Thomas Olsen

Postdoctoral Fellow - Division of Clinical Nutrition
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Phone +47 22851524
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1046 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

Sulphur amino acids, B-vitamins, vitamin A, epidemiology

Courses taught



MSc in human nutrition from the University of Bergen. Relevant work experience includes positions as a nutritional consultant, college level lecturer and guest researcher.


Section of Preventive Cardiology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen

Tags: B-vitamins, homocysteine, sulphur amino acids, epidemiology, vitamin A


  • Dhar, Indu; Siddique, Sumia; Pedersen, Eva Ringdal; Lysne, Vegard; Olsen, Thomas; Nilsen, Dennis W.T.; Nordrehaug, Jan Erik; Midttun, Øivind; Ueland, Per Magne; Tell, Grethe S. & Nygård, Ottar (2020). Lipid parameters and vitamin A modify cardiovascular risk prediction by plasma neopterin Coronary artery disease. Heart.  ISSN 1355-6037. . doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316165
  • Olsen, Thomas; Øvrebø, Bente; Haj-Yasein, Nadia Nabil; Lee-Ødegård, Sindre; Svendsen, Karianne; Hjorth, Marit; Bastani, Nasser Ezzatkhah; Norheim, Frode; Drevon, Christian A.; Refsum, Helga Margaretha & Vinknes, Kathrine (2020). Effects of dietary methionine and cysteine restriction on plasma biomarkers, serum fibroblast growth factor 21, and adipose tissue gene expression in women with overweight or obesity: a double-blind randomized controlled pilot study. Journal of Translational Medicine.  ISSN 1479-5876. . doi: 10.1186/s12967-020-02288-x
  • Svendsen, Karianne; Olsen, Thomas; Rusvik, Tove C. N.; Ulven, Stine Marie; Holven, Kirsten Bjørklund; Retterstøl, Kjetil & Telle-Hansen, Vibeke (2020). Fatty acid profile and estimated desaturase activities in whole blood are associated with metabolic health. Lipids in Health and Disease.  ISSN 1476-511X. . doi: 10.1186/s12944-020-01282-y
  • Koivisto, Anu; Olsen, Thomas; Paur, Ingvild; Paulsen, Gøran; Bastani, Nasser Ezzatkhah; Garthe, Ina; Raastad, Truls; Matthews, Jason; Blomhoff, Rune & Bøhn, Siv Kjølsrud (2019). Effects of antioxidant-rich foods on altitude-induced oxidative stress and inflammation in elite endurance athletes: A randomized controlled trial. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  14(6) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217895 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Lee-Ødegård, Sindre; Olsen, Thomas; Vinknes, Kathrine; Refsum, Helga; Gulseth, Hanne Løvdal; Birkeland, Kåre I. & Drevon, Christian A (2019). Plasma Sulphur-Containing Amino Acids, Physical Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity in Overweight Dysglycemic and Normal Weight Normoglycemic Men. Nutrients.  ISSN 2072-6643.  11(1) . doi: 10.3390/nu11010010 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Olsen, Thomas & Blomhoff, Rune (2019). Retinol, Retinoic Acid, and Retinol-Binding Protein 4 are Differentially Associated with Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Obesity: An Overview of Human Studies. Advances in Nutrition.  ISSN 2161-8313. . doi: 10.1093/advances/nmz131 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Olsen, Thomas; Vinknes, Kathrine; Blomhoff, Rune; Lysne, Vegard; Midttun, Øivind; Dhar, Indu; Ueland, Per Magne; Svingen, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg; Pedersen, Eva Ringdal; Drevon, Christian A; Refsum, Helga & Nygård, Ottar (2019). Creatinine, total cysteine and uric acid are associated with serum retinol in patients with cardiovascular disease. European Journal of Nutrition.  ISSN 1436-6207. . doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-02086-2 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Olsen, Thomas; Vinknes, Kathrine; Svingen, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg; Pedersen, Eva Ringdal; Dhar, Indu; Tell, Grethe S.; Blomhoff, Rune; Ueland, Per Magne; Midttun, Øivind; Refsum, Helga & Nygård, Ottar (2018). The risk association of plasma total homocysteine with acute myocardial infarction is modified by serum vitamin A. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.  ISSN 2047-4873.  25(15), s 1612- 1620 . doi: 10.1177/2047487318788587 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Olsen, Thomas; Øvrebø, Bente; Turner, Cheryl; Bastani, Nasser Ezzatkhah; Refsum, Helga & Vinknes, Kathrine (2018). Combining Dietary Sulfur Amino Acid Restriction with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Intake in Humans: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. Nutrients.  ISSN 2072-6643.  10(12), s 1- 15 . doi: 10.3390/nu10121822 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Olsen, Thomas; Vinknes, Kathrine; Svingen, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg; Pedersen, Eva Ringdal; Tell, Grethe S.; Blomhoff, Rune; Drevon, Christian A; Ueland, Per Magne; Midttun, Øivind; Refsum, Helga & Nygård, Ottar (2017). Cardiovascular disease risk associated with serum apolipoprotein B is modified by serum vitamin A. Atherosclerosis.  ISSN 0021-9150.  (265), s 325- 330 . doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.07.020
  • Strand, Elin; Pedersen, Eva Ringdal; Svingen, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg; Olsen, Thomas; Bjørndal, Bodil; Karlsson, Therese; Dierkes, Jutta; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Mellgren, Gunnar; Tell, Grethe S.; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Svardal, Asbjørn M. & Nygård, Ottar (2017). Serum acylcarnitines and risk of cardiovascular death and acute myocardial infarction in patients with stable angina pectoris. Journal of the American Heart Association.  ISSN 2047-9980.  6:e003620(2), s 1- 28 . doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003620 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Lysne, Vegard; Strand, Elin; Svingen, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg; Bjørndal, Bodil; Pedersen, Eva Ringdal; Midttun, Øivind; Olsen, Thomas; Ueland, Per Magne; Berge, Rolf Kristian & Nygård, Ottar (2016). Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Activation is Associated with Altered Plasma One-Carbon Metabolites and B-Vitamin Status in Rats. Nutrients.  ISSN 2072-6643.  8(1) . doi: 10.3390/nu8010026 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mathisen, Therese Fostervold & Olsen, Thomas (2016). Når kroppsfokus blir patologisk: Sosiale medier, fitness og spiseforstyrret atferd. Norsk Tidsskrift for Ernæring.  ISSN 1503-5034.  (3), s 6- 11

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