Peter Bjerregaard

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Publications

  1. pmc The best of two worlds: how the Greenland Board of Nutrition has handled conflicting evidence about diet and health
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 71:18588. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Sex ratios in the Arctic--do man-made chemicals matter?
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Hum Biol 24:165-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint How well does social variation mirror secular change in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a country in transition?
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Hum Biol 23:774-9. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Giving birth in Greenland: secular change in acceptance of hospital deliveries
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 69:480-5. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk amongst migrant and non-migrant Greenland Inuit in a gender perspective
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 35:380-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle modifies obesity-associated risk of cardiovascular disease in a genetically homogeneous population
    Marit E Jørgensen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:29-36. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Suicide--a challenge in modern Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Center for Health Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arch Suicide Res 10:209-20. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Indigenous health in the Arctic: an overview of the circumpolar Inuit population
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 32:390-5. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Changing living conditions, life style and health
    Tine Curtis
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:442-50. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the association between westernization and metabolic risk among Greenland Inuit
    Marit Eika Jørgensen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, Copenhagen, 1399, Denmark
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:741-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc The best of two worlds: how the Greenland Board of Nutrition has handled conflicting evidence about diet and health
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 71:18588. 2012
    ..As the consumption of traditional food becomes less prominent and as the consumption of food rich in empty calories increases, the guidelines are continuously revised and updated...
  2. doi request reprint Sex ratios in the Arctic--do man-made chemicals matter?
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Hum Biol 24:165-9. 2012
    ..The rationale for this was claims in news media that, in the Arctic, sex ratios have become reduced due to exposure to anthropogenic contaminants in the environment...
  3. doi request reprint How well does social variation mirror secular change in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a country in transition?
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Hum Biol 23:774-9. 2011
    ..To permit analyses at the individual level, we propose a categorization of participants in a cross-sectional study according to their relative position in the process of social change...
  4. ncbi request reprint Giving birth in Greenland: secular change in acceptance of hospital deliveries
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 69:480-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the policies for delivery in a historical context and to analyse the response of the general population to the question of what is the preferred place of delivery...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk amongst migrant and non-migrant Greenland Inuit in a gender perspective
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 35:380-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of the present study was to analyse the association of migration from Greenland to Denmark with cardiovascular risk factors in a gender-specific perspective...
  6. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle modifies obesity-associated risk of cardiovascular disease in a genetically homogeneous population
    Marit E Jørgensen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:29-36. 2006
    ..Whether such differences in obesity-related risk factors exist within population groups of the same genetic origin but with differences in lifestyle remains to be determined...
  7. ncbi request reprint Suicide--a challenge in modern Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Center for Health Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arch Suicide Res 10:209-20. 2006
    ..There is a definite correlation with several aspects of the modernization process but it is hard to pinpoint causal relationships. It is rather the "modernization package" that should be regarded as risk factors for suicides...
  8. ncbi request reprint Indigenous health in the Arctic: an overview of the circumpolar Inuit population
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 32:390-5. 2004
    ..Lifestyle changes, social change, and changes in society and the environment are major determinants of health among the Inuit...
  9. ncbi request reprint Changing living conditions, life style and health
    Tine Curtis
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:442-50. 2005
    ..Psychosocial stress is reflected in problems such as alcohol abuse, violence and suicide, and these factors have been shown in studies on migration and transitions in health to be connected to changes in lifestyle and living conditions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the association between westernization and metabolic risk among Greenland Inuit
    Marit Eika Jørgensen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, Copenhagen, 1399, Denmark
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:741-8. 2006
    ..The aim was to analyze metabolic risk factors among Inuit in Greenland and Denmark and their relation to westernization...
  11. doi request reprint Exposure to persistent organic pollutants and risk of hypertension among Inuit from Greenland
    Beatriz Valera
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Environ Res 122:65-73. 2013
    ..Epidemiological and experimental studies have reported significant associations between POPs and increased blood pressure (BP) in populations with different degrees of exposure...
  12. pmc The association between blood pressure and whole blood methylmercury in a cross-sectional study among Inuit in Greenland
    Anni Brit Sternhagen Nielsen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Environ Health 11:44. 2012
    ..We examined the relation between whole blood mercury and blood pressure (BP) in Inuit in Greenland...
  13. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure among the Inuit (Eskimo) populations in the Arctic
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Svanemollevej 25, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 31:92-9. 2003
    ..This study compared the blood pressure among the major Inuit population groups with other populations and examined the associations with factors like age, gender, obesity and smoking...
  14. doi request reprint Physical activity patterns in Greenland: a country in transition
    Inger K Dahl-Petersen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 39:678-86. 2011
    ..To examine differences in physical activity patterns among Inuit in Greenland in relation to social transition. The Inuit in Greenland are an indigenous population in the circumpolar north who are experiencing rapid social transition...
  15. ncbi request reprint Can we compare violence data across countries?
    Vanita Sundaram
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:389-96. 2004
    ..The paper aims to explore what knowledge can be obtained about violence through population-based data and additionally, through inter-country comparisons of violence data...
  16. pmc Assessment of consumption of marine food in Greenland by a food frequency questionnaire and biomarkers
    Charlotte Jeppesen
    The National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 71:18361. 2012
    ..We studied the association and agreement between questionnaire data and biomarkers of marine food among Greenland Inuit...
  17. ncbi request reprint Inuit dietary patterns in modern Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, DK 1353 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 69:13-24. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of markers of coronary heart disease among Greenland Inuit
    Marit Eika Jørgensen
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Atherosclerosis 196:772-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of markers of CHD among Greenland Inuit, and to study associations between markers of CHD and behavioral and biological variables...
  19. ncbi request reprint Violence, sexual abuse and health in Greenland
    Tine Curtis
    National Institute of Public Health, Section for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 61:110-22. 2002
    ..It is possible to secure a reasonably high response rate in a general health survey that includes questions on violence and sexual abuse...
  20. pmc Lead sources in human diet in Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1496-8. 2004
    ..01). Blood lead was not associated with dietary exposure to other local or imported food items...
  21. pmc Global health-a circumpolar perspective
    Susan Chatwood
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 102:1246-9. 2012
    ..As the Arctic gains prominence as a sentinel of global issues such as climate change, the health of circumpolar populations should be part of the global health discourse and policy development...
  22. ncbi request reprint Low incidence of cardiovascular disease among the Inuit--what is the evidence?
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Division for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Svanemøllevej 25 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Atherosclerosis 166:351-7. 2003
    ..The scientific evidence for this is weak and rests on early clinical evidence and uncertain mortality statistics...
  23. ncbi request reprint Common mental disorders among patients in primary health care in Greenland
    Inge Lynge
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:377-83. 2004
    ..There are many indications that mental health in Greenland is endangered and needs more attention...
  24. ncbi request reprint Urbanization, migration and alcohol use in a population of Greenland Inuit
    Marie Henriette Madsen
    National Institute of Public Health, Centre for Alcohol Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:234-45. 2005
    ..To analyse the effects of migration and urbanisation on alcohol intake among a population of Greenland Inuit...
  25. doi request reprint Consumption of traditional food and adherence to nutrition recommendations in Greenland
    Charlotte Jeppesen
    Centre of Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Public Health 40:475-81. 2012
    ..The purpose was to study the composition of the Inuit diet, to assess the adherence to nutritional recommendations among the Inuit in Greenland, and to discuss the potential role of traditional food in improving dietary quality...
  26. ncbi request reprint Studying health in Greenland: obligations and challenges
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Dept for Research in Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 62:5-16. 2003
    ..Health news are regularly reported to international and local congresses and to the scientific journals...
  27. ncbi request reprint Experiences from three community health promotion projects in Greenland
    Tine Curtis
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:260-8. 2005
    ..Based on project reports and other written material, this paper describes experiences from the three projects and discusses the implications of the differences in project design and organization for potential outcomes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of public health research in Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:214-20. 2004
    ..The results have been widely used by politicians, administrators, and health care professionals...
  29. doi request reprint The association of n-3 fatty acids with serum High Density Cholesterol (HDL) is modulated by sex but not by Inuit ancestry
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, DK 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Atherosclerosis 226:281-5. 2013
    ..To explore the association between dietary n-3 fatty acids and serum lipids in a population with a high intake of marine food. Specifically to test interaction with sex and ethnicity...
  30. doi request reprint Validity of the international physical activity questionnaire in the arctic
    Inger Katrine Dahl-Petersen
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:728-36. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to compare IPAQ-L estimates with combined accelerometry and heart rate monitoring (ACC + HR) in a population-based study of adult Inuit in Greenland...
  31. doi request reprint Population surveys in Greenland 1993-2009: temporal trend of PCBs and pesticides in the general Inuit population by age and urbanisation
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Centre for Health Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Sci Total Environ 454:283-8. 2013
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  32. doi request reprint A common Greenlandic Inuit BRCA1 RING domain founder mutation
    Thomas V O Hansen
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 115:69-76. 2009
    ..Provided screening is efficient, about 5% of breast- and 13% of ovarian cancers, respectively, may be prevented...
  33. ncbi request reprint Public health research and practice in Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:210-1. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint Cultural change and mental health in Greenland: the association of childhood conditions, language, and urbanization with mental health and suicidal thoughts among the Inuit of Greenland
    Peter Bjerregaard
    Section for Research in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Soc Sci Med 54:33-48. 2002
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  35. pmc Harmful alcohol use and frequent use of marijuana among lifetime problem gamblers and the prevalence of cross-addictive behaviour among Greenland Inuit: evidence from the cross-sectional Inuit Health in Transition Greenland survey 2006-2010
    Christina Viskum Lytken Larsen
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 72:19551. 2013
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  36. doi request reprint Prevalence of obesity among Inuit in Greenland and temporal trend by social position
    Peter Bjerregaard
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Hum Biol 25:335-40. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study was to analyze the temporal trend of obesity among Inuit in Greenland during 1993-2010 according to sex and relative social position...