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IDEFICS - Identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants

Description

The IDEFICS Study started in September 2006 and ended in February 2012. The Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine at the University of Bremen (today Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS) coordinated the study, which was funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme.
The study delivered reliable data to make an international assessment of the problem of "obesity in children" possible. The focus of the IDEFICS Study lied in exploring the risks for overweight and obesity in children as well as associated long-term consequences.
23 renown research institutes and small and medium sized enterprises located in 11 different EU-countries participated in the IDEFICS Study. IDEFICS' main goal was to fight overweight, obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases in 2-10 year old European children. One of the focal points of IDEFICS lies in exploring the risks for overweight and obesity in children and the associated long-term consequences. In addition, this EU-wide study measured in how far sensory perception and –preferences of children influence the development of overweight.
Beyond pure research, IDEFICS offered activities for health promotion and prevention in kindergartens and schools. These prevention programmes were developed, implemented and evaluated within the IDEFICS Study. The results of the study will, apart from being embedded into prevention programmes, also be incorporated into various guidelines on nutritional, behavioural and lifestyle as well as ethical guidelines in all participating countries, and to introduce these guidelines into health policy recommendations in all participating countries.

Funding period

Begin:   September 2006
End:   February 2012

Sponsor

  • European Commission (6th Framework Programme)

Contact

Dr. oec. troph. Antje Hebestreit

Cooperation

  • Kirsten Buchecker (Technologie-Transfer-Zentrum Bremerhaven, Germany)
  • Stefaan de Henauw (Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Belgium)
  • Michel de Lorgeril (Université Joseph Fourier, France)
  • Laura Fernandez (The European Food Information Council, Belgium)
  • Arno Fraterman (Laboratoriumsmedizin Dortmund, Eberhard & Partner, Germany)
  • Claudio Galli (University of Milan, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Italy)
  • Ralf Gockel (Gockel Design, Germany)
  • Licia Iacoviello (University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Centre for High Technology Research and Education in Biomedical Sciences, Italy)
  • János Keresnyei (Pécs TV Communication Ltd., Hungary)
  • Vittorio Krogh (National Cancer Institute, Epidemiology Unit, Italy)
  • Staffan Marild (Göteborg University, Queen Silvia Childrens Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Sweden)
  • Dénes Molnár (University of Pécs, Medical Faculty, Department of Paediatrics, Hungary)
  • Luis Moreno (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Andreu Palou (University Illes Balears, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology, Spain)
  • Yannis Pitsiladis (University of Glasgow, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Scotland)
  • Mark P. Rayson (BioTel Ltd., England)
  • Lucia Reisch (Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Denmark)
  • Riccardo Siani (Agorà Med srl., Italy)
  • Alfonso Siani (National Research Council, Institute of Food Sciences, Unit of Epidemiology & Population Genetics, Italy)
  • Michalis Tornaritis (Research & Education Foundation of Child Health, Cyprus)
  • Toomas Veidebaum (National Institute for Health Development, Tervise Arengu Instituut, Estland)
  • Garrath Williams (Lancaster University, Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, England)

Link

http://www.ideficsstudy.eu/Idefics/

Selected project-related publications

    Articles with peer-review

  • González-Gil EM, Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Buck C, Gracia-Marco L, Lauria F, Pala V, Molnár D, Veidebaum T, Iacoviello L, Tornaritis 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. 2022;91(3):681-689.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41390-021-01471-0
  • González-Gil EM, Moreno LA, Nappo A, Santabárbara J, Wolters M, Russo P, De Henauw S, 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
  • 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
  • Tamm A, Tulviste T, Börnhorst C, Konstabel K. Child temperament predicts maternal socialization values. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2021;39(3):347-362.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12373
  • Santaliestra-Pasías AM, González-Gil EM, Pala V, Intemann T, Hebestreit A, Russo P, Van Aart C, Risé P, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Tornaritis M, Eiben G, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Predictive associations between lifestyle behaviours and dairy consumption: The IDEFICS study. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases. 2020;30(3):514-522.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2019.10.006
  • Steene-Johannessen J, Hansen BH, Dalene KE, Kolle E, Northstone K, Møller NC, Grøntved A, Wedderkopp N, Kriemler S, Page A, Puder JJ, Reilly J, Sardinha LB, van Sluijs EM, Andersen LB, van der Ploeg H, Ahrens W, Flexeder C, Standl M, Schulz H, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, Michels N, Cardon G, Ortega FB, Ruiz JR, Aznar S, Fogelholm M, Decelis A, Olesen LG, Hjorth MF, Santos R, Vale S, Christiansen LB, Jago R, Basterfield L, Owen CG, Nightingale CM, Eiben G, Polito A, Lauria F, Vanhelst J, Hadjigeorgiou C, Konstabel K, Molnár D, Sprengeler O, Manios Y, Harro J, Kafatos A, Anderssen SA, Ekelund U, on behalf of the DEDIPAC consortium, on behalf of the International Children's Accelerometry Database (ICAD) collaborators, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium, on behalf of the HELENA consortium. Variations in accelerometry measured physical activity and sedentary time across Europe - harmonized analyses of 47,497 children and adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2020;17:38.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-00930-x
  • Demetriou Y, Bucksch J, Hebestreit A, Schlund A, Niessner C, Schmidt SCE, Finger JD, Mutz M, Völker K, Vogt L, Woll A, Reimers AK. Germany's 2018 report card on physical activity for children and youth. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. 2019;49(2):113-126.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-019-00578-1
  • Garrido-Miguel M, Cavero-Redondo I, Alvarez-Bueno C, Rodriguez-Artalejo F, Moreno LA, Ruiz JR, Ahrens W, Martinez-Vizcaino V. Prevalence and trends of overweight and obesity in European children from 1999 to 2016: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics. 2019;173(10):e192430.
    https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2430
  • Grippi C, Ahrens W, Buchecker K, Chadjigeorgiou C, De Henauw S, Koni AC, Foraita R, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pitsiladis Y, Reisch LA, Russo P, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Iacoviello L, Gianfagna F. Association between variants of neuromedin U gene and taste thresholds and food preferences in European children: Results from the IDEFICS study. Appetite. 2019;142:104376.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.104376
  • Sparano S, Lauria F, Ahrens W, Fraterman A, Thumann B, Iacoviello L, Mårild S, Michels N, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Siani A. Sleep duration and blood pressure in children: Analysis of the pan-European IDEFICS cohort. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2019;21(5):572-578.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.13520
  • Dello Russo M, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Kourides Y, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pala V, Veidebaum T, Siani A, Russo P, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. The impact of adding sugars to milk and fruit on adiposity and diet quality in children: A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of the Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-Induced Health Effects in Children and Infants (IDEFICS) study. Nutrients. 2018;10(10):1350.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10101350
  • Iguacel I, Fernández-Alvira JM, Ahrens W, Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Lissner L, Michels N, Reisch LA, Russo P, Szommer A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Börnhorst C, Moreno LA. Prospective associations between social vulnerabilities and children's weight status: Results from the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2018;42(10):1691-1703.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0199-6
  • Iguacel I, Fernández-Alvira JM, Bammann K, Chadjigeorgiou C, De Henauw S, Felsö R, Lissner L, Michels N, Page A, Reisch LA, Russo P, Sprengeler O, Veidebaum T, Börnhorst C, Moreno LA. Social vulnerability as a predictor of physical activity and screen time in European children. International Journal of Public Health. 2018;63(2):283-295.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1048-4
  • Iguacel I, Michels N, Ahrens W, Bammann K, Eiben G, Fernández-Alvira JM, Mårild S, Molnár D, Reisch LA, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Wolters M, Moreno LA, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Prospective associations between socioeconomically disadvantaged groups and metabolic syndrome risk in European children. Results from the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Cardiology. 2018;272:333-340.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.053
  • Jilani H, Pohlabeln H, Buchecker K, Gwozdz W, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pala V, Russo P, Reisch LA, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A. Association between parental consumer attitudes with their children's sensory taste preferences as well as their food choice. PLOS ONE. 2018;13(8):e0200413.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200413
  • Michels N, Matthys D, Thumann B, Mårild S, De Henauw S. Children's stress-related reports and stress biomarkers interact in their association with metabolic syndrome risk. Stress and Health. 2018;34(4):523-533.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.2813
  • Papoutsou S, Savva SC, Tornaritis M, Ahrens W, Veidebaum T, Hunsberger M, Molnár D, Siani A, Michels N, Moreno LA, Jilani H, Hajigeorgiou C, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Timing of solid food introduction and association with later childhood overweight and obesity: The IDEFICS study. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2018;14(1):e12471.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12471
  • Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Llamas Dios JE, Sprengeler O, Hebestreit A, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Felsö R, Lauria F, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Pala V, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Food and beverage intakes according to physical activity levels in European children: The IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of Dietary and lifestyle induced health EFfects In Children and infantS) study. Public Health Nutrition. 2018;21(9):1717-1725.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018000046
  • Zaqout M, Michels N, Ahrens W, Börnhorst C, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Eiben G, Siani A, Papoutsou S, Veidebaum T, De Henauw S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Associations between exclusive breastfeeding and physical fitness during childhood. European Journal of Nutrition. 2018;57(2):545-555.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-016-1337-3
  • Arvidsson L, Eiben G, Hunsberger M, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Molnár D, Jilani H, Thumann B, Veidebaum T, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Pala V, Lissner L, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Bidirectional associations between psychosocial well-being and adherence to healthy dietary guidelines in European children: Prospective findings from the IDEFICS study. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:926.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4920-5
  • Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Pischke CR, Eiben G, Fernández-Alvira JM, De Henauw S, Lissner L, Moreno LA, Pitsiladis Y, Reisch LA, Veidebaum T, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. The impact of familial, behavioural and psychosocial factors on the SES gradient for childhood overweight in Europe. A longitudinal study. International Journal of Obesity. 2017;41(1):54-60.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.137
  • Fernández-Alvira JM, Bammann K, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Kourides Y, Kovács E, Michels N, Pala V, Reisch LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Moreno LA, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Prospective associations between dietary patterns and body composition changes in European children: The IDEFICS study. Public Health Nutrition. 2017;20(18):3257-3265.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017002361
  • Gianfagna F, Grippi C, Ahrens W, Bailey ME, Börnhorst C, De Henauw S, Foraita R, Koni AC, Krogh V, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pitsiladis Y, Russo P, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Iacoviello L. The role of neuromedin U in adiposity regulation. Haplotype analysis in European children from the IDEFICS cohort. PLOS ONE. 2017;12(2):e0172698.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172698
  • Iguacel I, Michels N, Fernández-Alvira JM, Bammann K, De Henauw S, Felsö R, Gwozdz W, Hunsberger M, Reisch LA, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Thumann B, Veidebaum T, Börnhorst C, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Associations between social vulnerabilities and psychosocial problems in European children. Results from the IDEFICS study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2017;26(9):1105-1117.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-0998-7
  • Jilani H, Ahrens W, Buchecker K, Russo P, Hebestreit A, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Association between the number of fungiform papillae on the tip of the tongue and sensory taste perception in children. Food and Nutrition Research. 2017;61(1):1348865.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/16546628.2017.1348865
  • 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
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), in collaboration with Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H. Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: A pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128.9 million children, adolescents, and adults. The Lancet. 2017;390(10113):2627-2642.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32129-3
  • Pohlabeln H, Rach S, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Hadjigeorgiou C, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Further evidence for the role of pregnancy-induced hypertension and other early life influences in the development of ADHD: Results from the IDEFICS study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2017;26(8):957-967.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-0966-2
  • 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
  • Arvidsson L, Birkhed D, Hunsberger M, Lanfer A, Lissner L, Mehlig K, Mårild S, Eiben G, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. BMI, eating habits and sleep in relation to salivary counts of mutans streptococci in children - The IDEFICS Sweden study. Public Health Nutrition. 2016;19(6):1088-1092.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980015002347
  • Börnhorst C, Siani A, Russo P, Kourides Y, Sioen I, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Rodríguez G, Ben-Shlomo Y, Howe H, Lissner L, Mehlig K, Regber S, Bammann K, Foraita R, Ahrens W, Tilling K. Early life factors and inter-country heterogeneity in BMI growth trajectories of European children: The IDEFICS study. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(2):e0149268.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149268
  • 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
  • Formisano A, Bammann K, Fraterman A, Hadjigeorgiou C, Herrmann D, Iacoviello L, Mårild S, Moreno LA, Nagy P, Van den Bussche K, Veidebaum T, Lauria F, Siani A. Efficacy of neck circumference to identify metabolic syndrome in 3-10 year-old European children: Results from IDEFICS study. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases. 2016;26(6):510-516.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2016.02.012
  • González-Gil EM, Santabárbara J, Russo P, Ahrens W, Claessens M, Lissner L, Börnhorst C, Krogh V, Iacoviello L, Molnár D, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Food intake and inflammation in European children: The IDEFICS study. European Journal of Nutrition. 2016;55(8):2459-2468.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-015-1054-3
  • González-Gil EM, Santabárbara J, Siani A, Ahrens W, Sioen I, Eiben G, Günther K, Iacoviello L, Molnár D, Risé P, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Galli C, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Whole blood fatty acids and inflammation in European children: The IDEFICS study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016;70(7):819-823.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2015.219
  • Greve B, Pigeot I, Huybrechts I, Pala V, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. A comparison of heuristic and model-based clustering methods for dietary pattern analysis. Public Health Nutrition. 2016;19(2):255-264.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980014003243
  • Hebestreit A, Barba G, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Kovács E, Krogh V, Moreno LA, Pala V, Veidebaum T, Wolters M, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between energy intake and BMI z-score in European children. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2016;13:23.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-016-0344-3
  • Huang CY, Reisch LA, Gwozdz W, Molnár D, Konstabel K, Michels N, Tornaritis M, Eiben G, Siani A, Fernández-Alvira JM, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Lissner L, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Pester power and its consequences: Do European children's food purchasing requests relate to diet and weight outcomes? Public Health Nutrition. 2016;19(13):2393-2403.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S136898001600135X
  • Hunsberger M, Lehtinen-Jacks S, Mehlig K, Gwozdz W, Russo P, Michels N, Bammann K, Pigeot I, Fernández-Alvira JM, Thumann B, Molnár D, Veidebaum T, Hadjigeorgiou C, Lissner L, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Bidirectional associations between psychosocial well-being and body mass index in European children: Longitudinal findings from the IDEFICS study. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:949.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3626-4
  • Iguacel I, Fernández-Alvira JM, Bammann K, De Clercq B, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Molnár D, Pala V, Papoutsou S, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Wolters M, Börnhorst C, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Associations between social vulnerabilities and dietary patterns in European children: The Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health EFfects In Children and infantS (IDEFICS) study. British Journal of Nutrition. 2016;116(7):1288-1297.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516003330
  • Lauria F, Siani A, Picó C, Ahrens W, Bammann K, De Henauw S, Foraita R, Iacoviello L, Kourides Y, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pitsiladis Y, Sánchez J, Veidebaum T, Wang G, Russo P, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. A common variant and the transcript levels of MC4R gene are associated with adiposity in children: The IDEFICS study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2016;101(11):4229-4236. (The paper has been selected for the Best of JCEM 2016 - a collection of the most highly rated peer reviewed articles of 2016 that highlights the outstanding progress of scientific research in endocrinology.).
    https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2016-1992
  • Peplies J, Börnhorst C, Günther K, Fraterman A, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, De Henauw S, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Longitudinal associations of lifestyle factors and weight status with insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in preadolescent children: The large prospective cohort study IDEFICS. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2016;13:97.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-016-0424-4
  • Pigeot I, De Henauw S, Ahrens W. Die IDEFICS-Primärprävention als gutes Praxisbeispiel. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2016;59(11):1385-1393.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-016-2445-1
  • Tubic B, Magnusson P, Mårild S, Leu M, Schwetz V, Sioen I, Herrmann D, Obermayer-Pietsch B, Lissner L, Swolin-Eide D, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Different osteocalcin forms, markers of metabolic syndrome and anthropometric measures in children within the IDEFICS cohort. Bone. 2016;84:230-236.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.008
  • Van den Bussche K, Herrmann D, De Henauw S, Kourides Y, Lauria F, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Sioen I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Urinary mineral concentrations in European pre-adolescent children and their association with calcaneal bone quantitative ultrasound measurements. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016;13(5):471.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13050471
  • Walter U, Pigeot I. Universelle Programme zur Primärprävention kindlichen Übergewichts: Ein Überblick. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2016;59(11):1372-1384.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00103-016-2446-0
  • Zaqout M, Michels N, Bammann K, Ahrens W, Sprengeler O, Molnár D, Hadjigeorgiou C, Eiben G, Konstabel K, Russo P, Jimenez-Pavon D, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Influence of physical fitness on cardio-metabolic risk factors in European children. The IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2016;40(7):1119-1125.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.22
  • Zaqout M, Vyncke K, Moreno LA, De Miguel-Etayo P, Lauria F, Molnár D, Lissner L, Hunsberger M, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Reisch LA, Bammann K, Sprengeler O, Ahrens W, Michels N. Determinant factors of physical fitness in European children. International Journal of Public Health. 2016;61(5):573-582.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-016-0811-2
  • 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
  • Arvidsson L, Bogl L-H, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Nagy P, Tornaritis M, Moreno LA, Siani A, Veidebaum T, De Henauw S, Lissner L, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Fat, sugar and water intakes among families from the IDEFICS intervention and control groups: First observations from I.Family. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):127-137.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12325
  • De Bourdeaudhuij I, Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Maes L, Huybrechts I, Mårild S, Eiben G, Moreno LA, Barba G, Kovács E, Konstabel K, Tornaritis M, Gallois KM, Hebestreit A, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Behavioural effects of a community-oriented setting-based intervention for prevention of childhood obesity in eight European countries. Main results from the IDEFICS study. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):30-40.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12347
  • De Bourdeaudhuij I, Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Maes L, Mårild S, Moreno LA, Barba G, Siani A, Kovács E, Konstabel K, Tornaritis M, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Implementation of the IDEFICS intervention across European countries: Perceptions of parents and relationship with BMI. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):78-88.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12330
  • De Henauw S, Huybrechts I, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Bammann K, Barba G, Lissner L, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Verbestel V, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Effects of a community-oriented obesity prevention programme on indicators of body fatness in preschool and primary school children. Main results from the IDEFICS study. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):16-29.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12346
  • Fernández-Alvira JM, Börnhorst C, Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Krogh V, Hebestreit A, Barba G, Reisch LA, Eiben G, Iglesia I, Veidebaum T, Kourides Y, Kovács E, Huybrechts I, Pigeot I, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Prospective associations between socio-economic status and dietary patterns in European children: The Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-induced Health Effects in Children and Infants (IDEFICS) study. British Journal of Nutrition. 2015;113(3):517-525.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114514003663
  • Ferreira de Moraes AC, Carvalho HB, Siani A, Barba G, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Ahrens W, Wirsik N, De Henauw S, Mårild S, Lissner L, Konstabel K, Pitsiladis Y, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Incidence of high blood pressure in children - Effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviors: The IDEFICS study: High blood pressure, lifestyle and children. International Journal of Cardiology. 2015;180:165-170.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.11.175
  • Foraita R, Günther F, Gwozdz W, Reisch LA, Russo P, Lauria F, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Iacoviello L, Vyncke K, Pitsiladis Y, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Bammann K, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Does the FTO gene interact with the socioeconomic status on the obesity development among young European children? Results from the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2015;39(1):1-6.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.156
  • Gwozdz W, Sousa-Poza A, Reisch LA, Bammann K, Eiben G, Kourides Y, Kovács E, Lauria F, Konstabel K, Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Vyncke K, Pigeot I. Peer effects on obesity in a sample of European children. Economics and Human Biology. 2015;18:139-152.
    https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.ehb.2015.05.002
  • Herrmann D, Buck C, Sioen I, Kourides Y, Mårild S, Molnár D, Mouratidou T, Pitsiladis Y, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Impact of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and muscle strength on bone stiffness in 2-10-year-old children: Cross-sectional results from the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2015;12:112.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-015-0273-6
  • Herrmann D, Pohlabeln H, Gianfagna F, Konstabel K, Lissner L, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Siani A, Sioen I, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Association between bone stiffness and nutritional biomarkers combined with weight-bearing exercise, physical activity, and sedentary time in preadolescent children. A case-control study. Bone. 2015;78:142-149.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2015.04.043
  • Hunsberger M, Mehlig K, Börnhorst C, Hebestreit A, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Kourides Y, Siani A, Molnár D, Sioen I, Lissner L. Dietary carbohydrate and nocturnal sleep duration in relation to children’s BMI: Findings from the IDEFICS study in eight European countries. Nutrients. 2015;7(12):10223-10236.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/nu7125529
  • Kovács E, Hunsberger M, Reisch LA, Gwozdz W, Eiben G, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Hadjigeorgiou C, Sieri S, Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Molnár D, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Adherence to combined lifestyle factors and their contribution to obesity in the IDEFICS study. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):138-150.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12349
  • Lissner L, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Konstabel K, Mårild S, Mehlig K, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Williams G, De Henauw S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Differential outcome of the IDEFICS intervention in overweight versus non-overweight children: Did we achieve ‘primary’ or ‘secondary’ prevention? Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):119-126.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12326
  • Mårild S, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, De Henauw S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Bramsved R, Peplies J, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Impact of a community based health-promotion programme in 2- to 9-year-old children in Europe on markers of the metabolic syndrome, the IDEFICS study. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):41-56.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12368
  • Michels N, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hense S, Hunsberger M, Konstabel K, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Siani A, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Effect of the IDEFICS multilevel obesity prevention on children's sleep duration. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):68-77.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12327
  • Nicholls SG, Pohlabeln H, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Chadjigeorgiou C, Gwozdz W, Hebestreit A, Lauria F, Lissner L, Molnár D, Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Veidebaum T, Williams G, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Parents' evaluation of the IDEFICS intervention: An analysis focussing on socio-economic factors, child's weight status, and intervention exposure. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):103-118.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12332
  • Pigeot I, Baranowski T, De Henauw S, and the IDEFICS Intervention Study Group, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium, in collaboration with Ahrens W, Hebestreit A. The IDEFICS intervention trial to prevent childhood obesity: Design and study methods. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):4-15.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12345
  • Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Mouratidou T, Reisch LA, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Mårild S, Molnár D, Siani A, Sieri S, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Verbestel V, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Clustering of lifestyle behaviours and relation to body composition in European children. The IDEFICS study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015;69(7):811-816.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2015.76
  • Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Bammann K, Barba G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Eiben G, Konstabel K, Kovács E, Pitsiladis Y, Reisch LA, Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Maes L, De Bourdeaudhuij I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Are context-specific measures of parental-reported physical activity and sedentary behaviour associated with accelerometer data in 2-9-year-old European children? Public Health Nutrition. 2015;18(5):860-868.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S136898001400086X
  • Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Barba G, Eiben G, Gallois KM, Hadjigeorgiou C, Konstabel K, Maes L, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Oja L, Pitsiladis Y, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, De Bourdeaudhuij I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Effectiveness of the IDEFICS intervention on objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in European children. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):57-67.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12348
  • Verloigne M, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Verbestel V, Mårild S, Pigeot I, De Bourdeaudhuij I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Process evaluation of the IDEFICS school intervention: Putting the evaluation of the effect on children's objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in context. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):89-102.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12353
  • 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. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015;100(10):3760-3769.
    https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2015-2693
  • Ahrens W, Moreno LA, Mårild S, Molnár D, Siani A, De Henauw S, Böhmann J, Günther K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Iacoviello L, Lissner L, Veidebaum T, Pohlabeln H, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Metabolic syndrome in young children: Definitions and results of the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S4-S14.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.130
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Siani A, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in European children below the age of 10. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S99-S107.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.140
  • Bammann K, Peplies J, De Henauw S, Hunsberger M, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Siani A, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Early life course risk factors for childhood obesity: The IDEFICS case-control study. PLOS ONE. 2014;9(2):e86914.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0086914
  • Barba G, Buck C, Bammann K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hebestreit A, Mårild S, Molnár D, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Vyncke K, Ahrens W, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Blood pressure reference values for European non-overweight school children: The IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S48-S56.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.135
  • Bel-Serrat S, Mouratidou T, Pala V, Huybrechts I, Börnhorst C, Fernández-Alvira JM, Hadjigeorgiou C, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Lissner L, Molnár D, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Krogh V, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Relative validity of the children's eating habits questionnaire food frequency section among young European children: The IDEFICS study. Public Health Nutrition. 2014;17(2):266-276.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980012005368
  • Börnhorst C, Bel-Serrat S, Pigeot I, Huybrechts I, Ottevaere C, Sioen I, De Henauw S, Mouratidou T, Mesana MI, Westerterp K, Bammann K, Lissner L, Eiben G, Pala V, Rayson M, Krogh V, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Validity of 24-h recalls in (pre-)school aged children: Comparison of proxy-reported energy intakes with measured energy expenditure. Clinical Nutrition. 2014;33(1):79-84.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2013.03.018
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Hebestreit A, Krogh V, De Decker A, Barba G, Moreno LA, Lissner L, Tornaritis M, Loit H-M, Molnár D, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Usual energy and macronutrient intakes in 2-9-year-old European children. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S115-S123.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.142
  • De Henauw S, Michels N, Vyncke K, Hebestreit A, Russo P, Intemann T, Peplies J, Fraterman A, Eiben G, De Lorgeril M, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Blood lipids among young children in Europe: Results from the European IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S67-S75.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.137
  • De Miguel-Etayo P, Gracia-Marco L, Ortega FB, Intemann T, Foraita R, Lissner L, Oja L, Barba G, Michels N, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Pitsiladis Y, Ahrens W, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Physical fitness reference standards in European children: The IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S57-S66.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.136
  • Erhardt E, Foraita R, Pigeot I, Barba G, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Michels N, Eiben G, Ahrens W, Moreno LA, Kovács E, Molnár D, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Reference values for leptin and adiponectin in children below the age of 10 based on the IDEFICS cohort. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S32-S38.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.133
  • Fernández-Alvira JM, Bammann K, Pala V, Krogh V, Barba G, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Veidebaum T, Reisch LA, Tornaritis M, Kovács E, Huybrechts I, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Country-specific dietary patterns and associations with socioeconomic status in European children: The IDEFICS study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014;68(7):811-821.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2014.78
  • Formisano A, Hunsberger M, Bammann K, Vanaelst B, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Lissner L, Barba G, Siani A, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Family structure and childhood obesity: Results of the IDEFICS project. Public Health Nutrition. 2014;17(10):2307-2315.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980013002474
  • Hebestreit A, Börnhorst C, Barba G, Siani A, Huybrechts I, Tognon G, Eiben G, Moreno LA, Fernández-Alvira JM, Loit H-M, Kovács E, Tornaritis M, Krogh V. Associations between energy intake, daily food intake and energy density of foods and BMI z-score in 2-9-year-old European children. European Journal of Nutrition. 2014;53(2):673-681. (Corrigendum: Hebestreit A et al. European Journal of Nutrition. 2014;53(5):1297-1298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-014-0712-1).
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-013-0575-x
  • Hebestreit A, Börnhorst C, Pala V, Barba G, Eiben G, Veidebaum T, Hadjigeorgiou C, Molnár D, Claessens M, Fernández-Alvira JM, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Dietary energy density in young children across Europe. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S124-S134.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.143
  • Herrmann D, Intemann T, Lauria F, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Sioen I, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Reference values of bone stiffness index and C-terminal telopeptide in healthy European children. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S76-S85.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.138
  • Hinkley T, Verbestel V, Ahrens W, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, Reisch LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Williams G, De Henauw S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Early childhood electronic media use as a predictor of poorer well-being - A prospective cohort study. JAMA Pediatrics. 2014;168(5):485-492.
    https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.94
  • Konstabel K, Veidebaum T, Verbestel V, Moreno LA, Bammann K, Tornaritis M, Eiben G, Molnár D, Siani A, Sprengeler O, Wirsik N, Ahrens W, Pitsiladis Y, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Objectively measured physical activity in European children: The IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S135-S143.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.144
  • Kovács E, Siani A, Konstabel K, Hadjigeorgiou C, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Eiben G, Lissner L, Gwozdz W, Reisch LA, Pala V, Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Molnár D, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Adherence to the obesity-related lifestyle intervention targets in the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S144-S151.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.145
  • Michels N, Verbeiren A, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Sioen I. Children's sleep quality: Relation with sleep duration and adiposity. Public Health. 2014;128(5):488-490.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2014.02.003
  • Nagy P, Kovács E, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Kourides Y, Siani A, Lauria F, Sioen I, Claessens M, Mårild S, Lissner L, Bammann K, Intemann T, Buck C, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Molnár D, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Percentile reference values for anthropometric body composition indices in European children from the IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S15-S25. (Corrigendum: Nagy P, Intemann T, Buck C, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Molnar D. International Journal of Obesity. 2016;40:1604-1605. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.119).
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.131
  • Olafsdottir S, Berg C, Eiben G, Lanfer A, Reisch LA, Ahrens W, Kourides Y, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Lissner L, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Young children's screen activities, sweet drink consumption and anthropometry: Results from a prospective European study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014;68(2):223-228.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2013.234
  • Olafsdottir S, Eiben G, Prell H, Hense S, Lissner L, Mårild S, Reisch LA, Berg C. Young children's screen habits are associated with consumption of sweetened beverages independently of parental norms. International Journal of Public Health. 2014;59(1):67-75.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-013-0473-2
  • Papoutsou S, Briassoulis G, Wolters M, Peplies J, Iacoviello L, Eiben G, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Russo P, Michels N, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. No breakfast at home: Association with cardiovascular disease risk factors in childhood. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014;68(7):829-834.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2014.88
  • Peplies J, Jimenez-Pavon D, Savva SC, Buck C, Günther K, Fraterman A, Russo P, Iacoviello L, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, De Henauw S, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Percentiles of fasting serum insulin, glucose, HbA1c and HOMA-IR in pre-pubertal normal-weight European children from the IDEFICS cohort. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S39-S47.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.134
  • Priego T, Sánchez J, Picó C, Ahrens W, Bammann K, De Henauw S, Fraterman A, Iacoviello L, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Palou A, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Influence of breastfeeding with blood-cell transcript-based biomarkers of health in children. Pediatric Obesity. 2014;9(6):463-470.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2047-6310.2013.00204.x
  • Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Mouratidou T, Verbestel V, Bammann K, Molnár D, Sieri S, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Mårild S, Lissner L, Hadjigeorgiou C, Reisch LA, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in European children: The IDEFICS study. Public Health Nutrition. 2014;17(10):2295-2306.
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980013002486
  • 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.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.132
  • Svensson A, Larsson C, Eiben G, Lanfer A, Pala V, Hebestreit A, Huybrechts I, Fernández-Alvira JM, Russo P, Koni AC, De Henauw S, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Lissner L, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. European children's sugar intake on weekdays versus weekends: The IDEFICS study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014;68(7):822-828.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2014.87
  • Tognon G, Moreno LA, Mouratidou T, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Russo P, Siani A, Akhandaf Y, Krogh V, Tornaritis M, Börnhorst C, Hebestreit A, Pigeot I, Lissner L, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Adherence to a Mediterranean-like dietary pattern in children from eight European countries. The IDEFICS study. International Journal of Obesity. 2014;38(S2):S108-S114.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.141
  • 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.
    https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.139
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ahrens W, Bammann K, De Henauw S, Halford J, Palou A, Pigeot I, Siani A, Sjöström M, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Understanding and preventing childhood obesity and related disorders - IDEFICS: A European multilevel epidemiological approach. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases. 2006;16(4):302-308.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2006.01.011
  • Editorials

  • Pigeot I, De Henauw S, Baranowski T. The IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health EFfects In Children and infantS) trial outcomes and process evaluations. Obesity Reviews. 2015;16(Suppl. 2):2-3.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12328
  • Contributions to books and proceedings

  • 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
  • PhD-Theses

  • Peplies J. Qualitätsmanagement bei der Nutzung biologischer Proben im Rahmen der epidemiologischen Multizentrenstudie IDEFICS. Bremen: Universität Bremen; 2016.
    http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00105220-18.
  • Buck C. Geostatistical modeling of built environment characteristics of urban moveability. Bremen: Universität Bremen; 2015.
    http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00104943-15.
  • Herrmann D. Bone stiffness and its association with physical activity behaviour in children: An epidemiological perspective. Bremen: Universität Bremen; 2015.
    http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00104515-13.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Pregnancy-induced hypertension and other early life influences in the development of ADHD: Results from the IDEFICS study. 7th World Congress on ADHD, 25-28 April 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Ahrens W. Surveillance of NCD's and the investigation of their aetiology and primary prevention: Exemplary studies from Europe. Strategic Research Program Workshop on Non-Communicable Diseases by the Oman Ministry of Health, 30 October 2018, Muscat, Oman.
  • Ahrens W. Was macht Kinder dick? Gesellschaftliche Determinanten der Adipositas. Präventionssymposium der Stiftung Rufzeichen Gesundheit, 26. Februar 2016, Baierbrunn.
  • Ahrens W, Baranowski T, Swinburn B, Andreoni G. New approaches for the prevention of obesity in children are needed. "How to tackle the obesity epidemic in European children? The Way to ICN 2017," Workshop of the Iberoamerican Nutrition Foundation (FINUT) and the University of Zaragoza, 19-20 September 2016, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Pigeot I, Ahrens W. The IDEFICS study - From planning to lessons learned. "How to tackle the obesity epidemic in European children? The Way to ICN 2017," Workshop of the Iberoamerican Nutrition Foundation (FINUT) and the University of Zaragoza, 19-20 September 2016, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Ahrens W, Moreno LA, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. The design and methodological approach of the IDEFICS study for deriving clinical reference values based on a pan-European sample of apparently healthy children. 4th Global Congress for Consensus in Pediatrics & Child Health, 19-21 March 2015, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Neue Medien - Auswirkungen auf Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden - IDEFICS Studie. 41. Internationales Pädiatrisches Symposium, 21.-24. Januar 2015, Obergurgl, Österreich.
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Mediennutzung: Gibt es Zusammenhänge zwischen der Intensität von Mediennutzung und der Körpergewichtsentwicklung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen? "Was tut Körper, Geist und Beziehung gut?", Symposium Medien & Kindergesundheit der Stiftung Kindergesundheit, 5. Oktober 2015, München.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Intemann T, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. A new definition of the metabolic syndrome in pre-adolescent children based on a pan-European sample - The IDEFICS study. 4th Global Congress for Consensus in Pediatrics & Child Health, 19-21 March 2015, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Objectively measured physical activity and its association with overweight and obesity in European children. Core findings of the IDEFICS study. International Pediatric Conference "Nutrition, physical activity and well-being: Tackling childood obestiy through prevention" at the EXPO Milan, 26 June 2015, Milan, Italy.
  • Hebestreit A. Prävention der Adipositas durch gezielte Ernährung bei Kindern. 5. Norddeutsche Fortbildungsveranstaltung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin (DGEM), 12. September 2015, Bremen.
  • Pigeot I, Ahrens W. IDEFICS-Studie: Intervention. Fachtag der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) zu aktuellen Erkenntnissen zum integrierten Ansatz "Ernährung, Bewegung und Stressregulation (EBS)", 9. November 2015, Köln.
  • Pigeot I, Börnhorst C. Dietary assessment in young children: Statistical methods to assess the association between food intake and childhood obesity. Satellite Symposium on Nutritional Epidemiology during the Joint Meeting of the International Biometric Society (IBS) Austro-Swiss and Italian Regions, 19 June 2015, Milan, Italy.
  • Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Sensory taste preferences in primary school children across Europe: A population-based survey. International Symposium "The Science of Taste," 11-14 August 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Abstract published in: Flavour. 2015;4:8)
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Jilani H, Intemann T, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A. Correlates of bitter, sweet, salty and umami taste thresholds in European children: Role of sex, age, country and weight status - The IDEFICS study. 13th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium, 28 July-1 August 2019, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Pohlabeln H, Rach S, Steenbock B, Pigeot I. Gesundheitsbezogene Lebensqualität von Kindern mit ADHS - Ergebnisse der IDEFICS-Studie. 13. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 26.-28. September 2018, Bremen.
  • Pigeot I. Introduction to the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort: Well-being in European children. 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 7-10 June 2017, Victoria, Canada.
  • Wirsik N, Sobotka F, Witowski V, Pigeot I. Using expectile regression and hidden Markov models to assess accelerometer data. 5th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM), 21-23 June 2017, Bethesda, USA.
  • Cooper A, Page A, Konstabel K, Tibbitts B, Pigeot I, Ahrens W. Consistency in cross-country differences in physical activity: From IDEFICS to I.Family. 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), IDEFICS/I.Family Symposium: "Objectively measured physical activity in European children and adolescents - Methodological advancements and new results from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort," 11 June 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Foraita R, Günther F, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Does the FTO gene interact with the socioeconomic status on obesity development of young European children? Results from the IDEFICS study. European Obesity Summit (EOS), 1-4 June 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Pigeot I, Börnhorst C, Tilling K, Ahrens W. Associations between early BMI trajectories and later metabolic risk in European children: The IDEFICS study. XXVIIIth International Biometric Conference, 10-15 July 2016, Victoria, Canada.
  • Pigeot I, Pitsiladis Y, Konstabel K, Herrmann D, Ahrens W. The IDEFICS/I.Family cohort: Associations between physical activity and health outcomes. 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), IDEFICS/I.Family Symposium: "Objectively measured physical activity in European children and adolescents - Methodological advancements and new results from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort," 11 June 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Sprengeler O, Wirsik N, Page A, Cooper A, Ahrens W. The longitudinal association between objectively-measured physical activity levels and body composition in European children. 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), IDEFICS/I.Family Symposium: "Objectively measured physical activity in European children and adolescents - Methodological advancements and new results from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort," 11 June 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Wirsik N, Sobotka F, Witowski V, Pigeot I. Expectile regression and hidden Markov models to improve quantification of physical activity using accelerometer data. 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), IDEFICS/I.Family Symposium: "Objectively measured physical activity in European children and adolescents - Methodological advancements and new results from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort," 11 June 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 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 in European children: The IDEFICS Study. 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 3-6 June 2015, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • 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. Early body mass index trajectories and later metabolic risk in European children: The IDEFICS study. European Congress of Epidemiology, 25-27 June 2015, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Brünings-Kuppe C, Cici S, Reineke A. SACANA - Ein System zur Erfassung eines 24-Stunden-Ernährungsprotokolls - Einsatz und Erfahrungen. "Informationsmanagement in der Medizin: Herausforderungen in Versorgung und Forschung". 13. Fachtagung des Deutschen Verbandes Medizinischer Dokumentare (DVMD), 11.-14. März 2015, Ulm.
  • Cici S, Brünings-Kuppe C, Modzelewski M, Reineke A. SACANA - Entwicklung eines webbasierten Systems zur Erfassung von Ernährungsprotokollen. "Informationsmanagement in der Medizin: Herausforderungen in Versorgung und Forschung". 13. Fachtagung des Deutschen Verbandes Medizinischer Dokumentare (DVMD), 11.-14. März 2015, Ulm.
  • Hebestreit A, Börnhorst C, Pala V, Barba G, Eiben G, Veidebaum T, Hadjigeorgiou C, Molnár D, Claessens M, Fernández-Alvira JM, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Dietary energy density in young children across Europe. 12th European Nutrition Conference of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS), 20-23 October 2015, Berlin. (Abstract published in: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2015;67(Suppl. 1):113)
  • Jilani H, Intemann T, Buchecker K, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Bitter-sweet taste perception: Determinants of changes in children's bitter, sweet, salt and umami taste sensitivity. 10. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 30. September-2. Oktober 2015, Potsdam.
  • Pohlabeln H, Pigeot I, Rach S, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Frühkindliche Einflussfaktoren für ADHS bei Kindern - Ergebnisse der IDEFICS-Studie. 10. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 30. September-2. Oktober 2015, Potsdam.
  • Ahrens W. In search for a definition of the metabolic syndrome in pre-adolescent children - A population-based approach. 24th Meeting of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG), 13-15 November 2014, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Mårild S. Effects of the two-years IDEFICS community intervention on body composition and physiological parameters in young children. 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), IDEFICS Symposium: "Effects of the IDEFICS Intervention: A Community-Based Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity in 8 European Countries," 21-24 May 2014, San Diego, USA.
  • Börnhorst C, Greve B, Pigeot I. A comparison of heuristic and model-based clustering methods for dietary pattern analysis. 2nd European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA), 2-4 July 2014, Bremen.
  • Hinkley T, Verbestel V, Ahrens W, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, Reisch LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Williams G, De Henauw S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Does early childhood screen time predict poorer well-being? 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 21-24 May 2014, San Diego, USA.
  • Jilani H, Buchecker K, Lanfer A, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Children's sensory threshold and preferences - Examples from the IDEFICS study. 6th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research, 7-10 September 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Pigeot I, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Verbestel V. Behavioral effects of a community-oriented setting-based intervention for prevention of childhood obesity. 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), IDEFICS Symposium: "Effects of the IDEFICS Intervention: A Community-Based Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity in 8 European Countries," 21-24 May 2014, San Diego, USA.
  • Pigeot I, Intemann T. The GAMLSS - An innovative approach for calculating reference values. 24th Meeting of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG), 13-15 November 2014, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Wirsik N, Witowski V, Foraita R, Pitsiladis Y, Pigeot I. Using hidden Markov models to improve analyzing accelerometer data. 2nd European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA), 2-4 July 2014, Bremen.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Introduction of the IDEFICS study: Aims, design, methods and current status. 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 21-24 May 2008, Banff, Canada.
  • Other presentations/speechs (invited)

  • Hebestreit A. Kommunale Gesundheit mit dem Schwerpunkt Kindergesundheit in Delmenhorst. Bremer Gesundheitskonferenz "Bürgerinnen und Bürger treffen Politik - Politik trifft Bürgerinnen und Bürger - ein Dialog!", 24. Oktober 2019, Bremen.
  • Hebestreit A, Brackmann K, Pohlabeln H. Zuhause aufstehen - am Beispiel der IDEFICS Studie. "Aufstehen! Mehr Bewegung und weniger Sitzen im Alltag von Kindern!" Fachtagung der Plattform Ernährung und Bewegung (peb), 26. Februar 2014, Frankfurt am Main.
  • Posters at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Hebestreit A, Wolters M, Börnhorst C, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between energy intake and BMI z-score in European children. 10. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 30. September-2. Oktober 2015, Potsdam.
  • Foraita R, Günther F, Gwozdz W, Reisch LA, Russo P, Lauria F, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Iacoviello L, Vyncke K, Pitsiladis Y, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Bammann K, Pigeot I. Does the FTO gene interact with the socio-economic status on the obesity development among young European children? Results from the IDEFICS study. 23rd Annual Conference of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society, 28-30 August 2014, Vienna, Austria.
  • Dreas J, Hassel H. What makes a good prevention programme? Recommendations for universal and selective obesity prevention programmes for children. 3. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 24.-27. September 2008, Bielefeld.