Bremen.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I. Eating and physical activity behaviors of young children in Europe - The IDEFICS study. Annual Meeting of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), 18-23 January 2013, Miami, USA.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Physical activity, bone health, obesity and metabolic disorders in children below the age of ten across Europe: The IDEFICS study. 12th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), IDEFICS-Symposium: "Physical Activity in Small Children - Assessment, Determinants, Health Outcomes and Methodological Challenges," 22-25 May 2013, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Foraita R, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, on behalf of the ARCAGE consortium. Different interaction concepts to detect gene-environment interactions in the context of upper aero-digestive tract cancer. "Prävention sozial und nachhaltig gestalten". Gemeinsamer Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sozialmedizin und Prävention (DGSMP) und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Soziologie (DGMS) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Medizinischen Dienst der Krankenversicherungen (MDK), 21.-23. September 2011, Bremen. (Abstract publiziert in: Das Gesundheitswesen. 2011;73(8/9):555)
  • Letters

  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), in collaboration with Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H. Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults. Nature. 2019;569(7755):260-264.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1171-x
  • Ahrens W, Merletti F, Mirabelli D. Biliary tract cancer in male printers and typesetters in the European rare cancer case-control study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2014;71(8):591-592.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2014-102322
  • Behrens T, Mester B, Hense S, Ahrens W. Letter to the Editor: "Further potentially carcinogenic effects of chronodisruption" Re: "Shift work and cancer: The evidence and the challenge" by Erren et al. (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010;107(38):657-662). Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. 2011;108(1-2):8.
    https://doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2011.0008a

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Prizes and awards

  • Verleihung der Großen Medaille der Universität Rzeszow, Polen
  • 1st Prize in Oral Communication modality in the area of Metabolism (mit C. Börnhorst + I. Pigeot)
    European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) (2018)
    Oral presentation "Trajectories of overweight and metabolic syndrome in the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort"
  • President's Award of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR)
    European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) (2018)
    Outstanding Prevention Science Research Paper in the past year
  • Impact Award
    EU Project CommNet (2014)
    The I.Family Study: Inspiring young people
  • Best in class
    Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission (2010)
    IDEFICS study

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