Research papers

Abstracts of peer-reviewed NUTRIMENTHE research papers. Click on the author's name to view the abstract.


Anjos 2013 Nutrition and neurodevelopment in children: focus on the NUTRIMENTHE project.


Brands 2012 . A qualitative interview study on effects of diet on children's mental state and performance.  Evaluation of perceptions, attitudes and beliefs of parents in four European countries.

Ghassabian 2012. Maternal thyroid autoimmunity during pregnancy abd the risk if attention deficit/hyperactivity problems in children: The Generation R study.

Giovannini 2012. Phenylketonuria: Nutritional advances and challenges.

Horton 2012. An overview of the NUTRIMENTHE project.

Standl 2012. FADS gene cluster modulates the effect of breastfeeding on asthma.  Results from the GINIplus and LISAplus atudies.

Steenweg de Graaff 2012. Maternal folate status in early pregnancy and child emotional and behavioural problems: The Generation R Study.


Brion 2011. Intrauterine effects of maternal pre-pregnancy overweight on child cognition and behaviour.

Desci 2011. Inverse Association between trans isomeric and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women and their newborns: Data from three European countries.

Ghassabian 2011. Maternal thyroid function during pregnancy and parent-report problem behaviour of the offspring.  The Generation R Study.

Glaser 2011. Genetic variation in polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism and its potential relevance for human development and health.

Glaser 2011. Role of FADS1 and FADS2 polymorphisms in polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism.

Harder 2011. Quantification of 22 plasma amino acids combining derivatisation and ion-pair LC-MS/MS.

Heppe  2011. Maternal fish consumption, fetal growth and the risks of neonatal complications: the Generation R study.

Kohlboeck 2011. Effect of fatty acid status in cord blood serum on children's behavioural difficulties at 10 years of age: The LISAplus study.

Koletzko 2011. Genetic variations of the fatty acid desaturase gene cluster predict amounts of red blood cell docosahexaenoic and other polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women: findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.

Koletzko 2011. Physiological aspects of human milk lipids and implications for infant feeding: A workshop report.

Lattka 2011. Genetic variants in the FADS gene cluster are associated with arachidonic acid concentrations of human breast milk at 1.5 and 6 months postpartum and influence the course of milk dodecanoic, tetracosenoic and trans-9-octadecenoic acid concentrations over the duration of lacation.

Szajewska 2011. The role of meta analysis in the evaluation of the effects of early nutrition on mental and motor development in children.

Verwied-Jorky 2011. Methodology for longitudinal assessment of nutrient intake and dietary habits in early childhood in a transnational multicenter study.


Egan 2010. The effect of diet on children's mental performance: a study of the attitudes, knowledge and perceptions of UK parents.

Glaser 2010. High-throughput analysis of fatty acid composition of plasma glycerophospholipids.

Henrichs 2010 Maternal thyroid function during early pregnancy and cogntivie functioneing in early childhood: The Generation R study.

Lattka 2010. Do FADS genotypes enhance our knowledge about fatty acid related phenotypes?

Lattka 2010, A common FADS2 promoter polymorphism increases promoter activity and facilitates binding of transcription factor ELK1. Journal of Lipid Research 2010.

Lattka 2010, Genetic variants of the FADS1 FADS2 gene cluster as related to essential fatty acid metabolism. Current Opinion in Lipidology 2010.

Roza 2010, Maternal folic acid supplement use in early pregnancy and child behavioural problems. British Journal of Nutrition 2010.

Szajewska 2010    Effects of iron supplementation in nonanemic pregnant women, infants, and young children on the mental performance and psychomotor development of children: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Nutrition 2010.


Koletzko 2009, Does dietary DHA improve neural function in children? Observations in phenylketonuria. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 2009.

Lattka 2009, FADS gene cluster polymorphisms: Important modulators of fatty acid levels and their impact on atopic diseases. Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics 2009.


Geiger 2008, Genetics meets metabolomics: a genome-wide association study of metabolite profiles in human serum. Public Library of Science, Genetics, Volume 4, Issue 11, e1000282, 2008

Kelly Morris 2008, Shedding light on the role of poverty in brain development. Vol 7 August 2008

Malerba 2008, SNPs of the FADS gene cluster are associated with polyunsaturated fatty acids in a cohort of patients with cardiovascular disease. Lipids 2008 Vol 43

Martinelli 2008, FADS genotypes and desaturase activity estimated by the ratio of arachidonic acid to linoleic acid are associated with inflammation and coronary artery disease. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2008.

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