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

Interaction of divalent minerals with liposoluble nutrients and phytochemicals during digestion and influences on their bioavailability - a review.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Research Unit
June 30, 2018
2018 Jun. Food Chem.252:285-293.
  • Corte-Real J
  • Bohn T.

Santé publique au Grand-Duché: naissance de la Luxembourg Public Health Association.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
  • HIV Clinical and Translational Research
March 01, 2018
2018 Mar. Semper Luxembourg.(100):8-9.
  • Chioti A
  • Fond Harmant L
  • Bohn T
  • Devaux C
  • De Rekeneire N
  • Muller A
  • Schmit JC.

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.
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