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Margreet Olthof is associate professor at the Department of Health Sciences and the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is trained as a nutritionist at Wageningen University and registered as nutritional scientist at the Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences (NAV). She received her PhD in 2001 at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. From 2001 she worked as post-doc for the Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences (WCFS, currently named TI Food and Nutrition). Since 2005 she holds a tenured position at the Department of Health Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam. Her research focuses on nutrition and prevention of chronic diseases. Topics she is currently working in are: health effects of coffee and of sugar; protein intake in older adults; early feeding and obesity in childhood; sustainability, and effects of sugar taxation.

Teaching

  • Examiner and lecturer ‘Public Health Nutrition’ course, mandatory for all MSc students of the specialization Nutrition and Health of the MSc program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Examiner and lecturer ‘Nutrition research’ course, of the BSc program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Lecturer in BSc course ‘Nutrition and Health’ of the Health Sciences program, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Lecturer in Pre-MSc course ‘Nutrition and Research’ of the Health Sciences program, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Lecturer BSc course 'Nutrition & Health' of the Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Supervisor and assessor of BSc and MSc theses

  • Coordinator MSc internships, mandatory for all MSc students of the specialization Nutrition and Health of the Master program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ancillary activities

  • Chairman program committee Master Health Sciences (2016-now)

  • Member NWO committee program ‘’Promotiebeurs voor Leraren’’ (ministry of OCW) (2015-now)

  • External reviewer, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, opleiding diëtetiek (2015-now)

  • Board member and secretary of the Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences (NAV) (2011-now)

  • Vice-president examination committee Health Sciences, VU Amsterdam (2009-1016)

Education/Academic qualification

Human Nutrition, PhD, Wageningen University

Human Nutrition, Master, Wageningen University

Keywords

  • life science
  • nutrition
  • epidemiology
  • Health

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Research Output 2000 2018

  • 30 Article
  • 2 Erratum
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Association between pre-pregnancy weight status and maternal micronutrient status in early pregnancy

Scholing, J. M., Olthof, M. R., Jonker, F. AM. & Vrijkotte, T. GM., 21 Mar 2018, In : Public Health Nutrition. 2018, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Micronutrients
Mothers
Weights and Measures
Pregnancy
Folic Acid

Prospective associations of age at complementary feeding and exclusive breastfeeding duration with body mass index at 5-6 years within different risk groups

Sirkka, O., Vrijkotte, T., Halberstadt, J., Abrahamse-Berkeveld, M., Hoekstra, T., Seidell, J. & Olthof, M., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Pediatric Obesity.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Breast Feeding
Body Mass Index
Mothers
Education
Open Access
Independent Living
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Body Composition
Diet
Incidence

Size and shape of the associations of glucose, HbA1c, insulin and HOMA-IR with incident type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study

Ruijgrok, C., Dekker, J. M., Beulens, J. W., Brouwer, I. A., Coupé, V. M. H., Heymans, M. W., Sijtsma, F. P. C., Mela, D. J., Zock, P. L., Olthof, M. R. & Alssema, M., Jan 2018, In : Diabetologia. 61, 1, p. 93-100 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Fasting
Insulin
Glucose
Logistic Models

Sugar-sweetened beverages intake is associated with blood pressure and sympathetic nervous system activation in children

de Boer, E. C., de Rooij, S. R., Olthof, M. R. & Vrijkotte, T. G. M., Dec 2018, In : Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 28, p. 232-235 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Sympathetic Nervous System
Beverages
Blood Pressure
Autonomic Nervous System
Weights and Measures