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Department of Exercise & Health
Department of Exercise & Health
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Research

Overarching research focus

  • Health promotion among children, adolescents and young adults (settings school and university)

  • Primary prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes

  • Relevance of carbohydrate quality for health

  • Life-course epidemiology (focus: nutrition in critical periods during childhood and adolescence and its relevance for health in adulthood)

     

Current research projects

The relevance of chronotype and infant feeding for the link between diurnal timing of food intake and overweight or type 2 diabetes risk

  • Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2018-2021 (principal investigators: Dr. Ute Alexy, Prof. Anette Buyken, Prof. Christian Herder)

  • Collaborative research project at the University of Bonn, DONALD Study (Dr. Ute Alexy), University of Paderborn (Prof. Anette Buyken) and the German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf (Prof. Christian Herder, Prof. Michael Roden)

     

Development of a concept to monitor nutrition in kindergarden and school

  • Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture through the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food 2017-2018 (Principal investigators: Prof. Anette Buyken, Prof. Anja Kroke, Prof. Jana Rückert-John)

  • Collaborative research project at the University of Paderborn (Valeria Sladkova, Prof. Anette Buyken) and the University of Applied Sciences Fulda (Julia Depa, Catherina Jansen, Prof. Anja Kroke, Prof. Jana Rückert-John)

     

Gendersensitive Public Health approaches to improve nutrition in school

  • Funded by the University of Paderborn (Förderlinie 3: Anreizsystem zur Steigerung des Frauenanteils an den Professuren), 2018

  • Research project at the University of Paderborn (Valeria Sladkova, Prof. Anette Buyken) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Fulda (Prof. Jana Rückert-John)

     

Effect of a community-based lifestyle intervention on health economic outcomes in primary and secondary prevention of lifestyle-related diseases among rural populations

  • Research project at the University of Applied Sciences Münster (Prof. Heike Englert (principal investigator), Ragna-Marie Kranz) in collaboration with the University of Paderborn (Prof. Anette Buyken)

 

Measurement of satisfaction with catering meals among kindergarden children

  • Research project at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Prof. Sibylle Adam (principal investigator), Inga Hesse) in collaboration with the University of Paderborn (Prof. Anette Buyken)

 

Public Health Nutrition approaches to improve nutrition in school in the setting of secondary schools – Development of a guideline for education in nutrition science

  • Research project at the University of Paderborn 2018-2022 (Dr. Eva Schulte, Prof. Anette Buyken)

 

Sugar consumption among German children and adolescents: time trends and longer-term relevance for fatty liver indices in young adulthood

  • Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture through the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food 2018-2020 (principal investigator: Dr. Ute Alexy, transfered from Prof. Anette Buyken)

  • Research project at the University of Bonn, DONALD Study (Ines Perrar, Dr. Ute Alexy, Prof. Thomas Remer) in collaboration with the University of Paderborn (Prof. Anette Buyken), the University of Reading (Dr. Gunther Kuhnle) and the German Diabetes Center (Prof. Christian Herder, Prof. Michael Roden)

 

Relevance of carbohydrate nutrition for the development of diabetes risk markers during pregnancy 

  • Research project at the Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (Prof. Guo Cheng (principal investigator) in collaboration with the University of Paderborn (Prof. Anette Buyken, Karen Ward Della Corte)

     

Dietary Sugar intake: international time trends in intake levels among children and adolescents and aspects of its relevance for subclinical inflammation and insulin resistance among adults

  • Research project at the University of Paderborn (Karen Ward Della Corte, Katharina Penczynski, Prof. Anette Buyken) in collaboration with the University of Bonn, DONALD Study (Ines Perrar), the German Diabetes Center (Prof. Christian Herder) and the German Institute of Nutrition (Dr. Lukas Schwingshackl)

     

Modern circadian eating pattern in childhood and adolescence: Characteristics, trends, determinants and relevance for overweight and type 2 diabetes risk

  • Funded by the German Research Foundation, 2014-2018 (pincipal investigators: Dr. Ute Alexy, Prof. Anette Buyken, Prof. Christian Herder)

  • Collaborative research project at the University of Bonn, DONALD Study (Dr. Ute Alexy, Sarah Roßbach, Prof. Ute Nöthlings, Stefanie Koch), University of Paderborn (Tanja Diederichs, Prof. Anette Buyken – formerly DONALD study) and the German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf (Prof. Christian Herder, Prof. Michael Roden) in cooperation with the University of Gießen (Prof. Stefan Wudy)


Flavonoid intake during adolescence: methodological aspects regarding its assessment and evaluation of its prospective relevance for cardiometabolic risk factors in young adulthood

  • Partly funded by the World Cancer Research Fund Netherlands (2014-2015) (principal investigator: Prof Anette Buyken)

  • Collaborative research project at the University of Paderborn (Katharina Penczynski, Prof. Anette Buyken – formerly DONALD study) and the University of Bonn, DONALD Study (Prof. Thomas Remer, Dr. Danika Krupp, Katja Bolzenius, Anna Bring) in cooperation with the University of Bonn (Johanna Rienks, PD Sarah Egert), the German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf (Prof. Christian Herder, Prof. Michael Roden, Dr. Daniel Markgraf), University of Gießen (Prof. Stefan Wudy) and der Pediatric Clinic, Dortmund (PD Hermann Kalhoff)

     

Perinatal and early life factors: relevance for cardiometabolic health in young adulthood

  • Research project at the University of Paderborn (Juliana Nyasordzi (DAAD scholar), Katharina Penczynski, Prof. Anette Buyken) in collaboration with the University of Bonn, DONALD Study (Prof. Thomas Remer)

     

Further Collaborations

  • Prof. Lars Libuda, University Duisburg-Essen

  • Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller, School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, Australia

  • Assistant Prof. Jimmy Louie, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hongkong


 

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