Torsten Bohn


Nutrition is an important life-style factor associated with health, well-being, and diseases. For example, the consumption of various micronutrients and secondary plant compounds within fruits and vegetables has been associated with the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancer. Together with internal partners (e.g. CIEC) and external collaborators (EU Cost Actions) we strive to study the relation of micronutrient/secondary plant compound intake, their digestion and bioavailability, and their relation to markers of health and disease such as inflammation and oxidative stress, also looking for novel biomarkers (e.g. via proteomics, genomics).  We also host the Int J Vit Nutr Res.

Research projects

  •  Bioavailability of phytochemicals (carotenoids)

  • Relation of micronutrients and phytochemicals and chronic diseases

  • Metabolism of carotenoid and polyphenols

  • Digestion of micronutrients and secondary plant compounds

  • Diet and health

Featured Publications

Recent Progress in Discovering the Role of Carotenoids and Their Metabolites in Prostatic Physiology and Pathology with a Focus on Prostate Cancer—A Review—Part I: Molecular Mechanisms of Carotenoid Action.

  • NutriHealth
April 10, 2021
2021 Apr. Antioxidants.10(4):585.
  • Dulińska-Litewka J
  • Sharoni Y
  • Hałubiec P
  • Łazarczyk A
  • Szafrański O
  • McCubrey JA
  • Gąsiorkiewicz B
  • Laidler P
  • Bohn T.

From carotenoid intake to carotenoid blood and tissue concentrations - implications for dietary intake recommendations.

  • NutriHealth
April 07, 2021
2021 Apr. Nutr Rev.79(5):544-573.
  • Bohm V
  • Lietz G
  • Olmedilla-Alonso B
  • Phelan D
  • Reboul E
  • Banati D
  • Borel P
  • Corte-Real J
  • de Lera AR
  • Desmarchelier C
  • Dulinska-Litewka J
  • Landrier JF
  • Milisav I
  • Nolan J
  • Porrini M
  • Riso P
  • Roob JM
  • Valanou E
  • Wawrzyniak A
  • Winklhofer-Roob BM
  • Ruhl R
  • Bohn T.

The link between microglia and the severity of COVID-19: the 'two-hit' hypothesis.

  • NutriHealth
March 31, 2021
2021 Mar. J Med Virol. Online ahead of print.
  • Bouayed J
  • Bohn T.
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