Dr. Maike Wolters

  • Since 2012
    Research Associate, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS
  • 2010 - 2012
    Research Associate, Competence Center for Clinical Studies Bremen, University of Bremen, Central study management, Indication Schizophrenia
  • 2008 - 2010
    Clinical Study Management, Cytonet, Weinheim, Indication Urea cycle disorders
  • 2006 - 2008
    Clinical Project Management, Pfizer Pharma, Karlsruhe, Indication Oncology
  • 1997 - 2006
    Research Associate, Institute of Food Science, University of Hannover
  • 1994 - 1996
    Nutrition Councelling, Innungskrankenkasse Chemnitz (Health Insurance Company)
  • 1994
    Diploma in Nutritional Science and Home Economics, University of Kiel

  • Overweight and obesity
  • Fatty acid status and metabolism
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Metabolic disorders

    Selected BIPS-Publications

  • Articles with peer review

  • Börnhorst C, Pigeot I, De Henauw S, Formisano A, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Vrijkotte T, Didelez V, Wolters M, on behalf of the GrowH! consortium. The effects of hypothetical behavioral interventions on the 13-year incidence of overweight/obesity in children and adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2023;20:100.
  • Wolters M, Marron M, Foraita R, Hadjigeorgiou C, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Lauria F, Iglesia I, Moreno LA, Molnár D, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Nagrani R, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Longitudinal associations between vitamin D status and cardiometabolic risk markers among children and adolescents. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2023;108(12):e1731-e1742.
  • Wolters M, Intemann T, Russo P, Moreno LA, Molnár D, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Ahrens W, Floegel A. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D reference percentiles and the role of their determinants among European children and adolescents. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2022;76(4):564-573.
  • Wolters M, von der Haar A, Baalmann A-K, Wellbrock M, Heise T, Rach S. Effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in the prevention and treatment of depressive disorders - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrients. 2021;13:1070.
  • 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.
  • Wolters M, Ahrens J, Romaní-Perez M, Watkins C, Sanz Y, Benítez-Paez A, Stanton C, Günther K. Dietary fat, the gut microbiota, and metabolic health - A systematic review conducted within the MyNewGut project. Clinical Nutrition. 2019;38(6):2504-2520.
  • Wolters M, Volkert D, Streicher M, Kiesswetter E, Torbahn G, O'Connor EM, O'Keeffe M, Kelly M, O'Herlihy E, O'Toole PW, Timmons S, O'Shea E, Kearney P, van Zwienen-Pot J, Visser M, Maitre I, van Wymelbeke V, Sulmont-Rossé C, Nagel G, Flechtner-Mors M, Goisser S, Teh R, Hebestreit A, on behalf of the MaNuEl consortium. Prevalence of malnutrition using harmonized definitions in older adults from different settings - A MaNuEL Study. Clinical Nutrition. 2019;38(5):2389-2398.
  • Wolters M, Joslowski G, Plachta-Danielzik S, Standl M, Müller MJ, Ahrens W, Buyken A. Dietary patterns in primary school are of prospective relevance for the development of body composition in two German pediatric populations. Nutrients. 2018;10(10):1442.
  • 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.
  • Wolters M, Dering C, Siani A, Russo P, Kaprio J, Risé P, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, Mehlig K, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Tornaritis M, Iacoviello L, Pitsiladis Y, Galli C, Foraita R, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. The role of a FADS1 polymorphism in the association of fatty acid blood levels, BMI and blood pressure in young children - Analyses based on path models. PLOS ONE. 2017;12(7):e0181485.
  • Rampelli S, Candela M, Turoni S, Biagi E, Pflüger M, Wolters M, Ahrens W, Brigidi P. Microbiota and lifestyle interactions through the lifespan. Trends in Food Science & Technology. 2016;57(Part B):265-272.
  • 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.
  • Wolters M, Schlenz H, Börnhorst C, Risé P, Galli C, Moreno LA, Pala V, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Fraterman A, De Henauw S, Mårild S, Molnár D, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Desaturase activity is associated with weight status and metabolic risk markers in young children. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015;100(10):3760-3769.
  • Schlenz H, Intemann T, Wolters M, González-Gil EM, Nappo A, Fraterman A, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Tornaritis M, Sioen I, Mårild S, Iacoviello L, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. C-reactive protein reference percentiles among pre-adolescent children in Europe based on the IDEFICS study population. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S26-S31.
  • Wolters M, Schlenz H, Foraita R, Galli C, Risé P, Moreno LA, Molnár D, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Vyncke K, Eiben G, Iacoviello L, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Reference values of whole blood fatty acids by age and sex from European children aged 3-8 years. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S86-S98.
  • Books

  • Hahn A, Ströhle A, Wolters M. Ernährung: Physiologische Grundlagen, Prävention, Therapie. 4. Auflage. Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft; 2023.

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