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

Phytochemicals as modifiers of gut microbial communities.

  • NutriHealth
October 21, 2020
2020 Oct. Food Funct.11(10):8444-8471.
  • Dingeo G
  • Brito A
  • Samouda H
  • Iddir M
  • La Frano MR
  • Bohn T.

Behavioral manipulation—key to the successful global spread of the new coronavirus SARS‐CoV‐2?

  • NutriHealth
August 19, 2020
2020 Aug. J Med Virol. Online ahead of print.
  • Bouayed J
  • Bohn T.

Factors affecting the fate of beta-carotene in the human gastrointestinal tract: A narrative review.

  • NutriHealth
August 12, 2020
2020 Aug. Int J Vitam Nutr Res.1-21. Online ahead of print.
  • Maurya VK
  • Singh J
  • Ranjan V
  • Gothandam KM
  • Bohn T
  • Pareek S.
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