PhD defence: Effects of oily fish intake on children’s nutrient status, cardiometabolic health, sleep and physical activity

Stine Vuholm is defending her PhD thesis

Effects of oily fish intake on children’s nutrient status, cardiometabolic health, sleep and physical activity

Time

27 April 2020, 13:00

Place

Digital defence.

Opponents 

Professor Inge Tetens (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Associate professor Christine Dalgård Environmental Medicine University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Professor Dr. Berthold Koletzko Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital University of Munich Medical Center, Munich, Germany.

Main supervisor

Associate professor Camilla Trab Damsgaard, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Co-supervisors

Professor Lotte Lauritzen Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Professor Christian Mølgaard Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark .

About the thesis

The PhD thesis is based on data from the FiSK Junior trial which was a randomized controlled trial where 199 healthy Danish 8-9-year-old children received either oily fish or poultry (control) to be eaten 5 times/week (~300 g/week) for 12±2 weeks.

The PhD study evaluates the effects of oily fish on children's nutrient status, cardiometabolic health and patterns of sleep and physical activity and secondly evaluates if any of the effects are sex-specific.

Nutrient status comprised an evaluation of n-3 LCPUFA, vitamin D and iron.

Cardiometabolic health was evaluated by a thorough characterization of blood lipids, blood pressure, heart rate variability and glucose homeostasis.

Measures of sleep and physical activity were extracted from accelerometers which the children wore for 7 days.

Download List of included papers; Other scientific contributions; Contents; Summary; Sammendrag (Danish summary); Introduction.

2020, 149 pages.

The thesis is available for inspection at Rolighedsvej 26, DK-1958 Frederiksberg.