Magritt Brustad


Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology

Job description

Magritt Brustad is a professor in Nutritional Epidemiology and serves as the leader of the study programs for the Bachelor's in Nutrition and Master's in Clinical Nutrition at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UIT. She organizes and oversees the daily operations and ongoing development of these programs while representing them in relevant local (UIT) and national forums. In addition to supervising Ph.D. students, she engages with students at the Master's and Bachelor levels.

 

Her research focuses on nutritional epidemiology, primarily drawing from large population-based epidemiological studies such as the Norwegian Women and Cancer study, the SAMINOR study, and the European Investigation into Nutrition and Cancer (EPIC). Magritt has also initiated various thematic data collections and projects. Her primary area of interest lies in vitamin D and health, conducting research based on her own data collections and data from large population studies. Additionally, Magritt leads projects on oral health in collaboration with the Public Dental Service Competence Centre of Northern Norway, where she holds an adjunct appointment.


  • Natalia Petrenya, Magritt Brustad, Laila A. Hopstok, Gro Eirin Holde, Birgitta Jönsson :
    Empirically derived dietary patterns in relation to periodontitis and number of teeth among Norwegian adults
    Public Health Nutrition (PHN) 2024 DOI
  • Mercedes Gil-Lespinard, Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Jazmín Castañeda, Daniel Guiñón-Fort, Anne Kirstine Eriksen, Anne Tjønneland et al.:
    Plasma Concentration of 36 (Poly)phenols and Prospective Body Weight Change in Participants from the EPIC Cohort
    Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2024 DOI
  • Elise Marlen Paulsen, Karin Charlotta Maria Rylander, Magritt Brustad, Torill Miriam Enget Jensen :
    Pre-diagnostic intake of vitamin D and incidence of colorectal cancer by anatomical subsites: the Norwegian Women and Cancer Cohort Study (NOWAC)
    British Journal of Nutrition 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jazmin Castañeda, Mercedes Gil-Lespinard, Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Fjorida Llaha, Jesús-Humberto Gómez, Nicola Bondonno et al.:
    Association between classes and subclasses of polyphenol intake and 5-year body weight changes in the EPIC-PANACEA study
    Obesity 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Magritt Brustad, Haakon Eduard Meyer :
    Vitamin D – a scoping review for Nordic nutrition recommendations 2023
    Food & Nutrition Research (FNR) 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Tammy Y. N. Tong, Robert Michael Clarke, Julie A. Schmidt, Inge Huybrechts, Urwah Noor, Nita G. Forouhi et al.:
    Dietary amino acids and risk of stroke subtypes: a prospective analysis of 356,000 participants in seven European countries
    European Journal of Nutrition 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Iris W.A. Boot, Anke Wesselius, Evan Y.W. Yu, Emily White, Magritt Brustad, Chloé Marques et al.:
    Dietary vitamin D intake and the bladder cancer risk: A pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies
    Clinical Nutrition 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Liesel Claeys, Sarah De Saeger, Ghislaine Scelo, Carine Biessy, Corinne Casagrande, Genevieve Nicolas et al.:
    Mycotoxin Exposure and Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk: An Association Study in the EPIC European Cohort
    Nutrients 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Giovanni Allaoui, Charlotta Rylander, Ole Martin Fuskevåg, Maria Averina, Tom Wilsgaard, Magritt Brustad et al.:
    Longitudinal changes in vitamin D concentrations and the association with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Tromsø Study
    Acta Diabetologica 02. December 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lucie Lécuyer, Nasser Laouali, Laure Dossus, Nitin Shivappa, James R. Hébert, Antonio Agudo et al.:
    Inflammatory potential of the diet and association with risk of differentiated thyroid cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort
    European Journal of Nutrition 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mayén Ana-Lucia, Elom K. Aglago, Viktoria Knaze, Reynalda Cordova, Casper G. Schalkwijk, Karl-Heinz Wagner et al.:
    Dietary intake of advanced glycation endproducts and risk of hepatobiliary cancers: A multinational cohort study
    International Journal of Cancer 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ammar Eltayeb Ali Hassan, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Magritt Brustad, Torkjel M Sandanger :
    Concentrations and geographical patterns of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in meat from semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus L.) in Norway
    Science of the Total Environment 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Elom Kouassivi Aglago, Neil Murphy, Inge Huybrechts, Geneviève Nicolas, Corinne Casagrande, Veronika Fedirko et al.:
    Dietary intake and plasma phospholipid concentrations of saturated, monounsaturated and trans fatty acids and colorectal cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort
    International Journal of Cancer 2021 DOI
  • Alicia K Heath, Johanna L Clasen, Nick P Jayanth, Mazda Jenab, Anne Tjønneland, Kristina E N Petersen et al.:
    Soft Drink and Juice Consumption and Renal Cell Carcinoma Incidence and Mortality in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
    Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ann Kristine Sara Bongo, Magritt Brustad, Birgitta Jönsson :
    Caries experience among adults in core Sámi areas of Northern Norway
    Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 19. December 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Elom Kouassivi Aglago, Inge Huybrechts, Neil Murphy, Corinne Casagrande, Geneviève Nicolas, Tobias Pischon et al.:
    Consumption of Fish and Long-chain n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Is Associated With Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer in a Large European Cohort
    Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • David Corley Gibbs, Mingyang Song, Marjorie L. McCullough, Caroline Y. Um, Roberd M. Bostick, Kana Wu et al.:
    Association of circulating Vitamin D with colorectal cancer depends on Vitamin D-binding protein isoforms: A pooled, nested, case-control study
    JNCI Cancer Spectrum 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ann Kristine Sara Bongo, Magritt Brustad, Nils Oscarson, Birgitta Jönsson :
    Periodontal health in an indigenous Sámi population in Northern Norway: A cross-sectional study
    BMC Oral Health 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Natalia Petrenya, Guri Skeie, Marita Melhus, Magritt Brustad :
    No ethnic disparities in nutritional adequacy between the Indigenous Sami and the non-Sami population living in rural Northern Norway—the SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey
    Nutrition Research 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Magritt Brustad, Ann Kristine Sara Bongo, Ketil Lenert Hansen, Tordis A Trovik, Nils Oscarson, Birgitta Jönsson :
    Oral health in the indigenous Sámi population in Norway – the dental health in the North study
    Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 12. September 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Natalia Petrenya, Charlotta Rylander, Magritt Brustad :
    Dietary patterns of adults and their associations with Sami ethnicity, sociodemographic factors, and lifestyle factors in a rural multiethnic population of northern Norway - the SAMINOR 2 clinical survey
    BMC Public Health 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Natalia Petrenya, Christel Lamberg-Allardt, Marita Melhus, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad, Magritt Brustad :
    Vitamin D status in a multi-ethnic population of northern Norway: The SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey
    Public Health Nutrition (PHN) 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Fränzel J.B. van Duijnhoven, Mazda Jenab, Kristian Hveem, Peter D. Siersema, Veronika Fedirko, Eric J. Duell et al.:
    Circulating concentrations of vitamin D in relation to pancreatic cancer risk in European populations
    International Journal of Cancer 2018 DOI
  • Ena Huseinovic, Anna Winkvist, Heinz Freisling, Nadia Slimani, Heiner Boeing, Genevieve Buckland et al.:
    Timing of eating across ten European countries - Results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) calibration study
    Public Health Nutrition (PHN) 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Natalia Petrenya, Guri Skeie, Marita Melhus, Magritt Brustad :
    Food in rural northern Norway in relation to Sami ethnicity: the SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey
    Public Health Nutrition (PHN) 29. May 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kirsti Kvaløy, Marita Melhus, Anne Silviken, Magritt Brustad, Tore Sørlie, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad :
    Disordered eating in Sami and non-Sami Norwegian populations: the SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey.
    Public Health Nutrition (PHN) 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Martine Dalgaard Hansen, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Eldbjørg Sofie Heimstad, Anita Evenset, Alexey A. Dudarev, Arja Rautio et al.:
    The impact of a Nickel-Copper smelter on concentrations of toxic elements in local wild food from the Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian border regions
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Anouar Fanidi, David C. Muller, Øivind Midttun, Per Magne Ueland, Stein Emil Vollset, Caroline Relton et al.:
    Circulating Vitamin D in relation to cancer incidence and survival of the head and neck and oesophagus in the EPIC cohort
    Scientific Reports 2016 FULLTEKST / ARKIV / DOI
  • Solrunn Hansen, Robin Vestergren, Dorte Herzke, Marita Melhus, Anita Evenset, Linda Hanssen et al.:
    Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances through the consumption of fish from lakes affected by aqueous film-forming foam emissions — A combined epidemiological and exposure modeling approach. The SAMINOR 2 Clinical Study
    Environment International 2016 DOI
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Aldri før har så mange nordmenn tatt D-vitamin
    02. January 2024
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Fleire tek D-vitamin
    02. January 2024 DATA
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Eksperter om D-vitamin: − Kan dessverre ha negativ effekt på helsen
    16. October 2023 FULLTEKST
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Riktig bruk av vitamin D – hva bør du vite?
    Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift 2023 FULLTEKST
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Ny studie: D-vitaminmangel kan gi kronisk betennelse
    28. September 2022
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Helsegevinstene som solen gir
    14. May 2022
  • Ann Kristine Sara Bongo, Magritt Brustad, Nils Oscarson, Birgitta Jönsson :
    Erratum: Correction to: Periodontal health in an indigenous Sámi population in Northern Norway: a cross-sectional study (BMC oral health (2020) 20 1 (104))
    BMC Oral Health 2021 DOI
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Eksperter: Farene ved mangel på D-vitamin
    10. November 2021
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Derfor er D-vitamin viktig for kroppen din
    28. October 2020
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Slik sikrer du deg nok D-vitamin
    22. January 2020
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Árbevierut váikkuhit, davvin lea olbmuin eambbo d-vitamiidna
    16. January 2020
  • Magritt Brustad :
    Foskere: Dette vet vi om D-vitamin og covid-19
    26. August 2020
  • Kristin Holvik, Haakon E Meyer, Ahmed Ali Madar, Magritt Brustad :
    Ikke nødvendig med høydosetilskudd av vitamin D
    Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2019 DOI
  • Natalia Petrenya, Christel Lamberg-Allardt, Marita Melhus, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad, Magritt Brustad :
    Vitamin D status in a multiethnic population of Northern Norway – The SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey
    2018
  • Magritt Brustad :
    VITAMANIA - The sense and nonsense of vitamins
    12. August 2018
  • Morten Skandfer, Anje Christina Höper, Magritt Brustad :
    A project to create a new interdisciplinary platform with focus on occupational health in the high north
    2018
  • Ammar E. Ali Hassan, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Magritt Brustad, Torkjel M Sandanger :
    Concentrations and geographical variations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in meat from semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus L.) in mid- and northern Norway
    2017
  • Kirsti Kvaløy, Marita Melhus, Anne Silviken, Magritt Brustad, Tore Sørlie, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad :
    Disordered eating in Sami and non-Sami Norwegian populations: The SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey.
    2017
  • Jon Todal, Else Grete Broderstad, Magritt Brustad, Kevin Johansen, Paul Inge Severeide :
    Sámi logut miuttalit 9 - Cielggaduvvon sámi statistihkka 2016
    2016
  • Jon Todal, Magritt Brustad, Else Grete Broderstad, Kevin Johansen, Paul Inge Severeide :
    Samiske tall forteller 9 - Kommentert samisk statistikk 2016
    2016
  • Magritt Brustad :
    D-vitamin: Å berike eller ikke berike
    09. May 2016

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    Research interests

    Her research focuses on nutritional epidemiology, primarily drawing from large population-based epidemiological studies such as the Norwegian Women and Cancer study, the SAMINOR study, and the European Investigation into Nutrition and Cancer (EPIC). Magritt has also initiated various thematic data collections and projects. Her primary area of interest lies in vitamin D and health, conducting research based on her own data collections and data from large population studies. Additionally, Magritt leads projects on oral health in collaboration with the Public Dental Service Competence Centre of Northern Norway, where she holds an adjunct appointment.

    Her research interests can be listed as follows:

    • Nutritional Epidemiology
    • Nutrition and Cancer
    • Vitamin D in health and diseases
    • Nutrition and health in the Arctic population
    • Nutrition and health in the Sami indigenous population
    • Dental health

    Teaching

    Magritt Brustad is a professor in Nutritional Epidemiology and serves as the leader of the study programs for the Bachelor's in Nutrition and Master's in Clinical Nutrition at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UIT. She organizes and oversees the daily operations and ongoing development of these programs while representing them in relevant local (UIT) and national forums. In addition to supervising Ph.D. students, she engages with students at the Master's and Bachelor levels.