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Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Several studies have found that a high proportion of the population in western countries use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe to what extent CAM is offered in Norwegian and Danish hospitals and investigate possible changes in Norway since 2001. METHODS: A one-page questionnaire was sent to all included hospitals in both countries. The questionnaire was sent to the person responsible for the clinical activity, typically the medical director.

Author(s): 
Salomonsen, Laila J.
Skovgaard, Lasse
la Cour, Søren
Nyborg, Lisbeth
Launsø, Laila
Fønnebø, Vinjar
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychosomatic Research

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study is to estimate the economic consequences of somatization disorder and functional somatic syndromes such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, defined as bodily distress syndrome (BDS), when mindfulness therapy is compared with enhanced treatment as usual. METHODS: A total of 119 BDS patients were randomized to mindfulness therapy or enhanced treatment as usual and compared with 5950 matched controls. Register data were analyzed from 10years before their inclusion to 15-month follow-up.

Author(s): 
Fjorback, Lone Overby
Carstensen, Tina
Arendt, Mikkel
Ornbøl, Eva
Walach, Harald
Rehfeld, Emma
Fink, Per
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Several studies have found that a high proportion of the population in western countries use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe to what extent CAM is offered in Norwegian and Danish hospitals and investigate possible changes in Norway since 2001. METHODS: A one-page questionnaire was sent to all included hospitals in both countries. The questionnaire was sent to the person responsible for the clinical activity, typically the medical director.

Author(s): 
Salomonsen, Laila J.
Skovgaard, Lasse
la Cour, Søren
Nyborg, Lisbeth
Launsø, Laila
Fønnebø, Vinjar
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Several studies have found that a high proportion of the population in western countries use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe to what extent CAM is offered in Norwegian and Danish hospitals and investigate possible changes in Norway since 2001. METHODS: A one-page questionnaire was sent to all included hospitals in both countries. The questionnaire was sent to the person responsible for the clinical activity, typically the medical director.

Author(s): 
Salomonsen, Laila J.
Skovgaard, Lasse
la Cour, Søren
Nyborg, Lisbeth
Launsø, Laila
Fønnebø, Vinjar
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Several studies have found that a high proportion of the population in western countries use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe to what extent CAM is offered in Norwegian and Danish hospitals and investigate possible changes in Norway since 2001. METHODS: A one-page questionnaire was sent to all included hospitals in both countries. The questionnaire was sent to the person responsible for the clinical activity, typically the medical director.

Author(s): 
Salomonsen, Laila J.
Skovgaard, Lasse
la Cour, Søren
Nyborg, Lisbeth
Launsø, Laila
Fønnebø, Vinjar
Publication Title: 
Aging Cell

Centenarians surpass the current human life expectancy with about 20-25 years. However, whether centenarians represent healthy aging still remains an open question. Previous studies have been hampered by a number of methodological shortcomings such as a cross-sectional design and lack of an appropriate control group. In a longitudinal population-based cohort, it was examined whether the centenarian phenotype may be a useful model for healthy aging.

Author(s): 
Engberg, Henriette
Oksuzyan, Anna
Jeune, Bernard
Vaupel, James W.
Christensen, Kaare
Publication Title: 
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

INTRODUCTION: The Danish Twin Registry (DTR) has for more than 50 years been based on surveys and clinical investigations and over the two last decades also on register linkage. Currently these two approaches are merged within Statistics Denmark. RESEARCH TOPICS: Here we report on three major groups of register-based research in the DTR that used the uniqueness of twinning.

Author(s): 
Christensen, Kaare
Kyvik, Kirsten Ohm
Holm, Niels V.
Skytthe, Axel
Publication Title: 
Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental

OBJECTIVE: Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a stable index of chronic glycemic status and hyperglycemia associated with progressive development of insulin resistance and frank diabetes. It is also associated with premature aging and increased mortality. To uncover novel loci for HbA1c that are associated with healthy aging, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using non-diabetic participants in the Long Life Family Study (LLFS), a study with familial clustering of exceptional longevity in the US and Denmark.

Author(s): 
An, Ping
Miljkovic, Iva
Thyagarajan, Bharat
Kraja, Aldi T.
Daw, E. Warwick
Pankow, James S.
Selvin, Elizabeth
Kao, W. H. Linda
Maruthur, Nisa M.
Nalls, Micahel A.
Liu, Yongmei
Harris, Tamara B.
Lee, Joseph H.
Borecki, Ingrid B.
Christensen, Kaare
Eckfeldt, John H.
Mayeux, Richard
Perls, Thomas T.
Newman, Anne B.
Province, Michael A.
Publication Title: 
The British Journal of Nutrition

Mortality statistics from the WHO database covering the period 1960 to 1990 have provided intriguing evidence that something unusual has been affecting in a beneficial way the health of the Mediterranean population. In recent papers, which evaluated the evidence accumulated over the last three decades, it was concluded that the traditional Mediterranean diet meets several important criteria for a healthy diet. Direct evidence in support of the beneficial properties of the Mediterranean diet has also become available.

Author(s): 
Trichopoulou, A.
Vasilopoulou, E.
Publication Title: 
Public Health Nutrition

OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence that the traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with longevity. SETTING: Elderly persons of both genders in Greece, Spain, Denmark and Australia studied by different groups of investigators. METHODS: Adherence to the principles of the Mediterranean diet was operationalised through a score devised a priori, and study participants were followed up until death or the end of the study. Proportional hazard models were used.

Author(s): 
Trichopoulou, Antonia

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