Publications

Publications


Publication rules of the IDEFICS and I.Family studies

The publication rules of the IDEFICS and I.Family studies shall express the intention that each participating researcher in both studies can contribute and has access to publications emergig from this study on an equal basis. View this document (English, Ver. September 2015) here.

EU White Book: Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity: A strategy for Europe
The White Book of the EU (2007) can be downloaded here.

Publishable final activity report
The publishable final activity report of the IDEFICS study was prepared on 27th May 2012. It presents an overview of the objectives of the IDEFICS study and summarises the work performed and final results. View this report here.

Publications of the IDEFICS study

2017

  • 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. (in press)
  • Gianfagna F, Grippi C, Ahrens W, Bailey ME, Bornhorst C, De Henauw S, Foraita R, Koni AC, Krogh V, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno L, 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 12(2). 2017 Feb 24. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172698.
  • Iguacel I, Michels N, Fernández-Alvira JM, Bammann K, De Henauw S, Felső R, Gwozdz W, Hunsberger M, Reisch L, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Thumann BF, Veidebaum T, Börnhorst C, Moreno LA; IDEFICS consortium.Associations between social vulnerabilities and psychosocial problems in European children. Results from the IDEFICS study. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 May 12. doi:10.1007/s00787-017-0998-7.
  • Laidra K, De Fruyt F, Konstabel K. Assessing childhood personality with the Estonian short version of the Hierarchical Personality Inventory for Children (HiPIC). Personality and Individual Differences 112:31-16. 2017 Jul 1. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.050.
  • Nappo A, González-Gil EM, Ahrens W, Bammann K, Michels N, Moreno LA, Kourides Y, Iacoviello L, Mårild S, Fraterman A, Molnàr D, Veidebaum T, Siani A, Russo P. Analysis of the association of leptin and adiponectin concentrations with metabolic syndrome in children: Results from the IDEFICS study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 Apr 19. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2017.04.003.
  • 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. Matern Child Nutr. 2017 (in press)
  • Pohlabeln H, Rach S, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Hadjigeorgiou C, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Pigeot I. Further evidence for the role of pregnancy-induced hypertension and other early life influences in the development of ADHD: results from the IDEFICS study. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 3. doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-0966-2.
  • Sánchez J, Picó C, Ahrens W, Foraita R, Fraterman A, Moreno LA, Russo P, Siani A, Palou A. Transcriptome analysis in blood cells from children reveals potential early biomarkers of metabolic alterations. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Jun 6. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.132. (in press)
  • Tõugu P, Suits K, Tulviste T. Developmental changes in children’s representation of self and others in their recollections of past events: A longitudinal study. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2017 Apr 20. doi:10.1080/17405629.2017.1318750.
  • Tõugu P, Tulviste T. Links between children’s language comprehension and expressive vocabulary and their personality traits: A longitudinal investigation. Learning and Individual Differences. 2017 Apr 1. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2017.03.015.
  • Wolters M, Dering C, Siani A, Russo P, Kaprio J, Risé P, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, Mehlig K, Veidebaum T, Molnar 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 12(7). 2017 Jul 21. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0181485.

2016

  • Ahrens W, Siani A, Adan R, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, et al. Cohort Profile: The transition from childhood to adolescence in European children-how I.Family extends the IDEFICS cohort. Int J Epidemiol. 2016
  • Ahrens W. Die Epidemiologie körperlicher Aktivität - welche Forschungslücken gilt es zu schließen? Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin. 2016;67(6):129-30.
  • Arvidsson L, Birkhed D, Hunsberger M, Lanfer A, Lissner L, Mehlig K, et al. BMI, eating habits and sleep in relation to salivary counts of mutans streptococci in children - the IDEFICS Sweden study. Public Health Nutr. 2016;19(6):1088-92.
  • Börnhorst C, Siani A, Russo P, Kourides Y, Sion I, Molnár D, et al. Early Life Factors and Inter-Country Heterogeneity in BMI Growth Trajectories of European Children: The IDEFICS Study. PLoSONE. 2016;11(2):e0149268.
  • Börnhorst C, Tilling K, Russo P, Kourides Y, Michels N, Molnar D, et al. Associations between early body mass index trajectories and later metabolic risk factors in European children: the IDEFICS study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2016;31(5):513-25.
  • Formisano A, Bammann K, Fraterman A, Hadjigeorgiou C, Herrmann D, Iacoviello L, et al. Efficacy of neck circumference to identify metabolic syndrome in 3-10 year-old European children: Results from IDEFICS study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2016;26(6):510-6.
  • Gonzalez-Gil EM, Santabarbara J, Russo P, Ahrens W, Claessens M, Lissner L, et al. Food intake and inflammation in European children: the IDEFICS study. Eur J Nutr. 2016;55(8):2459-68.
  • Gonzalez-Gil EM, Santabarbara J, Siani A, Ahrens W, Sioen I, Eiben G, et al. Whole-blood fatty acids and inflammation in European children: the IDEFICS Study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016;70(7):819-23.
  • Greve B, Pigeot I, Huybrechts I, Pala V, Bornhorst C. A comparison of heuristic and model-based clustering methods for dietary pattern analysis. Public Health Nutr. 2016;19(2):255-64.
  • Hebestreit A, Barba G, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Kovacs E, et al. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between energy intake and BMI z-score in European children. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016;13(1):23.
  • Huang CY, Reisch LA, Gwozdz W, Molnar D, Konstabel K, Michels N, et al. Pester power and its consequences: do European children's food purchasing requests relate to diet and weight outcomes? Public Health Nutr. 2016;19(13):2393-403.
  • Hunsberger M, Lehtinen-Jacks S, Mehlig K, Gwozdz W, Russo P, Michels N, Bammann K, Pigeot Fernandez-Alvira J M, Thumann B F, Molnar D, Veidebaum T, Hadjigeorgiou C, and 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. BMC Public Health. 2016 Sep 8;16:949. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3626-4.
  • Iguacel Azorin MI, Fernandez-Alvira JM, Bammann K, De Clercq B, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Molnár D, Pala V, Papoutsou S, Russot P, Veidebaum T, Wolters M, Börnhorst C, Moreno L, 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. Br J Nutr. 2016 Oct;116(7):1288-1297. Epub 2016 Sep 26.
  • Langeheine M, Pohlabeln H, Ahrens W, Rach S, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Consequences of an Extended Recruitment on Participation in the Follow-Up of a Child Study: Results from the German IDEFICS Cohort. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;31(1):76-86. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12328.
  • Lauria F, Siani A, Picó C, Ahrens W, Bammann K, De Henauw S, Foraita R, Iacoviello L, Kourides Y, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Pitsiladis Y, Sánchez J, Veidebaum T, Wang G, Russo P; IDEFICS consortium (2016). A common variant and the transcript levels of MC4R gene are associated with adiposity in children: The IDEFICS study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2016;101(11):4229-4236. doi: https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2016-1992
  • Mikkelsen A, Galli C, Eiben G, Ahrens W, Iacoviello L, Molnár D, Pala V, Rise P, Rodriguez G, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Vyncke K, Wolters M, Mehlig K. Blood fatty acid composition in relation to allergy in children aged 2 - 9: results from the European IDEFICS study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jan;71:39-44. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.158.  
  • Peplies J, Boernhorst C, Guenther K, Fraterman A, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, De Henauw S, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Ahrens W. Longitudinal associations of lifestyle factors and weight status with insulin resistance HOMA-IR) in preadolescent children: the large prospective cohort study IDEFICS. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016 Sep 2;13(1):97. doi: 10.1186/s12966-016-0424-4.
  • Pigeot I, De Henauw S, Ahrens W. Die IDEFICS-Primärprävention als gutes Praxisbeispiel. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 2016 Oct;11. doi: 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, IDEFICS consortium. Different osteocalcin forms, markers of metabolic syndrome and anthropometric measures in children within the IDEFICS cohort. Bone. 2016 Mar;84:230-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.008.
  • Van den Bussche K, Herrmann D, De Henauw S, Kourides YA, Lauria F, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Sioen I, On Behalf Of The Dedipac C. Urinary Mineral Concentrations in European Pre-Adolescent Children and Their Association with Calcaneal Bone Quantitative Ultrasound Measurements. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 May 5;13(5). doi: 10.3390/ijerph13050471.
  • Van Meer F, van der Laan LN, Charbonnier L, Viergever MA, Adan RA, Smeets PA, I.Family Consortium. Developmental differences in the brain response to unhealthy food cues: an fMRI study of children and adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 dec; 104(6):1515-1522. Epub 2016 Nov 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. Association of desaturase activity and C-reactive protein in European children. Pediatr Res. 2016 Sep 21;81(1-1):27-32. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.186.
  • Wolters M, Pala V, Russo P, Risé P, Moreno L, 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 Nov 2;11(11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165981.
  • 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. Eur J Nutr 2016 Oct; doi:10.1007/s00394-016-1337-3.
  • 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. Int J Public Health. 2016 Jun;61(5):573-82. doi: 10.1007/s00038-016-0811-2.
  • Zaqout M, Michels N, Bammann K, Ahrens W, Sprengeler O, Molnár D, Hadjigeorgiou C, Eiben G, Konstabel K, Russo P, Jimenez D, Moreno L A, De Henauw S. Influence of physical fitness on cardio-metabolic risk factors in European children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Jul;40(7):1119-25. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2016.22.

2015

  • 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.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I. Risk factors of childhood obesity: Lessons from the European IDEFICS Study. The ECOG Free Obesity eBook. European Childhood Obesity Group, 2015. ebook.ecog-obesity.eu/content/
  • Ahrens W. Preface. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:1.
  • Arvidsson L, Bogl LH, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Nagy P, Tornaritis M, et al. Fat, sugar and water intakes among families from the IDEFICS intervention and control groups: first observations from I.Family. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:127-37.
  • Baranowski T, Lytle L. Should the IDEFICS outcomes have been expected? Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:162-72.
  • Buck C, Kneib T, Tkaczick T, Konstabel K, Pigeot I. Assessing opportunities for physical activity in the built environment of children: interrelation between kernel density and neighborhood scale. Int J Health Geogr. 2015;14(1):35.
  • Buck C, Tkaczick T, Pitsiladis Y, De Bourdehaudhuij I, Reisch L, Ahrens W, et al. Objective measures of the built environment and physical activity in children: from walkability to moveability. J Urban Health. 2015;92(1):24-38.
  • De Bourdeaudhuij I, Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Maes L, Huybrechts I, Mårild S, et al. Behavioural effects of a community-oriented setting-based intervention for prevention of childhood obesity in eight European countries. Main results from the IDEFICS study. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:30-40.
  • De Bourdeaudhuij I, Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Maes L, Mårild S, Moreno LA, et al. Implementation of the IDEFICS intervention across European countries: perceptions of parents and relationship with BMI. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:78-88.
  • De Henauw S, Huybrechts I, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Bammann K, Barba G, Lissner L, et al. 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. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:16-29.
  • de Moraes AC, Carvalho HB, Siani A, Barba G, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, et al. Incidence of high blood pressure in children - effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviors: the IDEFICS study: High blood pressure, lifestyle and children. Int J Cardiol. 2015;180:165-70.
  • Fernández-Alvira JM, Börnhorst C, Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Krogh V, Hebestreit A, et al. 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. Br J Nutr. 2015;113(3):517-25.
  • Foraita R, Gunther F, Gwozdz W, Reisch LA, Russo P, Lauria F, et al. Does the FTO gene interact with the socioeconomic status on the obesity development among young European children? Results from the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015;39(1):1-6..
  • Gwozdz W, Sousa-Poza A, Reisch L, Bammann K, Eiben G, Kourides Y, et al. Peer effects on obesity in a sample of European children. Econ Hum Biol. 2015;18:139-52.
  • Herrmann D, Buck C, Sioen I, Kouride Y, Marild S, Molnar D, et al. 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. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015;12:112.
  • Herrmann D, Pohlabeln H, Gianfagna F, Konstabel K, Lissner L, Marild S, et al. 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;78:142-9.
  • Hunsberger M, Mehlig K, Bornhorst C, Hebestreit A, Moreno L, Veidebaum T, et al. 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):10223-36.
  • Intemann I et al. Estimating age- and height-specific percentile curves for children using GAMLSS in the IDEFICS study. Analysis of large and complex data. Studies in classification, data analysis, and knowledge organization. Springer International Publishing. 2016:385-394. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25226-1. (book chapter)
  • Kovács E, Hunsberger M, Reisch L, Gwozdz W, Eiben G, De Bourdeaudhuij I, et al. Adherence to combined lifestyle factors and their contribution to obesity in the IDEFICS study. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:138-50.
  • Lissner L, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Konstabel K, Mårild S, Mehlig K, Molnár D, Moreno LA, et al. Differential outcome of the IDEFICS intervention in overweight versus non-overweight children: did we achieve 'primary' or 'secondary' prevention? Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:119-26.
  • Mårild S, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, De Henauw S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, et al. 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. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:41-56.
  • Michels N, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hense S, Hunsberger M, et al. Effect of the IDEFICS multilevel obesity prevention on children's sleep duration. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:68-77.
  • Nicholls SG, Pohlabeln H, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Chadjigeorgiou C, Gwozdz W, Hebestreit A, et al. Parents' evaluation of the IDEFICS intervention: an analysis focussing on socio-economic factors, child's weight status and intervention exposure. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:103-18.
  • Pigeot I, Baranowski T, De Henauw S. Acknowledgements. Obes Rev. 2015 Dec;16 Suppl 2:173-4. doi: 10.1111/obr.12367.
  • Pigeot I, Baranowski T, De Henauw S; IDEFICS Intervention Study Group; IDEFICS consortium. The IDEFICS intervention trial to prevent childhood obesity: design and study methods. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:4-15.
  • Priego T, Sánchez J, Picó C, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Kourides Y, et al. TAS1R3 and UCN2 Transcript Levels in Blood Cells Are Associated With Sugary and Fatty Food Consumption in Children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(9):3556-64.
  • Santaliestra-Pasi­as AM, Mouratidou T, Reisch L, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Mårild S, et al. Clustering of lifestyle behaviours and relation to body composition in European children. The IDEFICS study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015;69(7):811-6.
  • Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Bammann K, Barba G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Eiben G, et al. 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 Nutr. 2015;18(5):860-8.
  • Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Barba G, Eiben G, Gallois K, Hadjigeorgiou C, et al. Effectiveness of the IDEFICS intervention on objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in European children. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:57-67.
  • Verloigne M, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Verbestel V, Mårild S, Pigeot I, et al. 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. Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:89-102.
  • Weimann H, Bjork J, Rylander L, Bergman P, Eiben G. Neighborhood environment and physical activity among young children: a cross-sectional study from Sweden. Scand J Public Health. 2015;43(3):283-93.
  • Williams G. The IDEFICS intervention: what can we learn for public policy? Obes Rev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:151-61.
  • Wolters M, Schlenz H, Börnhorst C, Risé P, Galli C, Moreno LA, et al. Desaturase activity is associated with weight status and metabolic risk markers in young children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(10):3760-9.

2014

  • Ahrens W, Moreno LA, Mårild S, Molnár D, Siani A, De Henauw S, et al. Metabolic syndrome in young children: definitions and results of the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S4-14. 
  • Ahrens W, Moreno LA, Pigeot I. Filling the gap: international reference values for health care in children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S2-3.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Lissner L, Molnár D, et al. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in European children below the age of 10. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S99-107.
  • Bammann K, Peplies J, De Henauw S, Hunsberger M, Molnar D, Moreno LA, et al. Early life course risk factors for childhood obesity: the IDEFICS case-control study. PLoSOne. 2014;9(2):e86914.
  • Barba G, Buck C, Bammann K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hebestreit A, Mårild S, et al. Blood pressure reference values for European non-overweight school children: the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S48-56.
  • Bel-Serrat S, Mouratidou T, Pala V, Huybrechts I, Bornhorst C, Fernandez-Alvira JM, et al. Relative validity of the Children's Eating Habits Questionnaire-food frequency section among young European children: the IDEFICS Study. Public Health Nutr. 2014;17(2):266-76.
  • Börnhorst C, Bel-Serrat S, Pigeot I, Huybrechts I, Ottavaere C, Sioen I, et al. Validity of 24-h recalls in (pre-)school aged children: comparison of proxy-reported energy intakes with measured energy expenditure. Clin Nutr. 2014;33(1):79-84.
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Hebestreit A, Krogh V, De Decker A, Barba G, et al. Usual energy and macronutrient intakes in 2-9-year-old European children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S115-23.
  • De Henauw S, Michels N, Vyncke K, Hebestreit A, Russo P, Intemann T, et al. Blood lipids among young children in Europe: results from the European IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S67-75.
  • De Miguel-Etayo P, Gracia-Marco L, Ortega FB, Intemann T, Foraita R, Lissner L, et al. Physical fitness reference standards in European children: the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S57-66.
  • Erhardt E, Foraita R, Pigeot I, Barba G, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, et al. Reference values for leptin and adiponectin in children below the age of 10 based on the IDEFICS cohort. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S32-8.
  • Fernández-Alvira JM, Bammann K, Pala V, Krogh V, Barba G, Eiben G, et al. Country-specific dietary patterns and associations with socioeconomic status in European children: the IDEFICS study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014:68(7):811-21.
  • Formisano A, Hunsberger M, Bammann K, Vanaelst B, Molnar D, Moreno LA, et al. Family structure and childhood obesity: results of the IDEFICS Project. Public Health Nutr. 2014;17(10):2307-15.
  • Hebestreit A, Börnhorst C, Barba G, Siani A, Huybrechts I, Tognon G, Eiben G, Moreno LA, Fernández Alvira JM, Loit HM, Kovacs 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. Eur J Nutr. 2014;53(2):673-81. doi: 10.1007/s00394-013-0575-x. Epub 2013 Sep 6. Erratum in: Eur J Nutr. 2014 Aug;53(5);1297-8.
  • Hebestreit A, Bornhorst C, Barba G, Siani A, Huybrechts I, Tognon G, et al. Associations between energy intake, daily food intake and energy density of foods and BMI z-score in 2-9-year-old European children. Eur J Nutr. 2014;53(2):673-81.
  • Hebestreit A, Börnhorst C, Pala V, Barba G, Eiben G, Veidebaum T, et al. Dietary energy density in young children across Europe. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S124-34.
  • Herrmann D, Intemann T, Lauria F, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, et al. Reference values of bone stiffness index and C-terminal telopeptide in healthy European children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S76-85.
  • Hinkley T, Verbestel V, Ahrens W, Lissner L, Molnar D, Moreno LA, et al. Early childhood electronic media use as a predictor of poorer well-being: a prospective cohort study. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(5):485-92.
  • Hunsberger M; IDEFICS Consortium. Early feeding practices and family structure: associations with overweight in children. Proc Nutr Soc. 2014;73(1):132-6.
  • Konstabel K, Veidebaum T, Verbestel V, Moreno LA, Bammann K, Tornaritis M, et al. Objectively measured physical activity in European children: the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S135-43.
  • Kovács E, Siani A, Konstabel K, Hadjigeorgiou C, de Bourdeaudhuij I, Eiben G, et al. Adherence to the obesity-related lifestyle intervention targets in the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S144-51.
  • 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):488-90.
  • Nagy P, Kovacs E, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Kourides Y, et al. Percentile reference values for anthropometric body composition indices in European children from the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S15-25.
  • Olafsdottir S, Eiben G, Prell H, Hense S, Lissner L, Marild S, et al. Young children's screen habits are associated with consumption of sweetened beverages independently of parental norms. Int J Public Health. 2014;59(1):67-75
  • Papoutsou S, Briassoulis G, Hadjigeorgiou C, Savva SC, Solea T, Hebestreit A, et al. The combination of daily breakfast consumption and optimal breakfast choices in childhood is an important public health message. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2014;65(3):273-9.
  • Papoutsou S, Briassoulis G, Wolters M, Peplies J, Iacoviello L, Eiben G, et al. No breakfast at home: association with cardiovascular disease risk factors in childhood. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014;68(7):829-34.
  • Peplies J, Jiménez-Pavón D, Savva SC, Buck C, Günther K, Fraterman A, et al. Percentiles of fasting serum insulin, glucose, HbA1c and HOMA-IR in pre-pubertal normal weight European children from the IDEFICS cohort. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S39-47.
  • Priego T, Sanchez J, Pico C, Ahrens W, Bammann K, De Henauw S, et al. Influence of breastfeeding on blood-cell transcript-based biomarkers of health in children. Pediatr Obes. 2014;9(6):463-70.
  • Regber S. Barriers and facilitators of health promotion and obesity prevention in early childhood: A focus on parents results from the IDEFICS study. University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy, 2014 Feb 10. (PhD Thesis)
  • Santaliestra-Pasias AM, Mouratidou T, Verbestel V, Bammann K, Molnar D, Sieri S, et al. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in European children: the IDEFICS study. Public Health Nutr. 2014;17(10):2295-306.
  • Schlenz H, Intemann T, Wolters M, González-Gil EM, Nappo A, Fraterman A, et al. C-reactive protein reference percentiles among pre-adolescent children in Europe based on the IDEFICS study population. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S26-31.
  • Svensson A, Larsson C, Eiben G, Lanfer A, Pala V, Hebestreit A, et al. European children's sugar intake on weekdays versus weekends: the IDEFICS study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014;68(7):822-8.
  • Tognon G, Hebestreit A, Lanfer A, Moreno LA, Pala V, Siani A, et al. Mediterranean diet, overweight and body composition in children from eight European countries: cross-sectional and prospective results from the IDEFICS study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2014;24(2):205-13.
  • Tognon G, Moreno LA, Mouratidou T, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Russo P, et al. Adherence to a Mediterranean-like dietary pattern in children from eight European countries. The IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S108-14.
  • Vanaelst B, Michels N, Clays E, Herrmann D, Huybrechts I, Sioen I, et al. The association between childhood stress and body composition, and the role of stress-related lifestyle factors--cross-sectional findings from the baseline ChiBSD survey. Int J Behav Med. 2014;21(2):292-301.
  • Voigt K, Nicholls SG, Williams G. Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues. Published to Oxford Scholarship Online. 2014 June. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964482.001.0001. (book)
  • Wiberger M, Eiben G, Lissner L, Mehlig K, Papoutsou S, Hunsberger M. Children consuming milk cereal drink are at increased risk for overweight: The IDEFICS Sweden study, on behalf of the IDEFICS Consortium. Scand J Public Health. 2014;42(6):518-24.
  • Wolters M, Schlenz H, Foraita R, Galli C, Risé P, Moreno LA, et al. Reference values of whole-blood fatty acids by age and sex from European children aged 3-8 years. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S86-98.

2013

  • Ahrens W, Lissner L, Pigeot I, Regber S. Opinion: Population studies need to be transparent: Researchers comment on the ScienceNordic article "Big EU obesity study is not representative" and give their point of view. Published on ScienceNordic. 2013 July 11. (opinion)
  • Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Lanfer A, Barba G, De Henauw S, Eiben G, et al. Socioeconomic factors and childhood overweight in Europe: results from the multi-centre IDEFICS study. Pediatr Obes. 2013;8(1):1-12.
  • Bel-Serrat S, Mouratidou T, Börnhorst C, Peplies J, De Henauw S, Marild S, et al. Food consumption and cardiovascular risk factors in European children: the IDEFICS study. Pediatr Obes. 2013 Jun;8(3):225-36.
  • Bel-Serrat S, Mouratidou T, Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Iacoviello L, Kourides YA, Marild S, et al. Clustering of multiple lifestyle behaviours and its association to cardiovascular risk factors in children: the IDEFICS study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013;67(8): 848-54.
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Hebestreit A, Vanaelst B, Molnár D, Bel-Serrat S, et al. Diet-obesity associations in children: approaches to counteract attenuation caused by misreporting. Public Health Nutr. 2013;16(2):256-66.
  • Börnhorst C, Hense S, Bayer O, Ahrens W. Rebuttal letter: re. Börnhorst et al. Eur. J. Pediatr. 171: 1029-38 (2012). Eur J Pediatr. 2013;172(4):573-4.
  • Buck C, Börnhorst C, Pohlabeln H, Huybrechts I, Pala V, Reisch L, et al. Clustering of unhealthy food around German schools and its influence on dietary behavior in school children: a pilot study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013;10(1):65.
  • Cugino D, Gianfagna F, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Koni AC, Marild S, et al. Polymorphisms of matrix metalloproteinase gene and adiposity indices in European children: results of the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(12):1539-44.
  • Dello Russo M, Ahrens W, De Vriendt T, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, et al. Gestational weight gain and adiposity, fat distribution, metabolic profile, and blood pressure in offspring: the IDEFICS project. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(7):914-9.
  • Donatiello E, Dello Russo M, Formisano A, Lauria F, Nappo A, Reineke A, et al. Physical activity, adiposity and urbanization level in children: results for the Italian cohort of the IDEFICS study. Public Health. 2013;127(8):761-5.
  • Fernández-Alvira JM, Mouratidou T, Bammann K, Hebestreit A, Barba G, Sieri S, et al. Parental education and frequency of food consumption in European children: the IDEFICS study. Public Health Nutr. 2013;16(3):487-98.
  • Gianfagna F, Cugino D, Ahrens W, Bailey ME, Bammann K, Herrmann D, et al. Understanding the links among neuromedin U gene, beta2-adrenoceptor gene and bone health: an observational study in European children. PLoSOne. 2013;8(8):e70632.
  • Gwozdz W, Sousa-Poza A, Reisch LA, Ahrens W, Eiben G, M Fernandéz-Alvira J, et al. Maternal employment and childhood obesity - A European perspective. J Health Econ. 2013;32(4):728-42.
  • Hense S, Pohlabeln H, Michels N, Marild S, Lissner L, Kovacs E, et al. Determinants of Attrition to Follow-Up in a Multicentre Cohort Study in Children-Results from the IDEFICS Study. Epidemiology Research International. Volume 2013, Article ID 936365.
  • Hunsberger M, Pena P, Lissner L, Grafström L, Vanaelst B, Börnhorst C, et al. Validity of self-reported lunch recalls in Swedish school children aged 6-8 years. Nutr J. 2013;12(1):129.
  • Hunsberger M, Lanfer A, Reeske A, Veidebaum T, Russo P, Hadjigeorgiou C, et al. Infant feeding practices and prevalence of obesity in eight European countries - the IDEFICS study. Public Health Nutr. 2013;16(2):219-27.
  • Jiménez-Pavón D, Konstabel K, Bergman P, Ahrens W, Pohlabeln H, Hadjigeorgiou C, et al. Physical activity and clustered cardiovascular disease risk factors in young children: a cross-sectional study (the IDEFICS study). BMC Med. 2013;11:172.  Note: This article won the BioMed Central Research Award 2013 in the category "Public Health and Health Services Research": http://events.biomedcentral.com/bmc-research-awards/
  • Johansson B, Ossiansson E, Dreas J, Mårild S. Proper Food and a Tight Budget: German and Swedish Parents Reflecting on Children, Food and Health. Food Cult Soc. 2013;16(3):457-77.
  • Lanfer A, Bammann K, Knof K, Buchecker K, Russo P, Veidebaum T, et al. Predictors and correlates of taste preferences in European children: The IDEFICS study. Food Qual Prefer. 2013;27(2):128-36.
  • Michels N, Huybrechts I, Bammann K, Lissner L, Moreno L, Peeters M, et al. Caucasian children's fat mass: routine anthropometry v. air-displacement plethysmography. Br J Nutr. 2013;109(8):1528-37.
  • Michels N, Clays E, De Buyzere M, Huybrechts I, Marild S, Vanaelst B, et al. Determinants and reference values of short-term heart rate variability in children. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2013;113(6):1477-88.
  • Michels N, Sioen I, Braet C, Huybrechts I, Vanaelst B, Wolters M, et al. Relation between salivary cortisol as stress biomarker and dietary pattern in children. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013;38(9):1512-20.
  • Michels N, Sioen I, Clays E, De Buyzere M, Ahrens W, Huybrechts I, Vanaelst B, De Henauw S. Children's heart rate variability as stress indicator: association with reported stress and cortisol. Biol Psychol. 2013;94(2):433-40.
  • Michels N, Clays E, De Buyzere M, Vanaelst B, De Henauw S, Sioen I. Children's sleep and autonomic function: low sleep quality has an impact on heart rate variability. Sleep. 2013;36(12):1939-46.
  • Nappo A, Iacoviello L, Fraterman A, Gonzalez-Gil EM, Hadjigeorgiou C, Marild S, et al. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein is a predictive factor of adiposity in children: Results of the identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infantS (IDEFICS) study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013;2(3):e000101.
  • Nicholls SG. Standards and classification: a perspective on the 'obesity epidemic'. Soc Sci Med. 2013;87:9-15.
  • Pala V, Lissner L, Hebestreit A, Lanfer A, Sieri S, Siani A, et al. Dietary patterns and longitudinal change in body mass in European children: a follow-up study on the IDEFICS multicenter cohort. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013;67(10):1042-9.
  • Reeske A, Spallek J, Bammann K, Eiben G, De Henauw S, Kourides Y, et al. Migrant background and weight gain in early infancy: results from the German study sample of the IDEFICS study. PLoSOne. 2013;8(4):e60648.
  • Regber S, Novak M, Eiben G, Bammann K, De Henauw S, Fernandez-Alvira JM, et al. Parental perceptions of and concerns about child's body weight in eight European countries--the IDEFICS study. Pediatr Obes. 2013;8(2):118-29.
  • Regber S, Novak M, Eiben G, Lissner L, Hense S, Sandström TZ, et al. Assessment of selection bias in a health survey of children and families - the IDEFICS Sweden-study. BMC Public Health. 2013;13(1):418.
  • Reisch LA, Gwozdz W, Barba G, De Henauw S, Lascorz N, Pigeot I. Experimental evidence on the impact of food advertising on children's knowledge about and preferences for healthful food. J Obes. 2013;2013: Article ID 408582.
  • Risé P, Tragni E, Ghezzi S, Agostoni C, Marangoni F, Poli A, et al. Different patterns characterize Omega 6 and Omega 3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in blood from Italian infants, children, adults and elderly. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2013;89(4):215-20.
  • Sparano S, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, et al. Being macrosomic at birth is an independent predictor of overweight in children: Results from the IDEFICS study. Matern Child Health J. 2013;17(8):1373-81.
  • Vanaelst B, Michels N, Huybrechts I, Clays E, Flórez MR, Balcaen L, et al. Cross-sectional relationship between chronic stress and mineral concentrations in hair of elementary school girls. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2013;153(1-3):41-9.
  • Vanaelst B, Huybrechts I, Michels N, Flórez MR, Aramendía M, Balcaen L, et al. Hair minerals and metabolic health in Belgian elementary school girls. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2013;151(3):335-43. 

2012

  • Börnhorst C. Validity of dietary data in younger populations and implications of measurement errors. Universität Bremen, 2012 Nov. (PhD Thesis)
  • Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Ahrens W, Eiben G, Michels N, Pala V, et al. Prevalence and determinants of misreporting among European children in proxy-reported 24 h dietary recalls. Br J Nutr. 2012;109(7):1257-65.
  • Börnhorst C, Hense S, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A, Reisch L, Barba G, et al. From sleep duration to childhood obesity-what are the pathways? Eur J Pediatr. 2012;171(7):1029-38.
  • Hebestreit A, Ahrens W. Dietary and lifestyle-induced diseases in children : Design, examination modules and study population of the baseline survey of the German IDEFICS cohort. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2012;55(6-7):892-9.
  • Herrmann D, Hebestreit A, Ahrens W. Impact of physical activity and exercise on bone health in the life course : a review. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2012;55(1):35-54.
  • Hunsberger M, Formisano A, Reisch LA, Bammann K, Moreno L, De Henauw S, et al. Overweight in singletons compared to children with siblings: the IDEFICS study. Nutr Diabetes. 2012;2:e56.
  • Kovács E, Stomfai S, Mólnar D. A novel approach of cardiovascular risk assessment in children [Szív- és érrendszeri megbetegedések rizikóbecslése gyermekkorban]. Paediatrics [Gyermekgyógyászat] 2012;63.
  • Lanfer A. Taste preferences, diet and overweight in European children: An epidemiological perpective. Universität Bremen, 2012 July. (PhD Thesis)
  • Lanfer A, Knof K, Barba G, Veidebaum T, Papoutsou S, de Henauw S, et al. Taste preferences in association with dietary habits and weight status in European children: results from the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012;36(1):27-34.
  • Lauria F, Siani A, Bammann K, Foraita R, Huybrechts I, Iacoviello L, et al. Prospective analysis of the association of a common variant of FTO (rs9939609) with adiposity in children: Results of the IDEFICS study. PLoSOne. 2012;7(11):e48876.
  • Lissner L, Lanfer A, Gwozdz W, Olafsdottir S, Eiben G, Moreno LA, et al. Television habits in relation to overweight, diet and taste preferences in European children: the IDEFICS study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2012;27(9):705-15.
  • Michels N, Sioen I, Braet C, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Huybrechts I, et al. Stress, emotional eating behaviour and dietary patterns in children. Appetite. 2012;59(3):762-9.
  • Michels N, Sioen I, Huybrechts I, Bammann K, Vanaelst B, De Vriendt T, et al. Negative life events, emotions and psychological difficulties as determinants of salivary cortisol in Belgian primary school children. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2012;37(9):1506-15.
  • Michels N, Sioen I, De Vriendt T, Huybrechts I, Vanaelst B, De Henauw S. Children's morning and evening salivary cortisol: pattern, instruction compliance and sampling confounders. Horm Res Paediatr. 2012;77(1):27-35.
  • Michels N, Vanaelst B, Stoppie E, Huybrechts I, Bammann K, de Henauw S, et al. Parental and children's report of emotional problems: agreement, explanatory factors and event-emotion correlation. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2012;18(3):180-6.
  • Ojiambo R, Konstabel K, Veidebaum T, Reilly J, Verbestel V, Huybrechts I, et al. Validity of hip-mounted uniaxial accelerometry with heart-rate monitoring vs. triaxial accelerometry in the assessment of free-living energy expenditure in young children: the IDEFICS Validation Study. J Appl Physiol. 2012;113(10):1530-6.
  • Sánchez J, Priego T, Picó C, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Fraterman A, et al. Blood cells as a source of transcriptional biomarkers of childhood obesity and its related metabolic alterations: results of the IDEFICS study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012;97(4):E648-52.
  • Sioen I, Mouratidou T, Herrmann D, De Henauw S, Kaufman JM, Molnár D, et al. Relationship between markers of body fat and calcaneal bone stiffness differs between preschool and primary school children: results from the IDEFICS baseline survey. Calcif Tissue Int. 2012;91(4):276-85.
  • Sioen I, Mouratidou T, Kaufman JM, Bammann K, Michels N, Pigeot I, et al. Determinants of vitamin D status in young children: results from the Belgian arm of the IDEFICS (Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-Induced Health Effects in Children and Infants) Study. Public Health Nutr. 2012;15(6):1093-9.
  • Van den Bussche K, Michels N, Gracia-Marco L, Herrmann D, Eiben G, De Henauw S, et al. Influence of birth weight on calcaneal bone stiffness in Belgian preadolescent children. Calcif Tissue Int. 2012;91(4):267-75.
  • Vanaelst B, De Vriendt T, Ahrens W, Bammann K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Konstabel K, et al. Prevalence of psychosomatic and emotional symptoms in European school-aged children and its relationship with childhood adversities: results from the IDEFICS study. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012;21(5):253-65.
  • Vanaelst B, Huybrechts I, Bammann K, Michels N, de Vriendt T, Vyncke K, et al. Intercorrelations between serum, salivary, and hair cortisol and child-reported estimates of stress in elementary school girls. Psychophysiology. 2012;49(8):1072-81.
  • Vanaelst B, Huybrechts I, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Bammann K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Eiben G, et al. Prevalence of negative life events and chronic adversities in European pre- and primary-school children: results from the IDEFICS study. Arch Public Health. 2012;70(1):26.
  • Vanaelst B, Huybrechts I, Michels N, Vyncke K, Sioen I, De Vriendt T, et al. Mineral concentrations in hair of Belgian elementary school girls: reference values and relationship with food consumption frequencies. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2012;150(1-3):56-67.
  • Verbestel V, de Henauw S, Marild M, Storcksdieck S, Fernandez Celemin L, Gallois K, et al. The IDEFICS intervention toolbox - a guide to successful obesity prevention at community level. In: Jay Maddock, editor. Public Health - Social and Behavioral Health. InTech; 2012. p. 3-40.

2011

  • Ahrens W, Bammann K, Siani A, Buchecker K, De Henauw S, Iacoviello L, et al. The IDEFICS cohort: design, characteristics and participation in the baseline survey. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S3-15.
  • Bammann K, Sioen I, Huybrechts I, Casajús JA, Vicente-Rodríguez G, Cuthill R,et al. The IDEFICS validation study on field methods for assessing physical activity and body composition in children: design and data collection. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S79-87.
  • Buck C, Pohlabeln H, Huybrechts I, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Pitsiladis Y, Reisch L, Pigeot I. Development and application of a moveability index to quantify possibilities for physical activity in the built environment of children. Health Place. 2011;17(6):1191-201.
  • De Henauw S, Verbestel V, Mårild S, Barba G, Bammann K, Eiben G, et al. The IDEFICS community-oriented intervention programme: a new model for childhood obesity prevention in Europe? Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S16-23.
  • Galli C, Risé P, Ghezzi S. Comprensione e prevenzione dell'obesità e patologie correlate nell'infanzia: Lo studio Europeo IDEFICS. Natural 1. 2011; 2011:34-8.
  • Gallois KM, de Henauw S, Hassel H, Hebestreit A, Pigeot I, Zeeb H. Standardized development of the IDEFICS intervention and its implementation in Germany. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2011;54(3):330-8.
  • Gwozdz W, Reisch LA, Consortium i. Instruments for analysing the influence of advertising on children's food choices. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S137-43.
  • Hense S, Barba G, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Marild S, Molnar D, et al. Factors that influence weekday sleep duration in European children. Sleep. 2011;34(5):633-9.
  • Hense S, Bayer O. Sleep duration and overweight. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2011;54(12):1337-43.
  • Hense S, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Molnar D, Moreno LA, et al. Sleep duration and overweight in European children: is the association modified by geographic region? Sleep. 2011;34(7):885-90.
  • Hense S. Sleep duration and its role in the aetiology of cardio-metabolic health outcomes. Universität Bremen, 2011 Sep. (PhD Thesis)
  • Herrmann D, Suling M, Reisch L, Siani A, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Maes L, et al. Repeatability of maternal report on prenatal, perinatal and early postnatal factors: findings from the IDEFICS parental questionnaire. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S52-60.
  • Horner FE, Rayson MP, Bilzon JL. Reliability and validity of the 3DNX accelerometer during mechanical and human treadmill exercise testing. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S88-97.
  • Huybrechts I, Börnhorst C, Pala V, Moreno LA, Barba G, Lissner L, et al. Evaluation of the Children's Eating Habits Questionnaire used in the IDEFICS study by relating urinary calcium and potassium to milk consumption frequencies among European children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S69-78.
  • Knof K, Lanfer A, Bildstein MO, Buchecker K, Hilz H. Development of a method to measure sensory perception in children at the European level. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S131-6.
  • Koni AC, Scott RA, Wang G, Bailey ME, Peplies J, Bammann K,et al. DNA yield and quality of saliva samples and suitability for large-scale epidemiological studies in children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S113-8.
  • Lanfer A, Hebestreit A, Ahrens W, Krogh V, Sieri S, Lissner L, et al. Reproducibility of food consumption frequencies derived from the Children's Eating Habits Questionnaire used in the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S61-8.
  • Nicholls SG, Gwozdz W, Reisch L, Voigt K. Fiscal food policy: equity and practice. Perspect Public Health. 2011;131(4):157-8.
  • Ojiambo R, Cuthill R, Budd H, Konstabel K, Casajús JA, González-Agüero A, et al. Impact of methodological decisions on accelerometer outcome variables in young children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S98-103.
  • Peplies J, Günther K, Bammann K, Fraterman A, Russo P, Veidebaum T, et al. Influence of sample collection and preanalytical sample processing on the analyses of biological markers in the European multicentre study IDEFICS. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S104-12.
  • Pigeot I, Siani A, Bammann K, de Henauw S, Iacoviello L, Hebestreit A, et al. IDEFICS study - Baseline results and future perspectives. Obes Rev. 2011;12:5 (Abstract of presentation)
  • Sioen I, Goemare S, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, De Vriendt T, Kaufman JM, et al. The relationship between paediatric calcaneal quantitative ultrasound measurements and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and DXA with laser (DXL) as well as body composition. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S125-30.
  • Stomfai S, Ahrens W, Bammann K, Kovács E, Mårild S, Michels N, et al. Intra- and inter-observer reliability in anthropometric measurements in children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S45-51.
  • Suling M, Hebestreit A, Peplies J, Bammann K, Nappo A, Eiben G, et al. Design and results of the pretest of the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S30-44.
  • Tubic B, Magnusson P, Swolin-Eide D, Mårild S. Relation between bone mineral density, biological markers and anthropometric measures in 4-year-old children: a pilot study within the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S119-24.
  • Verbestel V, De Henauw S, Maes L, Haerens L, Mårild S, Eiben G, et al. Using the intervention mapping protocol to develop a community-based intervention for the prevention of childhood obesity in a multi-centre European project: the IDEFICS intervention. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011;82(8).
  • Voigt K. Tackling childhood obesity through the education system: opportunities and ethical challenges. Obes Rev. 2011; 12, Supplement 1.
  • Wickins-Drazilova D, Williams G. The ethics of evaluating obesity intervention studies on children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011;35 Suppl 1:S24-9.

2010

  • Haerens L, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Eiben G, Lauria F, Bel S, Keimer K, et al. Formative research to develop the IDEFICS physical activity intervention component: findings from focus groups with children and parents. J Phys Act Health. 2010;7(2):246-56.
  • Hebestreit A, Keimer KM, Hassel H, Nappo A, Eiben G, Fernandez JM,et al. What do children understand? Communicating health behavior in a European multicenter study. J Public Health. 2010;18(4):391-401.
  • Peplies J, Fraterman A, Scott R, Russo P, Bammann K. Quality management for the collection of biological samples in multicentre studies. Eur J Epidemiol. 2010;25(9):607-17.
  • Pigeot I, De Henauw S, Foraita R, Jahn I, Ahrens W. Primary prevention from the epidemiology perspective: three examples from the practice. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2010;10:10.
  • Reisch LA, Gwozdz W. [The impact of consumer behavior on the development of overweight children. An overview] Einfluss des Konsumsverhaltens auf die Entwicklung von Übergewicht bei Kindern. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2010;53(7):725-32.
  • Wickins-Drazilova D, Williams G. Ethical and public policy aspects of childhood obesity: opinions of scientists working on an intervention study. Obes Rev. 2010;11(8):620-6.
  • Wickins-Drazilova D, Nicholls S, Williams G, Börnhorst C, Grafström L, De Henauw S, et al. Parental views on public-policy options regarding healthy eating. Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics: Global Food Security: Ethical and Legal Challenges 2010:184-8.

2009

  • Dreas J, Hassel H. What accounts for good practice? Assessment of obesity prevention projects for kindergarten children in Germany. J Public Health. 2009;18(2):145-52.
  • Haerens L, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Barba G, Eiben G, Fernandez J, Hebestreit A, et al. Developing the IDEFICS community-based intervention program to enhance eating behaviors in 2- to 8-year-old children: findings from focus groups with children and parents. Health Educ Res. 2009;24(3):381-93.
  • Hebestreit A, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Relationship between dietary behaviours and obesity in European children. Int J Paediatr Obes. 2009;Supplement 1:45-7.
  • Pigeot I, Barba G, Chadjigeorgiou C, de Henauw S, Kourides Y, Lissner L, et al. Prevalence and determinants of childhood overweight and obesity in European countries: pooled analysis of the existing surveys within the IDEFICS Consortium. Int J Obes (Lond). 2009;33(10):1103-10.

2008

  • Ahrens W, Bammann K, Pigeot I. [Evidence-based primary prevention using an intervention study on childhood overweight as an example] Evidenzbasierung von Primärprävention am Beispiel einer Interventionsstudie zum kindlichen Übergewicht. Präv Gesundheitsf. 2008;3(4):246-52.
  • España-Romero V, Artero EG, Santaliestra-Pasias AM, Gutierrez A, Castillo MJ, Ruiz JR. Hand span influences optimal grip span in boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years. J Hand Surg Am. 2008;33(3):378-84.

2007

  • Ahrens W, Hassel H, Hebestreit A, Peplies J, Pohlabeln H, Suling M, et al. [IDEFICS - Causes and prevention of diet- and lifestyle-related disorders in children] IDEFICS - Ursachen und Prävention ernährungs- und lebensstilbedingter Erkrankungen im Kindesalter. Ernährung 2007:314–21.
  • Bammann K, Peplies J, Pigeot I, Ahrens W. [IDEFICS: a Multicenter European Project on Diet- and Lifestyle-Related Disorders in Children] IDEFICS: ein europäisches multizentrisches Projekt zu ernährungs- und lebensstilbedingten Erkrankungen im Kindesalter. Med Klin. 2007; 102(3):230-5.

2006

  • Ahrens W, Bammann K, de Henauw S, Halford J, Palou A, Pigeot I, et al. Understanding and preventing childhood obesity and related disorders--IDEFICS: a European multilevel epidemiological approach. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2006;16(4):302-8.
  • Bammann K, Peplies J, Sjöström M, Lissner L, Henauw S, Iacoviello L, et al. Assessment of diet, physical activity and biological, social and environmental factors in a multi-centre European project on diet- and lifestyle-related disorders in children (IDEFICS). Public Health. 2006;14(5):279-289.

Further related publications from member of the IDEFICS consortium

  • Dreas JA, Hassel H. What accounts for good practice? Assessment of obesity prevention projects for kindergarten children in Germany. J Public Health (2010) 18:145-152. DOI 10.1007/s10389-009-0285-2.
  • Reisch LA, Gwozdz W. Chubby cheeks and climate change: childhood obesity as a sustainable development issue. Int J Consum Stud. 2011; 35(1):3-9.