Jerome Nicolas Marius Ruzzin

Academic Interests

Xenobiotics, endocrine disruptors, energy and metabolism, inflammation



  • MED1100 Medisinstudiet Lectures and Problem-Based Learning (PBL)


2013-2019 Principal Investigator. Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway.

2011-2012 Post Doc 2.Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway.

2008-2011 Post Doc 1 National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, Bergen, Norway.

2006-2007 Fellowship. University Hospital Research Center, Quebec, Canada.

2002-2005 Ph.D. “Cellular mechanisms for insulin resistance in skeletal muscles and effects of contraction”. National Institute of Occupational Health and Norwegian University of Sport and Education - Oslo, Norway.

1996-2001 Master in Physiology and Bioenergetics. University Joseph-Fourier - Grenoble, France.





Benoit B, Meugnier E, Castelli M, Chanon S, Vieille-Marchiset A, Durand C, Monternier P-A, Durieux A-C, Freyssenet D, Lefai E, Vidal H, Ruzzin J: Fibroblast growth factor 19 regulates skeletal muscle mass and protects from muscle wasting. Nature Medicine 23:990-996, 2017

Gauthier MS, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Prud'homme D, Karelis AD, Geng D, van Bavel B, Ruzzin J: The Metabolically Healthy But Obese Phenotype Is Associated With Lower Plasma Levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants as Compared to the Metabolically Abnormal Obese Phenotype. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 99:E1061-E1066, 2014

 Ruzzin J, Petersen R, Meugnier E, Madsen L, Lock EJ, Lillefosse H, Ma T, Pesenti S, Sonne SB, Marstrand TT, Malde MK, Du ZY, Chavey C, Fajas L, Lundebye AK, Brand CL, Vidal H, Kristiansen K, Froyland L: Persistent organic pollutant exposure leads to insulin resistance syndrome. Environmental Health Perspectives 118:465-471, 2010

  • Dusanov, Sasa; Svendsen, Mette; Ruzzin, Jerome; Kiviranta, Hannu; Gulseth, Hanne Løvdal; Klemsdal, Tor Ole & Tonstad, Serena (2019). Effect of fatty fish or nut consumption on concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in overweight or obese men and women: A randomized controlled clinical trial. NMCD. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.  ISSN 0939-4753.  30(3), s 448- 458 . doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2019.11.006
  • Dusanov, Sasa; Ruzzin, Jérôme; Kiviranta, Hannu; Klemsdal, Tor Ole; Retterstøl, Lars; Rantakokko, Panu; Airaksinen, Riikka; Djurovic, Srdjan & Tonstad, Serena (2018). Associations between persistent organic pollutants and metabolic syndrome in morbidly obese individuals. NMCD. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.  ISSN 0939-4753.  s 1- 8 . doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2018.03.004
  • Benoit, Berengère; Meugnier, Emmanuelle; Castelli, Martina Galatea; Chanon, Stéphanie; Vieille-Marchiset, Aurélie; Durand, Christine; Bendridi, Nadia; Pesenti, Sandra; Monternier, Pierre-Axel; Durieux, Anne-Cécile; Freyssenet, Damien; Rieusset, Jennifer; Lefai, Etienne; Vidal, Hubert & Ruzzin, Jérôme (2017). Fibroblast growth factor 19 regulates skeletal muscle mass and ameliorates muscle wasting in mice. Nature Medicine.  ISSN 1078-8956.  23(8), s 990- 996 . doi: 10.1038/nm.4363
  • Geng, Dawei; Jogsten, Ingrid Ericson; Dunstan, Jody; Hagberg, Jessika; Wang, Thanh; Ruzzin, Jérôme; Rabasa-Lhoret, Rémi & Bavel, Bert Van (2016). Gas chromatography/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization/mass spectrometry for the analysis of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in human serum. Journal of Chromatography A.  ISSN 0021-9673.  1453, s 88- 98 . doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2016.05.030
  • Gauthier, Marie-Soleil; Rabasa-Lhoret, Rémi Rabasa; Prud'homme, Denis; Karelis, Antony D.; Geng, Dawei; van Bavel, Bert & Ruzzin, Jérôme (2014). The metabolically healthy but obese phenotype is associated with lower plasma levels of persistent organic pollutants as compared to the metabolically abnormal obese phenotype. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  ISSN 0021-972X.  99(6), s E1061- E1066 . doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-3935
  • Ruzzin, Jérôme; Lee, Duk-Hee; Carpenter, David O. & Jacobs, David (2012). Reconsidering metabolic diseases: The impacts of persistent organic pollutants. Atherosclerosis.  ISSN 0021-9150.  224(1), s 1- 3 . doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.02.039
  • Ibrahim, Mohammad Madani; Fjære, Even; Lock, Erik-Jan; Frøyland, Livar; Jessen, Niels; Lund, Sten; Vidalf, Hubert & Ruzzin, Jérôme (2012). Metabolic impacts of high dietary exposure to persistent organic pollutants in mice. Toxicology Letters.  ISSN 0378-4274.  215(1), s 8- 15 . doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2012.09.022
  • Ruzzin, Jérôme (2012). Public health concern behind the exposure to persistent organic pollutants and the risk of metabolic diseases. BMC Public Health.  ISSN 1471-2458.  12 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-298
  • Ibrahim, Mohammad Madani; Fjære, Even; Lock, Erik-Jan; Naville, Danielle; Amlund, Heidi; Meugnier, Emmanuelle; Battistoni, Brigitte Le; Frøyland, Livar; Madsen, Lise; Jessen, Niels; Lund, Sten; Vidal, Hubert & Ruzzin, Jérôme (2011). Chronic Consumption of Farmed Salmon Containing Persistent Organic Pollutants Causes Insulin Resistance and Obesity in Mice. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  6(9), s e25170 . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025170
  • Pilon, Geneviève; Ruzzin, Jérôme; Rioux, Laurie Eve; Lavigne, Charles; White, Philip J.; Frøyland, Livar; Jacques, Hélène; Bryl, Piotr; Beaulieu, Lucie & Marette, André (2011). Differential effects of various fish proteins in altering body weight, adiposity, inflammatory status, and insulin sensitivity in high-fat-fed rats. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental.  ISSN 0026-0495.  60(8), s 1122- 1130 . doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2010.12.005
  • Ruzzin, Jérôme; Petersen, Rasmus; Meugnier, Emmanuelle; Madsen, Lise; LOCK, ERIK-JAN; Lillefosse, Haldis Haukås; Ma, Tao; Pesenti, Sandra; Sonne, Si Brask; Marstrand, Troels Torben; Malde, Marian Kjellevold; DU, ZHEN-YU; Chavey, Carine; Fajas, Lluis; Lundebye-Haldorsen, Anne Katrine; Brand, Christian Lehn; Vidal, Hubert; Kristiansen, Karsten & Frøyland, Livar (2010). Persistent Organic Pollutant Exposure Leads to Insulin Resistance Syndrome. Environmental Health Perspectives.  ISSN 0091-6765.  118(4), s 465- 471 . doi: 10.1289/ehp.0901321

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  • Bolann, Bjørn Johan; Huber, Sandra; Ruzzin, Jérôme; Brox, Jan; Huitfeldt, Henrik & Monsen, Anne Lise Bjørke (2017). Er miljøgifter i norsk kosthold skadelig for barn?. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  137(4), s 295- 297 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0978
  • Bolann, Bjørn Johan; Huber, Sandra; Ruzzin, Jérôme; Brox, Jan; Huitfeldt, Henrik & Monsen, Anne Lise Bjørke (2017). Miljøgifter i kosten handler om mer enn fisk. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  137(14-15), s 973- 974 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0521
  • Heindel, Jerold J.; Vom Saal, Frederick S.; Blumberg, Bruce; Bovolin, Patrizia; Calamandrei, Gemma; Ceresini, Graziano; Cohn, Barbara A.; Fabbri, Elena; Gioiosa, Laura; Kassotis, Christopher; Legler, Juliette; La Merrill, Michele; Rizzir, Laura; Machtinger, Ronit; Mantovani, Alberto; Mendez, Michelle A.; Montanini, Luisa; Molteni, Laura; Nagel, Susan C.; Parmigiani, Stefano; Panzica, Giancarlo; Paterlini, Silvia; Pomatto, Valentina; Ruzzin, Jérôme; Sartor, Giorgio; Schug, Thaddeus T.; Street, Maria E.; Suvorov, Alexander; Volpi, Riccardo; Zoeller, R. Thomas & Palanza, Paola (2015). Parma consensus statement on metabolic disruptors. Environmental health.  ISSN 1476-069X.  14:19 . doi: 10.1186/s12940-015-0042-7
  • Ruzzin, Jérôme; Bethune, Claudette; Goksøyr, Anders; Hylland, Ketil; Lee, Duk Hee; Jacobs, David R & Carpenter, David O (2015). Comment on "Contaminant levels in Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the 13-year period from 1999 to 2011" by Nøstbakken et al.. Environment International.  ISSN 0160-4120.  80, s 98- 99 . doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.01.003
  • Jacobs, David R. Jr.; Ruzzin, Jérôme & Lee, Duk Hee (2014). Environmental pollutants: Downgrading the fish food stock affects chronic disease risk. Journal of Internal Medicine.  ISSN 0954-6820.  276(3), s 240- 242 . doi: 10.1111/joim.12205
  • Ruzzin, Jérôme & Jacobs, David (2012). The secret story of fish: decreasing nutritional value due to pollution?. British Journal of Nutrition.  ISSN 0007-1145.  108(3), s 397- 399 . doi: 10.1017/S0007114512002048

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