Anja Olsen


Affiliation: Danish Cancer Society
Country: Denmark


  1. Wu H, Kyrø C, Tjønneland A, Boll K, Olsen A, Overvad K, et al. Long-Term Whole Grain Wheat and Rye Intake Reflected by Adipose Tissue Alkylresorcinols and Breast Cancer: A Case-Cohort Study. Nutrients. 2019;11: pubmed publisher
    ..Similar results were obtained with the FFQ data. Based on these data, further investigation of the role of specific grain types in reducing or increasing breast cancer risk, and their overall impact on health, is warranted. ..
  2. Kalledsøe L, Dragsted L, Hansen L, Kyrø C, Grønbæk H, Tjønneland A, et al. The insulin-like growth factor family and breast cancer prognosis: A prospective cohort study among postmenopausal women in Denmark. Growth Horm IGF Res. 2019;44:33-42 pubmed publisher
    ..However, it is possible that the role of the IGF family in the etiology of the 5-10 year BC prognosis is different from that of longer-term BC prognosis. ..
  3. Hansen L, Tjønneland A, Køster B, Brot C, Andersen R, Cohen A, et al. Vitamin D Status and Seasonal Variation among Danish Children and Adults: A Descriptive Study. Nutrients. 2018;10: pubmed publisher
    ..Seasonal variation was thus found to be substantial, and bi-seasonal measurements are vital in order to capture the sizable fluctuations in vitamin D status in this Nordic population. ..
  4. Olsen A, Landberg R, Aman P, Kamal Eldin A, Christensen J, Johnsen N, et al. Plasma levels of alkylresorcinols and incidence of endometrial cancer. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2010;19:73-7 pubmed publisher
    ..No association was found, but more studies are warranted to further explore AR as a marker of whole-grain exposure in relation to cancer and other disease endpoints. ..
  5. Outzen M, Tjønneland A, Larsen E, Andersen K, Christensen J, Overvad K, et al. The effect on selenium concentrations of a randomized intervention with fish and mussels in a population with relatively low habitual dietary selenium intake. Nutrients. 2015;7:608-24 pubmed publisher
    ..2, 19.7) for whole blood selenium, and 7.0 ng/mL (95% CI: 3.1, 10.9) for plasma SelP (Weeks 0-26). Selenium concentrations were significantly increased after 26 weeks of intervention, albeit to a lower degree than expected. ..
  6. Bhoo Pathy N, Peeters P, Uiterwaal C, Bueno de Mesquita H, Bulgiba A, Bech B, et al. Coffee and tea consumption and risk of pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort study. Breast Cancer Res. 2015;17:15 pubmed publisher
    ..Higher caffeinated coffee intake may be associated with lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Decaffeinated coffee intake does not seem to be associated with breast cancer. ..
  7. Lacoppidan S, Kyrø C, Loft S, Helnæs A, Christensen J, Hansen C, et al. Adherence to a Healthy Nordic Food Index Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Type-2 Diabetes--The Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Cohort Study. Nutrients. 2015;7:8633-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Adherence to a healthy Nordic food index was found to be inversely associated with risk of T2D, suggesting that regional diets other than the Mediterranean may also be recommended for prevention of T2D. ..
  8. Olsen A, Autrup H, Sørensen M, Overvad K, Tjønneland A. Polymorphisms of glutathione S-transferase A1 and O1 and breast cancer among postmenopausal Danish women. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2008;17:225-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The finding of a higher risk with this genotype is in accordance with the only previous study. Further research is needed to confirm the finding. ..
  9. Olsen A, Christensen J, Outzen M, Olesen P, Frandsen H, Overvad K, et al. Pre-diagnostic acrylamide exposure and survival after breast cancer among postmenopausal Danish women. Toxicology. 2012;296:67-72 pubmed publisher
    ..69)). In conclusion, the present study indicates that pre-diagnostic exposure to acrylamide may be related to mortality among breast cancer patients and that this may especially concern the most endocrine related type of breast cancer...

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  1. Hellmann S, Njor S, Lynge E, von Euler Chelpin M, Olsen A, Tjønneland A, et al. Body mass index and participation in organized mammographic screening: a prospective cohort study. BMC Cancer. 2015;15:294 pubmed publisher
    ..Effect of BMI on mammographic screening participation was not significantly modified by HT, previous screening participation, or morbidities. ..
  2. Tikk K, Sookthai D, Fortner R, Johnson T, Rinaldi S, Romieu I, et al. Circulating prolactin and in situ breast cancer risk in the European EPIC cohort: a case-control study. Breast Cancer Res. 2015;17:49 pubmed publisher
    ..15; Phet=0.07). Our data extends prior research linking prolactin and invasive breast cancer to the outcome of in situ breast tumours and shows that higher circulating prolactin is associated with increased risk of in situ breast cancer. ..
  3. Merritt M, Riboli E, Murphy N, Kadi M, Tjønneland A, Olsen A, et al. Reproductive factors and risk of mortality in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition; a cohort study. BMC Med. 2015;13:252 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings may contribute to the development of improved strategies to promote better long-term health in women. ..
  4. Bakken T, Braaten T, Olsen A, Kyrø C, Lund E, Skeie G. Consumption of Whole-Grain Bread and Risk of Colorectal Cancer among Norwegian Women (the NOWAC Study). Nutrients. 2016;8: pubmed publisher
    ..72-1.09) for the high consumption group and 0.86 (95% CI: 0.72-1.02) for the medium consumption group in a multivariable model. Overall, no association between whole-grain bread consumption and CRC was found. ..
  5. Hansen L, Tjønneland A, Køster B, Brot C, Andersen R, Lundqvist M, et al. Sun Exposure Guidelines and Serum Vitamin D Status in Denmark: The StatusD Study. Nutrients. 2016;8: pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, adherence to the sun exposure guidelines on shade and protective clothing was associated with lower vitamin D status among Danish adults, but not children. ..