Hilde Kristin Brekke

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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1046 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Nutrition

Academic interests

  • Post partum weight reduction
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Metabolic effects of lactation
  • Body composition
  • Maternal and child nutrition


After defending her thesis in the area of diabetes prevention in 2004, Brekke was responsible for publishing nutrition data in a large cohort study in Sweden, ABIS, in collaboration with Linköping university. From 2007 she was project coordinator and main supervisor for two PhD students in two randomized, controlled trials evaluating effects of postpartum weight loss at university of Gothenburg, Sweden. Brekke was during 2011-14 a VINNMER fellow and has received funding from VINNOVA, Sweden, for her collaboration with Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS), Cornell University, USA for the project “Obesity and cardiovascular disease in women after childbearing”. Brekke spent the academic year of 2009/2010 as well as 17 mo during 2011-14 at DNS as visiting researcher. Since 2015, Brekke has been senior lecturer/associate professor/professor at the Dept of Nutrition, University of Oslo.


Award for Innovation in Bachelor and Master Education

Positions held


Professor (since Sept 15, 2016) / Senior lecturer at Institute of Basic Medical Sciences Department of Nutrition, Division of Clinical Nutrition, University of Oslo, Norway


Position as researcher at Dept of Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy at The University of Gothenburg. Substitute senior lecturer 25-50% during Aug 2010-June 2011 and Jan-May 2015.



  • Cornell university, USA
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • University of Linköping, Sweden
  • University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
  • Oslo University Hospital, Norway
  • Chalmers university, Gothenburg, Sweden


  • Klingberg, Sofia; Brekke, Hilde Kristin; Winkvist, Anna; Engström, G.; Hedblad, B & Drake, Isabel (2017). Parity, weight change, and maternal risk of cardiovascular events. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  ISSN 0002-9378.  216(2), s 172.e1- 172.e15 . doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.09.105
  • Bärebring, Linnea; Brembeck, Petra; Löf, Marie; Brekke, Hilde Kristin; Winkvist, Anna & Augustin, Hanna (2016). Food intake and gestational weight gain in Swedish women.. SpringerPlus.  ISSN 2193-1801.  29(5), s 377
  • Ellegård, Lasse; Bertz, F; Winkvist, A; Bosaeus, I & Brekke, Hilde Kristin (2016). Body composition in overweight and obese women postpartum: Bioimpedance methods validated by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and doubly labeled water. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  ISSN 0954-3007.  70(10), s 1181- 1188 . doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.50
  • Fredriksson, E; Brekke, Hilde Kristin & Ellegård, Lars (2016). Dietary intake in Swedish medical students during 2007-2012.. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.  ISSN 1403-4948.  44(1), s 77- 83
  • Granfors, Maria; Augustin, Hanna; Ludvigsson, Johnny & Brekke, Hilde Kristin (2016). No association between use of multivitamin supplement containing vitamin D during pregnancy and risk of Type 1 Diabetes in the child.. Pediatric Diabetes.  ISSN 1399-543X.  17(7), s 525- 530
  • Huseinovic, Ena; Bertz, Fredrik; Agelii, Monica Leu; Johansson, Else Hellebo; Winkvist, Anna & Brekke, Hilde Kristin (2016). Effectiveness of a weight loss intervention in postpartum women: Results from a randomized controlled trial in primary health care. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  ISSN 0002-9165.  104(2), s 362- 370 . doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.135673
  • Huseinovic, Ena; Winkvist, Anna; Bertz, Fredrik; Hellebö Johansson, Else & Brekke, Hilde Kristin (2016). Dietary assessment among women with overweight and obesity in early postpartum.. Journal of human nutrition and dietetics (Print).  ISSN 0952-3871.  29(4), s 411- 417
  • Jonsson, Karin; Barman, Malin; Moberg, S; Sjöberg, Agneta; Brekke, Hilde Kristin; Hasselmar, B; Sandberg, Ann Sofie & Wold, A E (2016). Serum fatty acids in infants, reflecting family fish consumption, were inversely associated with allergy development but not related to farm residence.. Acta Paediatrica.  ISSN 0803-5253.  105(12), s 1462- 1471 . doi: 10.1111/apa.13592
  • Jonsson, Karin; Barman, Malin; Moberg, S; Sjöberg, Agneta; Brekke, Hilde Kristin; Hesselmar, B; Johansen, S; Wold, AE & Sandberg, Ann Sofie (2016). Fat intake and breast milk fatty acid composition in farming and nonfarming women and allergy development in the offspring.. Pediatric Research.  ISSN 0031-3998.  79, s 114- 123
  • Jönsson, Karin; Green, My; Barman, Malin; Sjöberg, Agneta; Brekke, Hilde Kristin; Wold, Agnes E & Sandberg, Ann-Sofie (2016). Diet in 1-year-old farm and control children and allergy development: Results from the FARMFLORA birth cohort. Food & Nutrition Research.  ISSN 1654-6628.  60 . doi: 10.3402/fnr.v60.32721
  • Klingberg, Sofia; Ludvigsson, Johnny & Brekke, Hilde Kristin (2016). Introduction of complementary foods in Sweeden and impact of maternal education on feeding practices. Public Health Nutrition.  ISSN 1368-9800.  s 5- 9
  • Lignell, Sanna; Winkvist, Anna; Bertz, Fredrik; Rasmussen, Kathleen M.; Glynn, Anders; Aune, Marie & Brekke, Hilde Kristin (2016). Environmental organic pollutants in human milk before and after weight loss. Chemosphere.  ISSN 0045-6535.  159, s 96- 102 . doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.05.077

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