• Duration of breastfeeding, age at introduction of complementary foods and allergy-related diseases: a prospective cohort study 

      Ekelund, Louise; Gloppen, Inga; Øien, Torbjørn; Simpson, Melanie Rae (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Background The influences of breastfeeding and infant diet in the prevention of allergy-related diseases are uncertain and many of the studies conducted on the topic are limited by methodological challenges. Our aim was ...
    • Early eczema and the risk of childhood asthma: a prospective, population-based study 

      Saunes, Marit; Øien, Torbjørn; Dotterud, Christian Kvikne; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Storrø, Ola; Holmen, Turid Lingaas; Johnsen, Roar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Background Severe eczema in young children is associated with an increased risk of developing asthma and rhino-conjunctivitis. In the general population, however, most cases of eczema are mild to moderate. In an unselected ...
    • Early gut fungal and bacterial microbiota and childhood growth 

      Schei, Kasper; Simpson, Melanie Rae; Avershina, Ekaterina; Rudi, Knut; Øien, Torbjørn; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Underhill, David; Salamati, Saideh; Ødegård, Rønnaug (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Introduction: Childhood growth is a sensitive marker of health. Animal studies show increased height and weight velocity in the presence of fungal as well as antibiotic supplement in feed. Human studies on early gut ...