Project Publications

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I.Family publications are linked on this page and sorted according to the primary content.



Articles and publications from the I.Family Project:



Cohort Profile: The transition from childhood to adolescence in European children-how I.Family extends the IDEFICS cohort. Ahrens W, Siani A, Adan R, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Gwozdz W, Hebestreit A, Hunsberger M, Kaprio J, Krogh V, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Page A, Picó C, Reisch L, Smith RM, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Williams G, Pohlabeln H, Pigeot I; I.Family consortium. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Dec 31. pii: dyw317. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyw317. [Epub ahead of print]

Prevention of childhood obesity: Results from the IDEFICS study. Obesity Reviews, Volume 16, Issue Supplement S2. View at: Supplement contents page download here




Dietary patterns of European children and their parents in association with family food environment: Results from the I.Family study. Hebestreit A, Intemann T, Siani A, De Henauw D, Eiben G, Kourides YA, Kovacs E, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Krogh V, Pala V, Bogl LH, Hunsberger M, Börnhorst C and Pigeot I, on behalf of the I.Family Consortium. Nutrients 2017, 9, 126; doi:10.3390/nu9020126. View full text at:

Fat, sugar and water intakes among families from the IDEFICS intervention and control groups: first observations from I.Family. Arvidsson L, Bogl LH, Eiben G, Hebestreit A, Nagy P, Tornaritis M, Moreno LA, Siani A, Veidebaum T, De Henauw S, Lissner L; IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Obes Rev. 2015 Dec;16 Suppl 2:127-37. doi: 10.1111/obr.12325

Clustering of unhealthy food around German schools and its influence on dietary behavior in school children: a pilot study. Buck C, Börnhorst C, Pohlabeln H, Huybrechts I, Pala V, Reisch L, Pigeot I; IDEFICS the I Family consortia. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2013 May 24;10:65. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-65. Available at:

Usual energy and macronutrient intakes in 2-9-year-old European children. Börnhorst C, Huybrechts I, Hebestreit A, Krogh V, De Decker A, Barba G, Moreno LA, Lissner L, Tornaritis M, Loit HM, Molnár D, Pigeot I; IDEFICS and the I.Family consortia. International Journal of Obesity (Lond). 2014 Sep;38 Suppl 2:S115-23. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2014.142. Available at:




Potential selection effects when estimating associations between the infancy peak or adiposity rebound and later body mass index in children. Börnhorst C, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Molnar D, Lissner L, Regber S, Reisch L, De Decker A, Moreno L, Ahrens W, and Pigeot I. Int J Obes 2016 (in press)

Associations of Whole Blood n-3 and n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids with Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents -Results from the IDEFICS/I.Family Cohort. Wolters M, Pala V, Russo P, Risé P, Moreno LA, De Henauw S, Mehlig K, Veidebaum T, Molnár D, Tornaritis M, Galli C, Ahrens W, Börnhorst C; IDEFICS and I.Family consortia PLoS One. 2016 Nov 2;11(11):e0165981. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165981

Circulating microRNAs are deregulated in overweight/obese children: preliminary results of the I.Family study. Iacomino G, Russo P, Stillitano I, Lauria F, Marena P, Ahrens W, De Luca P, Siani A. Genes & Nutrition, 2016 March ; *11*:7. doi: 10.1186/s12263-016-0525-3

TAS1R3 and UCN2 Transcript Levels in Blood Cells Are Associated With Sugary and Fatty Food Consumption in Children. Priego T, Sánchez J, Picó C, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Kourides Y, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Palou A; IDEFICS and the I.Family consortia. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 Sep;100(9):3556-64. doi: 10.1210/JC.2015-1976. Epub 2015 Jul 13. View abstract at: 




Developmental differences in the brain response to unhealthy food cues: an fMRI study of children and adults. Van Meer F, van der Laan LN, Charbonnier L, Viergever MA, Adan RA, and Smeets P; on behalf of the I.Family Consortium Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Nov; doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.137240



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