Cornelia Weikert

Summary

Affiliation: German Institute of Human Nutrition
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Liver enzymes and stroke risk in middle-aged German adults
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 228:508-14. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Lifetime and baseline alcohol intake and risk of cancer of the upper aero-digestive tract in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study
    Cornelia Weikert
    German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Int J Cancer 125:406-12. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Plasma resistin levels and risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, Nuthetal, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:2647-53. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Plasma fetuin-a levels and the risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Nuthetal, Germany
    Circulation 118:2555-62. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Presence of gallstones or kidney stones and risk of type 2 diabetes
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, D 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 171:447-54. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint B vitamin plasma levels and the risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack in a German cohort
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, D 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Stroke 38:2912-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of relative and attributable risk of myocardial infarction and stroke according to C-reactive protein and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels
    Tobias Pischon
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE, Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558, Nuthetal, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:429-38. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Joint effects of risk factors for stroke and transient ischemic attack in a German population: the EPIC Potsdam Study
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558, Nuthetal, Germany
    J Neurol 254:315-21. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Potentially modifiable classic risk factors and their impact on incident myocardial infarction: results from the EPIC-Potsdam study
    Christin Heidemann
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:65-71. 2007
  10. pmc Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein -164 T > C gene polymorphism and risk of cardiovascular disease: results from the EPIC-Potsdam case-cohort study
    Romina di Giuseppe
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    BMC Med Genet 14:19. 2013

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Liver enzymes and stroke risk in middle-aged German adults
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 228:508-14. 2013
    ..To investigate the association between the liver enzymes γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and (alanine aminotransferase) ALT and risk of stroke, its subtypes including TIA as well as fatal and non-fatal events...
  2. doi request reprint Lifetime and baseline alcohol intake and risk of cancer of the upper aero-digestive tract in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study
    Cornelia Weikert
    German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Int J Cancer 125:406-12. 2009
    ..045). The strong dose-response relation for lifetime alcohol use underscores that alcohol is an important risk factor of SCC of the upper aero-digestive tract throughout life...
  3. doi request reprint Plasma resistin levels and risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, Nuthetal, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:2647-53. 2008
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  4. doi request reprint Plasma fetuin-a levels and the risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Nuthetal, Germany
    Circulation 118:2555-62. 2008
    ..Circulating fetuin-A levels are elevated in humans with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, conditions that are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease...
  5. doi request reprint Presence of gallstones or kidney stones and risk of type 2 diabetes
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, D 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 171:447-54. 2010
    ..86, 1.27). These findings suggest that gallstones, but not kidney stones, may predict the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, providing physicians with an interventional opportunity to implement adequate prevention measures...
  6. ncbi request reprint B vitamin plasma levels and the risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack in a German cohort
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, D 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Stroke 38:2912-8. 2007
    ..We investigated the individual and combined effects of plasma folate, vitamin B12, and pyridoxal 5-phosphate (PLP) levels on the risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) in a large, prospective German cohort...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of relative and attributable risk of myocardial infarction and stroke according to C-reactive protein and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels
    Tobias Pischon
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE, Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558, Nuthetal, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:429-38. 2007
    ..Consideration of LDL-C beyond smoking, diabetes and hypertension may increase the PAF of MI slightly more than CRP. In contrast, consideration of CRP but not of LDL-C may increase the PAF of stroke beyond these factors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Joint effects of risk factors for stroke and transient ischemic attack in a German population: the EPIC Potsdam Study
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558, Nuthetal, Germany
    J Neurol 254:315-21. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess single and joint effects of risk factors on the incidence of stroke and TIA and to compare their magnitudes in a large population-based German cohort...
  9. ncbi request reprint Potentially modifiable classic risk factors and their impact on incident myocardial infarction: results from the EPIC-Potsdam study
    Christin Heidemann
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:65-71. 2007
    ..Prospective data on the importance of established risk factors for myocardial infarction in Germany are sparse...
  10. pmc Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein -164 T > C gene polymorphism and risk of cardiovascular disease: results from the EPIC-Potsdam case-cohort study
    Romina di Giuseppe
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    BMC Med Genet 14:19. 2013
    ..Therefore, we have tested the hypothesis that the rare allele of the -164T > C polymorphism in MTTP alters the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), depending on the cholesterol levels...
  11. doi request reprint Plasma gamma-glutamyltransferase, cysteinyl-glycine, and oxidized low-density lipoprotein: a pathway associated with myocardial infarction risk?
    Dagmar Drogan
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 30:2053-8. 2010
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  12. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of folate equivalents and risk of myocardial infarction in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)--Potsdam study
    Dagmar Drogan
    German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Department of Epidemiology, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, D 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Public Health Nutr 9:465-71. 2006
    ..To assess the relationship between intake of dietary folate equivalents and risk of myocardial infarction in a German cohort...
  13. doi request reprint Identification of a dietary pattern characterized by high-fat food choices associated with increased risk of breast cancer: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study
    Mandy Schulz
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbrucke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, Nuthetal 14558, Germany
    Br J Nutr 100:942-6. 2008
    ..Given that the food pattern was high in all fatty acid fractions, we found evidence for total dietary fat rather than for specific fatty acids to be associated with breast cancer risk...
  14. pmc Heterogeneity of the Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) gene and metabolic risk factors in the EPIC-Potsdam study
    María Arregui
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e48338. 2012
    ..Thus, variants of the gene encoding SCD1 (SCD1) could potentially modify metabolic risk factors, but few human studies have addressed this question...
  15. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and risk of renal cell carcinoma in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition
    Steffen Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 167:438-46. 2008
    ..These results support the hypothesis that hypertension, rather than its medications, increases the risk of RCC in both sexes, while effective blood pressure control may lower the risk...
  16. doi request reprint Association of AHSG gene polymorphisms with fetuin-A plasma levels and cardiovascular diseases in the EPIC-Potsdam study
    Eva Fisher
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2:607-13. 2009
    ..The goal of our study was to prospectively investigate the potential causal nature of the association between fetuin-A levels and myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic stroke by applying a Mendelian randomization approach...
  17. ncbi request reprint Intake of vegetables, legumes, and fruit, and risk for all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality in a European diabetic population
    Ute Nöthlings
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, 14558 Germany
    J Nutr 138:775-81. 2008
    ....
  18. pmc Alcohol consumption, genetic variants in alcohol deydrogenases, and risk of cardiovascular diseases: a prospective study and meta-analysis
    Dagmar Drogan
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e32176. 2012
    ..Second, to quantitatively summarize available evidence of prospective studies on polymorphisms in ADH1B and ADH1C and CVD-risk...
  19. pmc Dietary pattern, inflammation, and incidence of type 2 diabetes in women
    Matthias B Schulze
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:675-84; quiz 714-5. 2005
    ..Inflammation is considered a key mechanism leading to type 2 diabetes, but dietary exposures that lead to inflammation and diabetes are largely unknown...
  20. doi request reprint Gamma-glutamyltransferase, cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals with diabetes mellitus
    Diewertje Sluik
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 28:284-8. 2012
    ..We investigated the association between GGT, CVD and mortality in individuals with diabetes mellitus...
  21. doi request reprint Significant associations of the rs2943634 (2q36.3) genetic polymorphism with adiponectin, high density lipoprotein cholesterol and ischemic stroke
    María Arregui
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE, Potsdam Rehbruecke, 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Gene 494:190-5. 2012
    ..Our goal was to investigate its relation with myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic stroke (IS), as well as with 12 intermediate risk phenotypes, in a population-based prospective cohort study...
  22. ncbi request reprint A food pattern predicting prospective weight change is associated with risk of fatal but not with nonfatal cardiovascular disease
    Dagmar Drogan
    German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Department of Epidemiology, Nuthetal, 14558 Germany
    J Nutr 137:1961-7. 2007
    ..05). These findings from a large German cohort indicate that a food pattern predicting prospective weight change may be associated with the risk of fatal CVD...
  23. doi request reprint Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and its genetic determinants in relation to incident type 2 diabetes: a prospective case-cohort study
    Brian Buijsse
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558, Nuthetal, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:743-52. 2013
    ..08) in the entire study sample and 1.06 (0.93-1.21) in the sub-sample with 25(OH)D<45 nmol/L. This latter finding casts doubt on a strong causal association of 25(OH)D with T2D, but further research in large-scale consortia is needed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Estimating the proportion of disease due to classes of sufficient causes
    Kurt Hoffmann
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbrucke, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 163:76-83. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the statistical method described in the paper may be beneficial for quantifying the importance of different sufficient causes and for improving the efficiency of public health programs...
  25. doi request reprint Reliability of plasma fibroblast growth factor 23 as risk biomarker in epidemiological studies measured over a four-month period
    Romina di Giuseppe
    German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Department of Epidemiology, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Ann Clin Biochem 49:542-5. 2012
    ..However, it is crucial to first evaluate the reproducibility (reliability) of plasma FGF-23 concentrations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Within-subject variation of plasma resistin levels over a 1-year period
    Cornelia Weikert
    German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Clin Chem Lab Med 45:899-902. 2007
    ..Resistin, a recently discovered hormone, is purportedly involved in metabolic and inflammatory processes in humans and may thus be an important marker to assess disease risk in large-scale epidemiological studies...
  27. doi request reprint Chocolate consumption in relation to blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease in German adults
    Brian Buijsse
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE Potsdam Rehbrucke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Eur Heart J 31:1616-23. 2010
    ..To investigate the association of chocolate consumption with measured blood pressure (BP) and the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  28. ncbi request reprint L-FABP T94A is associated with fasting triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol in women
    Eva Fisher
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Arthur Scheunert Allee 114 116, 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
    Mol Genet Metab 91:278-84. 2007
    ..These results support previous findings in fenofibrate-treated individuals and thereby provide some additional indication of the functional relevance of the FABP1 T94A SNP in hepatic fatty acid and lipid metabolism in humans...
  29. doi request reprint Erythrocyte membrane phospholipid fatty acids, desaturase activity, and dietary fatty acids in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study
    Janine Kröger
    Department of Molecular Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:127-42. 2011
    ..The long-term role of fatty acids (FAs) in the cause of diabetes remains largely unclear...
  30. doi request reprint Vitamin E and risk of cardiovascular diseases: a review of epidemiologic and clinical trial studies
    Zorabel Cordero
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 50:420-40. 2010
    ..The paper provides a detailed discussion about design, quality and limitations of these studies with regard to the evidence of the hypothesized relationship between vitamin E and cardiovascular diseases...
  31. ncbi request reprint A homocysteine metabolism-related dietary pattern and the risk of coronary heart disease in two independent German study populations
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam Rehbrucke, Germany
    J Nutr 135:1981-8. 2005
    ....
  32. pmc Association of sleep duration with chronic diseases in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam study
    Anne von Ruesten
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e30972. 2012
    ..In view of the reduced number of hours devoted to sleep in modern western societies the question arises what effects might result from sleep duration on occurrence of chronic diseases...
  33. ncbi request reprint The relation between dietary protein, calcium and bone health in women: results from the EPIC-Potsdam cohort
    Cornelia Weikert
    Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:312-8. 2005
    ..The role of dietary protein in bone health is controversial. The objective of the present study was to examine the association between protein intake, dietary calcium, and bone structure measured by broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA)...
  34. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption and the risk for prostate cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
    Sabine Rohrmann
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology C020, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1282-7. 2008
    ..No statistically significant association was observed for alcohol intake from specific alcoholic beverages. Our results indicate no association between the consumption of alcohol and prostate cancer in this cohort of European men...
  35. ncbi request reprint EPIC-Heart: the cardiovascular component of a prospective study of nutritional, lifestyle and biological factors in 520,000 middle-aged participants from 10 European countries
    John Danesh
    EPIC Heart Secretariat, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:129-41. 2007
    ..Subsequent analyses will extend this approach to non-fatal cardiovascular outcomes and to further dietary, biochemical and genetic factors...
  36. ncbi request reprint The association of gastric cancer risk with plasma folate, cobalamin, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphisms in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
    Stein Emil Vollset
    LOCUS for Homocysteine and Related Vitamins, Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2416-24. 2007
    ..However, we observed increased gastric cancer risk at low cobalamin levels that was most likely due to compromised cobalamin status in atrophic gastritis preceding gastric cancer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Variations in plasma phytoestrogen concentrations in European adults
    Petra H M Peeters
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 137:1294-300. 2007
    ..Despite the fact that plasma concentrations of phytoestrogens in Europe were low compared with Asian populations, they varied substantially among subjects from the 16 different regions...
  38. ncbi request reprint Plasma pyridoxal-5-phosphate and future risk of myocardial infarction in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Potsdam cohort
    Jutta Dierkes
    Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:214-20. 2007
    ..Retrospective studies indicate that low concentrations of plasma pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP) are associated with cardiovascular events; however, few prospective studies of this issue have been conducted...
  39. ncbi request reprint Association analyses of GIP and GIPR polymorphisms with traits of the metabolic syndrome
    Inke Nitz
    Department of Molecular Nutrition, Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
    Mol Nutr Food Res 51:1046-52. 2007
    ..03). In conclusion, we identified a common splice site mutation (rs2291726) of the GIP gene which results in a truncated protein and provide preliminary evidence for an association of the heterozygous GIPR Glu354Gln genotype with CVD...
  40. ncbi request reprint CagA+ Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer risk in the EPIC-EURGAST study
    Domenico Palli
    Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Scientific Institute of Tuscany, Florence, Italy
    Int J Cancer 120:859-67. 2007
    ..This association was limited to distal GC, while serologically defined SCAG was strongly associated with cardia GC, thus suggesting a divergent risk pattern for these 2 sites...
  41. ncbi request reprint Consumption and portion sizes of tree nuts, peanuts and seeds in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohorts from 10 European countries
    Mazda Jenab
    Nutrition and Hormones Group, IARC WHO, Lyon, France
    Br J Nutr 96:S12-23. 2006
    ..5 v. 23.1 g/d, P<0.01) and peanuts (46.1 v. 35.1 g/d, P<0.01) per day than women. These data may be useful in devising research initiatives and health policy strategies based on the intake of this food group...
  42. ncbi request reprint Low plasma pyridoxal-5'phosphate and cardiovascular disease risk in women: results from the Coronary Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis in Women Study
    Jutta Dierkes
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:725-7; author reply 727-8. 2005