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

Magnesium affects spinach carotenoid bioaccessibility in vitro depending on intestinal bile and pancreatic enzyme concentrations.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
January 15, 2018
2018 Jan. Food Chem.239:751-759. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
  • Corte-Real J
  • Desmarchelier C
  • Borel P
  • Richling E
  • Hoffmann L
  • Bohn T.

Bioaccessibility of phytoene and phytofluene is superior to other carotenoids from selected fruit and vegetable juices.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
August 15, 2017
2017 Aug. Food Chem.229:304-311. Epub 2017 Feb 20.
  • Mapelli-Brahm P
  • Corte-Real J
  • Melendez-Martinez AJ
  • Bohn T.

Correlation between in vitro and in vivo data on food digestion. What can we predict with static in vitro digestion models?

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
June 14, 2017
2017 Jun. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr.1-23. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Bohn T
  • Carriere F
  • Day L
  • Deglaire A
  • Egger L
  • Freitas D
  • Golding M
  • Le Feunteun S
  • Macierzanka A
  • Menard O
  • Miralles B
  • Moscovici A
  • Portmann R
  • Recio I
  • Remond D
  • Sante-Lhoutelier V
  • Wooster TJ
  • Lesmes U
  • Mackie AR
  • Dupont D.
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