Torsten Bohn

Activities

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

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.
By:
  • Mapelli-Brahm P
  • Corte-Real J
  • Meléndez-Martínez AJ
  • Bohn T.

Metabolic effects of inflammation on vitamin A and carotenoids in humans and animal models.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
March 15, 2017
2017 Mar. Adv Nutr.8(2):197-212.
By:
  • Rubin LP
  • Ross AC
  • Stephensen CB
  • Bohn T
  • Tanumihardjo SA.

Negative effects of divalent mineral cations on the bioaccessibility of carotenoids from plant food matrices and related physical properties of gastro-intestinal fluids.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Scientific Team
February 15, 2017
2017 Feb. Food Funct. [Epub ahead of print].
By:
  • Corte-Real J
  • Bertucci M
  • Soukoulis C
  • Desmarchelier C
  • Borel P
  • Richling E
  • Hoffmann L
  • Bohn T.
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TORSTEN BOHN

PhD

1A-B, rue Thomas Edison
L-1445 Strassen
LUXEMBOURG
Tel. : +352 26 970 394