Stig Andersen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Age discrimination in osteoporosis screening-Data from the Aalborg University Hospital Record for Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (AURORA)
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark Electronic address
    Maturitas 77:330-5. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin D status in North Greenland is influenced by diet and season: indicators of dermal 25-hydroxy vitamin D production north of the Arctic Circle
    Stig Andersen
    Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 42D 1, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Br J Nutr 110:50-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Vitamin D status in Greenland is influenced by diet and ethnicity: a population-based survey in an Arctic society in transition
    Stig Andersen
    Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 42D, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Br J Nutr 109:928-35. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Thyroid hyperactivity with high thyroglobulin in serum despite sufficient iodine intake in chronic cold adaptation in an Arctic Inuit hunter population
    Stig Andersen
    Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 42D, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Eur J Endocrinol 166:433-40. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Iodine deficiency influences thyroid autoimmunity in old age--a comparative population-based study
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
    Maturitas 71:39-43. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Naturally occurring iodine in humic substances in drinking water in Denmark is bioavailable and determines population iodine intake
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Life Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Br J Nutr 99:319-25. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Reliability of studies of iodine intake and recommendations for number of samples in groups and in individuals
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Arhus University Hosiptal, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Br J Nutr 99:813-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Frequent left ventricular hypertrophy independent of blood pressure in 1851 pre-western Inuit
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Queen Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
    Atherosclerosis 216:484-8. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Variations in urinary iodine excretion and thyroid function. A 1-year study in healthy men
    S Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Reberbansgade, DK 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Eur J Endocrinol 144:461-5. 2001
  10. doi request reprint Speciation of iodine in high iodine groundwater in china associated with goitre and hypothyroidism
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Arhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Biol Trace Elem Res 128:95-103. 2009

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Age discrimination in osteoporosis screening-Data from the Aalborg University Hospital Record for Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (AURORA)
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark Electronic address
    Maturitas 77:330-5. 2014
    ..Old age carries a markedly increased risk of osteoporotic fractures with subsequent disability, dependency and premature death. Timely detection and treatment reduces fracture risk and particular attention should be drawn to age...
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin D status in North Greenland is influenced by diet and season: indicators of dermal 25-hydroxy vitamin D production north of the Arctic Circle
    Stig Andersen
    Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 42D 1, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Br J Nutr 110:50-7. 2013
    ..We conclude that the season influenced vitamin D status in Arctic populations beyond diet, ethnicity and vitamin intake. This suggests dermal 25OHD production at a high latitude of 70°N...
  3. doi request reprint Vitamin D status in Greenland is influenced by diet and ethnicity: a population-based survey in an Arctic society in transition
    Stig Andersen
    Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 42D, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Br J Nutr 109:928-35. 2013
    ..The risk of plasma 25(OH)D deficiency in Arctic populations rises with the dietary transition of societies in Greenland. Vitamin D intake and plasma 25(OH)D status should be monitored...
  4. doi request reprint Thyroid hyperactivity with high thyroglobulin in serum despite sufficient iodine intake in chronic cold adaptation in an Arctic Inuit hunter population
    Stig Andersen
    Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 42D, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Eur J Endocrinol 166:433-40. 2012
    ..This led us to evaluate the impact of chronic cold exposure on thyroid activity and thyroid hormones in serum in Arctic residents...
  5. doi request reprint Iodine deficiency influences thyroid autoimmunity in old age--a comparative population-based study
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
    Maturitas 71:39-43. 2012
    ..To assess thyroid autoimmunity among elderly people living in an area with low iodine intake compared to the sustained recommended iodine intake from a natural source, and to estimate the importance of migration...
  6. ncbi request reprint Naturally occurring iodine in humic substances in drinking water in Denmark is bioavailable and determines population iodine intake
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Life Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Br J Nutr 99:319-25. 2008
    ..The fraction available suggests an importance of drinking water supply for population iodine intake, although this may not be adequate to estimate population iodine intake...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reliability of studies of iodine intake and recommendations for number of samples in groups and in individuals
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Arhus University Hosiptal, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Br J Nutr 99:813-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, estimating population iodine excretion requires 100-500 spot urine samples for each group or subgroup. Less than ten urine samples in an individual may be misleading...
  8. doi request reprint Frequent left ventricular hypertrophy independent of blood pressure in 1851 pre-western Inuit
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Queen Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
    Atherosclerosis 216:484-8. 2011
    ..Pre-western Inuit had frequent signs of LVH in ECG predominantly in the 3rd decade while a low occurrence of ischemic heart disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Variations in urinary iodine excretion and thyroid function. A 1-year study in healthy men
    S Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Reberbansgade, DK 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Eur J Endocrinol 144:461-5. 2001
    ..g. 25 microg/l, may suggest iodine deficiency in part of the population. However, urinary iodine varies considerably from day to day and the fraction of low samples caused by dispersion remains unsettled...
  10. doi request reprint Speciation of iodine in high iodine groundwater in china associated with goitre and hypothyroidism
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Arhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Biol Trace Elem Res 128:95-103. 2009
    ..High iodine intake from iodine-rich water suggests the cause of endemic goitre and hypothyroidism in some areas in China being iodine...
  11. doi request reprint More hypothyroidism and less hyperthyroidism with sufficient iodine nutrition compared to mild iodine deficiency--a comparative population-based study of older people
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Hobrovej 18 22, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Maturitas 64:126-31. 2009
    ..To assess the occurrence of thyroid disorders and autoimmunity in a geriatric population with long-standing recommended iodine intake of natural origin compared to mild iodine deficiency...
  12. ncbi request reprint Geographical clustering and maintained health in individuals harbouring the mutation for Greenland familial cholestasis: A population-based study
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Medicine, Queen Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland, Denmark
    Scand J Gastroenterol 41:445-50. 2006
    ..The disease is relatively common among Inuit in East Greenland. The aim of the study was to assess the carrier frequency and the possible impact on health in populations in East Greenland...
  13. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in bone mineral density between inuit and Caucasians in north Greenland are caused by differences in body size
    Stig Andersen
    Ilulissat Hospital, Ilulissat, Greenland
    J Clin Densitom 8:409-14. 2005
    ..001) disappeared when adjusted for weight (p = 0.30). No difference was found in forearm BMD. In conclusion, pDXA is feasible and reliable in rural Greenland. Ethnic differences in BMD are small and may reflect differences in body size...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in iodine excretion in 50-69-y-old denizens of an Arctic society in transition and iodine excretion as a biomarker of the frequency of consumption of traditional Inuit foods
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:656-63. 2005
    ..Iodine intake in Greenland has been hypothesized to exceed 10 times the recommended amount. The transition from a traditional Arctic society may change the iodine intake, but no field studies have been performed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Narrow individual variations in serum T(4) and T(3) in normal subjects: a clue to the understanding of subclinical thyroid disease
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark DK 9000
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:1068-72. 2002
    ..For the same degree of thyroid function abnormality, the diagnosis depends to a considerable extent on the position of the patient's normal set point for T(4) and T(3) within the laboratory reference range...
  16. ncbi request reprint Iodine in drinking water in Denmark is bound in humic substances
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Eur J Endocrinol 147:663-70. 2002
    ..We have previously found that iodine in drinking water is related to iodine excretion but whether iodine is present as iodide or bound in other molecules remains unknown...
  17. ncbi request reprint Iodine content of traditional Greenlandic food items and tap water in East and West Greenland
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 61:332-40. 2002
    ..However, no measurements have been performed to determine the iodine content of Greenlandic food items, drinking water, and beverages available in East and West Greenland...
  18. ncbi request reprint Biologic variation is important for interpretation of thyroid function tests
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, University Hospital Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark
    Thyroid 13:1069-78. 2003
    ..The clinical importance of such small abnormalities in thyroid function in small children and pregnant women for brain development remains to be elucidated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry in Arctic field studies
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Arhus University Hospital, Reberbansgade, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:280-3. 2004
    ..Bone mineral density (BMD) is a measure of bone strength. Data on BMD in present-day Inuit are limited, and data on circumpolar populations using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA scanning) are lacking...
  20. ncbi request reprint Gender diversity in developing overweight over 35 years of Westernization in an Inuit hunter cohort and ethno-specific body mass index for evaluation of body-weight abnormalities
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Medicine, Queen Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
    Eur J Endocrinol 151:735-40. 2004
    ..To establish an Inuit body mass index (BMI) norm from a healthy, not malnourished, pure Inuit population and to investigate the development of overweight in the Inuit in Greenland...
  21. ncbi request reprint Body proportions in healthy adult Inuit in East Greenland in 1963
    Stig Andersen
    Department of Medicine, Queen Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
    Int J Circumpolar Health 63:73-6. 2004
    ..It is important to know the starting point when describing changes in Inuit in transition...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Iodine fortification of salt and thyroid disease in Denmark]
    Peter Laurberg
    Medicinsk endokrinologisk afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital, Aalborg Sygehus, Hobrovej, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Ugeskr Laeger 173:3264-70. 2011
    ..The DanThyr monitoring has shown a transient increase in hyperthyroidism followed by a decrease, and goitre is becoming less common. Hypothyroidism has become more common, and this has to be followed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prevention of autoimmune hypothyroidism by modifying iodine intake and the use of tobacco and alcohol is manoeuvring between Scylla and Charybdis
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Hormones (Athens) 12:30-8. 2013
    ....
  24. doi request reprint HBeAg and not genotypes predicts viral load in patients with hepatitis B in Denmark: a nationwide cohort study
    Henrik Krarup
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Section of Molecular Diagnostics, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Scand J Gastroenterol 46:1484-91. 2011
    ..To explore the influence of HBV genotype on viral load in patients with HBV infection, and to investigate the relation to gender, age and country of origin or antibodies against hepatitis Be antigen (anti-HBe)...
  25. doi request reprint Variation in thyroid function tests in patients with stable untreated subclinical hypothyroidism
    Jesper Karmisholt
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Thyroid 18:303-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to describe intra-individual variation in thyroid function in patients with stable, untreated subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) compared to euthyroid individuals to assess the importance of monitoring SCH patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Humic substances in drinking water and the epidemiology of thyroid disease
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, University Hospital Aalborg, Denmark
    Biofactors 19:145-53. 2003
    ..The effect of humic substances in drinking water on the epidemiology of thyroid disease probably depends on the source of aquifer sediments...
  27. pmc Incidence and clinical presentation of moderate to severe graves' orbitopathy in a Danish population before and after iodine fortification of salt
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, DK 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:2325-32. 2012
    ..Population-based data on the incidence and clinical presentation of moderate to severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO) are scarce, and virtually nothing is known on the effect of an iodization program on the incidence and presentation of GO...
  28. doi request reprint Analytical goals for thyroid function tests when monitoring patients with untreated subclinical hypothyroidism
    Jesper Karmisholt
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 70:264-8. 2010
    ....
  29. doi request reprint The TSH upper reference limit: where are we at?
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Postbox 365, DK 9100 Aalborg, Denmark
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 7:232-9. 2011
    ..Moreover, the current evidence on lowering or increasing the upper limit of the TSH reference interval is reviewed and the need to individualize levothyroxine treatment in patients with elevated TSH levels is discussed...
  30. doi request reprint Screening for overt thyroid disease in early pregnancy may be preferable to searching for small aberrations in thyroid function tests
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 79:297-304. 2013
    ..Screening and therapy for overt thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy may be indicated, rather than focusing on identifying and treating small aberrations in thyroid function tests...
  31. doi request reprint Sustained control of Graves' hyperthyroidism during long-term low-dose antithyroid drug therapy of patients with severe Graves' orbitopathy
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Thyroid 21:951-6. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of prolonged low-dose ATD therapy for attaining stable euthyroidism in patients with severe Graves' orbitopathy and hyperthyroidism...
  32. doi request reprint Iodine intake as a determinant of thyroid disorders in populations
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, DK 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 24:13-27. 2010
    ..Monitoring and adjusting of iodine intake in a population is an important part of preventive medicine...
  33. pmc Clinical risk factors for osteoporosis are common among elderly people in Nuuk, Greenland
    Anna Jakobsen
    Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Int J Circumpolar Health 72:19596. 2013
    ..Osteoporosis is a debilitating condition characterized by fractures, pain and premature death. Risk factors for osteoporosis predict the risk of fragility fractures...
  34. doi request reprint Low occurrence of ischemic heart disease among Inuit around 1963 suggested from ECG among 1851 East Greenland Inuit
    Marie Kjaergaard
    Department of Internal Medicine, Queen Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
    Atherosclerosis 203:599-603. 2009
    ..The cardiovascular risk profile among Inuit has changed over the past four decades with the introduction of a western life style. An unaltered prevalence of coronary heart disease has been proposed, but no pre-westernisation data exist...
  35. doi request reprint Weight loss after therapy of hypothyroidism is mainly caused by excretion of excess body water associated with myxoedema
    Jesper Karmisholt
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:E99-103. 2011
    ..Physical activity contributes to the total daily energy expenditure, and changes in physical activity might contribute to hypothyroid-associated weight changes...
  36. doi request reprint Variation in thyroid function in subclinical hypothyroidism: importance of clinical follow-up and therapy
    Jesper Karmisholt
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Eur J Endocrinol 164:317-23. 2011
    ..Lastly, we discuss how differences in the monitoring procedure influence the diagnostic outcome, and we suggest a follow-up approach for untreated subclinical hypothyroid patients...
  37. doi request reprint Interval between tests and thyroxine estimation method influence outcome of monitoring of subclinical hypothyroidism
    Jesper Karmisholt
    Department of Medical Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:1634-40. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Hypothyroidism in the elderly: pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, DK 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Drugs Aging 22:23-38. 2005
    ..In elderly patients on replacement therapy, care should include estimation of serum TSH level once or twice a year, with small dosage adjustments of levothyroxine sodium to keep serum TSH level within the normal range...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevention of autoimmune hypothyroidism by modifying iodine intake and the use of tobacco and alcohol is manoeuvring between Scylla and Charybdis
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg
    Hormones (Athens) 12:30-8. 2013
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Population-based comparative epidemiological survey of hepatitis B, D, and C among Inuit migrated to Denmark and in high endemic Greenland
    Karsten Fleischer Rex
    Department of Internal Medicine, Queen Ingrid s Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
    Scand J Gastroenterol 47:692-701. 2012
    ..However, the relation of HBV to migration to low endemic areas is unknown, as it is for hepatitis D and C, and details on the influence of delta virus at a population level are lacking...
  41. doi request reprint Benign course of long-standing hepatitis B virus infection among Greenland Inuit?
    Henrik Bygum Krarup
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Scand J Gastroenterol 43:334-43. 2008
    ..The role of the virus subtype is controversial. The purpose of this study was to characterize HBV infection in detail and its impact on general health, body-build and liver biochemistry...
  42. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity influences BMI as evaluated from reported serum lipid values in Inuit and non-Inuit: raised upper limit of BMI in Inuit?
    Paneeraq Noahsen
    Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
    Ethn Dis 23:77-82. 2013
    ..To identify thresholds of BMI at which similar levels of serum lipids occur in Inuit and in non-Inuit as the impact of obesity on metabolic risk factors differ in Inuit compared to other ethnic groups...
  43. doi request reprint Recommended number of participants in iodine nutrition studies is similar before and after an iodine fortification programme
    Jesper Karmisholt
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, 9000, Aalborg, Denmark
    Eur J Nutr 53:487-92. 2014
    ..The number of samples needed in such monitoring depends on the variation in UIC. However, it is not known if variation in UIC differs according to iodine levels...
  44. ncbi request reprint Thiocyanate in food and iodine in milk: from domestic animal feeding to improved understanding of cretinism
    Peter Laurberg
    Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Thyroid 12:897-902. 2002
    ..It can be speculated that a low-iodine content of mother's milk because of inhibition of NIS in the mammary gland may be one factor of importance for development of myxedematous cretinism...