Torsten Bohn


Nutrition is an important life-style factor associated with health, well-being, and diseases. For example, the consumption of various micronutrients and secondary plant compounds within fruits and vegetables has been associated with the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancer. Together with internal partners (e.g. CIEC) and external collaborators (EU Cost Actions) we strive to study the relation of micronutrient/secondary plant compound intake, their digestion and bioavailability, and their relation to markers of health and disease such as inflammation and oxidative stress, also looking for novel biomarkers (e.g. via proteomics, genomics).  We also host the Int J Vit Nutr Res.

Research projects

  •  Bioavailability of phytochemicals (carotenoids)

  • Relation of micronutrients and phytochemicals and chronic diseases

  • Metabolism of carotenoid and polyphenols

  • Digestion of micronutrients and secondary plant compounds

  • Diet and health

Featured Publications

Sea buckthorn oil as a valuable source of bioaccessible xanthophylls.

  • NutriHealth
December 27, 2019
2019 Dec. Nutrients.12(1):76.
  • Tudor C
  • Bohn T
  • Iddir M
  • Dulf FV
  • Focsan M
  • Rugina DO
  • Pintea A.

Whey protein isolate modulates beta-carotene bioaccessibility depending on gastro-intestinal digestion conditions.

  • Public Health Research
September 01, 2019
2019 Sep. Food Chem.291:157-166. Epub 2019 Apr 1.
  • Iddir M
  • Degerli C
  • Dingeo G
  • Desmarchelier C
  • Schleeh T
  • Borel P
  • Larondelle Y
  • Bohn T.

Determinants and Determination of Carotenoid Bioavailability from Infant Food Formulas and Adult Nutritionals Including Liquid Dairy Products.

  • Public Health Research
July 01, 2019
2019 Jul. J AOAC Int.102(4):1044-1058. Epub 2019 Feb 20.
  • Bohn T.
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