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Andreas Nilsson

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303553

Room: G2106

Andreas Nilsson

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About Andreas Nilsson

Physical activity epidemiology, focusing on the influence of physical activity behaviors throughout the life course on health outcomes including biomarkers for inflammation and metabolic health. A particular attention is paid to the role of physical activity in the prevention of age-related decline in physical function. In this respect, exploring the role of dietary habits alongside physical activity behaviors is an integral part of the research.

Member of the research group MIPA (Metabolism, Inflammation and Physical Activity).

Teaching:Exercise physiology, physical activity epidemiology, research methods and biostatistics.

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Articles in journals

Bergens, O. , Nilsson, A. & Kadi, F. (2019). Cardiorespiratory Fitness Does Not Offset Adiposity-Related Systemic Inflammation in Physically Active Older Women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Nilsson, A. , Santoro, A. , Franceschi, C. & Kadi, F. (2019). Detrimental links between physical inactivity, metabolic risk and N-glycomic biomarkers of aging. Experimental Gerontology, 124.
Edholm, P. , Nilsson, A. & Kadi, F. (2019). Physical function in older adults: Impacts of past and present physical activity behaviors. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 29 (3), 415-421.
Nilsson, A. , Bergens, O. & Kadi, F. (2018). Physical Activity Alters Inflammation in Older Adults by Different Intensity Levels. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50 (7), 1502-1507.
Montiel Rojas, D. , Nilsson, A. , Ponsot, E. , Brummer, R. J. , Fairweather-Tait, S. , Jennings, A. , de Groot, L. C. P. G. M. , Berendsen, A. & et al. (2018). Short Telomere Length Is Related to Limitations in Physical Function in Elderly European Adults. Frontiers in Physiology, 9.
Kadi, F. , Nilsson, A. , Wåhlin-Larsson, B. & Bergens, O. (2017). Chronic Systemic Inflammation, Physical Activity and Skeletal Muscle in Elderly. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49 (5), 234-234.
Nilsson, A. , Wåhlin-Larsson, B. & Kadi, F. (2017). Physical Activity and not Sedentary Time Influence on Metabolic Risk in Older Community-dwelling Women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49 (5), 789-789.
Hosford-Donovan, A. , Nilsson, A. , Wåhlin-Larsson, B. & Kadi, F. (2016). Observational and mechanistic links between C-reactive protein and blood pressure in elderly women. Maturitas, 89, 52-57.
Strandberg, E. , Edholm, P. , Ponsot, E. , Wåhlin-Larsson, B. , Hellmén, E. , Nilsson, A. , Engfeldt, P. , Cederholm, T. & et al. (2015). Influence of combined resistance training and healthy diet on muscle mass in healthy elderly women: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of applied physiology, 119 (8), 918-925.
Nilsson, A. , Anderssen, S. A. , Andersen, L. B. , Froberg, K. , Riddoch, C. , Sardinha, L. B. & Ekelund, U. (2009). Between- and within-day variability in physical activity and inactivity in 9- and 15-year-old European children. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 19 (1), 10-18.
Nilsson, A. , Andersen, L. B. , Ommundsen, Y. , Froberg, K. , Sardinha, L. B. , Piehl-Aulin, K. & Ekelund, U. (2009). Correlates of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary time in children: a cross-sectional study (The European Youth Heart Study). BMC Public Health, 9.
Nilsson, A. , Brage, S. , Riddoch, C. , Anderssen, S. A. , Sardinha, L. B. , Wedderkopp, N. , Andersen, L. B. & Ekelund, U. (2008). Comparison of equations for predicting energy expenditure from accelerometer counts in children. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 18 (5), 643-650.
Yngve, A. , Nilsson, A. , Sjoström, M. & Ekelund, U. (2003). Effect of monitor placement and of activity setting on the MTI accelerometer output. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35 (2), 320-326.
Poortvliet, E. , Yngve, A. , Ekelund, U. , Hurtig-Wennlöf, A. , Nilsson, A. , Hagströmer, M. & Sjöström, M. (2003). The European Youth Heart Survey (EYHS): an international study that addresses the multi-dimensional issues of CVD risk factors. Forum of nutrition, 56, 254-256.
Nilsson, A. , Ekelund, U. , Yngve, A. & Sjöström, M. (2002). Assessing physical activity among children with accelerometers using different time sampling intervals and placements. Pediatric Exercise Science, 14 (1), 87-96.
Ekelund, U. , Poortvliet, E. , Yngve, A. , Hurtig-Wennlöf, A. , Nilsson, A. & Sjöström, M. (2001). Heart rate as an indicator of the intensity of physical activity in human adolescents. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 85 (3-4), 244-249.
Ekelund, U. , Sjöström, M. , Yngve, A. , Poortvliet, E. , Nilsson, A. , Fröberg, K. , Wedderkopp, N. & Westerterp, K. (2001). Physical activity assessed by activity monitor and doubly labeled water in children. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 33 (2), 275-281.
Ekelund, U. , Poortvliet, E. , Nilsson, A. , Yngve, A. , Holmberg, A. & Sjöström, M. (2001). Physical activity in relation to aerobic fitness and body fat in 14- to 15-year-old boys and girls. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 85 (3-4), 195-201.
Ekelund, U. , Sjöström, M. , Yngve, A. & Nilsson, A. (2000). Total daily energy expenditure and pattern of physical activity measured by minute-by-minute heart rate monitoring in 14-15 year old Swedish adolescents. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 54 (3), 195-202.

Conference papers

Sjöström, M. , Yngve, A. , Poortvliet, E. , Ekelund, U. , Hurtig-Wennlöf, A. , Nilsson, A. & Hagströmer, M. (2003). Adolescent nutrition: a multidimensional challenge. In: I. Elmadfa, E. Anklam, J. König, Modern aspects of nutrition present knowledge and future perspectives. Paper presented at 17th International Congress of Nutrition, Vienna, 2001 (pp. 253-254).

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Nilsson, A. (2008). Physical activity assessed by accelerometry in children. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitet.