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Jonas Buren

My interest and research focus involves metabolic diseases, nutrition, and dietary interventions.

Research qualifications: Docent



Works at

Lärarutbildningshuset, Plan 4, Lärarutbildningshuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

For some time now, I have been developing a nutrition-focused research profile with a focus on health, metabolism, sports nutrition, and various types of dietary interventions. Recently, together with one of my colleagues, Anna Sjödin, I conducted a randomized, controlled crossover study in which research subjects had the opportunity to try two different diets, one following the new Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) and one Low-Carb High-Fat (LCHF) diet (see the study's video). The first publication from the study was released in 2020. Link to the study.

I am interested in both expanding existing collaborations and initiating new ones within the field of nutrition. Students who are interested in writing thesis papers at the bachelor's or master's level in this area are also welcome to get in touch. I am also part of the Sports Sciences Research Network at Umeå University.

Most of my previous research activities have focused on adipose tissue as an endocrine organ and the consequences of adipose tissue dysfunction for metabolic disease. During my PhD period I developed an expertise in fat cell metabolism. My doctoral thesis focused on cellular mechanisms for insulin resistance that may be of relevance for type 2 diabetes. During my post doc period I studied tissue-specific cortisol metabolism in detail and its role in obesity and metabolic dysregulation. Later on, as an independent researcher, I studied adipose tissue inflammation and obesity-related disease (immune response and metabolic regulation are highly integrated). 

Nutrients, Vol. 13, (3) : 1-12
Burén, Jonas; Ericsson, Madelene; Damasceno, Nágila Raquel Teixeira; et al.
Nutrients, MDPI 2020, Vol. 12, (4)
Sjödin, Anna; Hellström, Fredrik; Sehlstedt, EwaCarin; et al.
Obesity, Vol. 25, (5) : 892-900
Blomquist, Caroline; Alvehus, Malin; Burén, Jonas; et al.
Nutrition & Metabolism, BioMed Central (BMC) 2016, Vol. 13
Nilsson, Jessica; Ericsson, Madelene; Joibari, Masoumeh Motamedi; et al.
Muscle and Nerve, Vol. 52, (2) : 812-817
Boman, Niklas; Burén, Jonas; Antti, Henrik; et al.
European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol. 114, (7) : 1463-1471
Alvehus, Malin; Boman, Niklas; Söderlund, Karin; et al.
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 25, (11) : 1108-1116
Ji, Chenlin; Dai, Yanyan; Jiang, Weiwei; et al.
Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, Centrum för Idrottsforskning 2013, (4) : 35-37
Sjödin, Anna; Persson, Sarah; Stigsson Claesson, Madeleine; et al.
Clinical Endocrinology, Wiley-Blackwell 2012, Vol. 77, (5) : 684-690
Alvehus, Malin; Simonyte, Kotryna; Andersson, Therése; et al.
Clinical Endocrinology, Vol. 74, (1) : 51-59
Evans, Juliet; Goedecke, Julia H; Söderström, Ingegerd; et al.
Svensk Idrottsmedicin, Södertälje Svensk idrottsmedicinsk förening 2011, (2) : 26-29
Goding, Therese; Schönmeyr, Susanna; Burén, Jonas
PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 2011, Vol. 6, (11) : e25726-
Hou, Miao; Liu, Yanhua; Zhu, Lijun; et al.
Human Reproduction, Vol. 26, (6) : 1478-85
Lindholm, Åsa; Blomquist, Caroline; Bixo, Marie; et al.
Obesity, Nature Publishing Group 2010, Vol. 18, (5) : 879-883
Alvehus, Malin; Burén, Jonas; Sjöström, Michael; et al.
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrine Society 2010, Vol. 95, (7) : 3300-3308
Zhu, Lijun; Hou, Miao; Sun, Bin; et al.
PloS one, Vol. 4, (12) : e8475-
Andersson, Therése; Simonyte, Kotryna; Andrew, Ruth; et al.
Hormone and Metabolic Research, Vol. 41, (10) : 767-772
Renström, Frida; Burén, Jonas; Svensson, M K; et al.
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vol. 474, (1) : 91-101
Burén, Jonas; Lai, Y C; Lundgren, Magdalena; et al.
Hormone and Metabolic Research, Stuttgart, New York: Georg Thieme Verlag KG 2008, Vol. 40 : 854-860
Lundgren, Magdalena; Burén, Jonas; Lindgren, P; et al.
Endocrinology, Vol. 148, (6) : 2716-22
Buren, Jonas; Bergström, Sven-Anders; Loh, Edmund; et al.
Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, Vol. 56, (2) : 190-198
Renström, Frida; Buren, Jonas; Svensson, Maria; et al.
Diabetes/Metabolism Research Reviews, John Wiley & Sons 2005, Vol. 21, (6) : 487-494
Burén, Jonas; Eriksson, Jan
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol. 89, (6) : 2989-2997
Lundgren, Magdalena; Buren, Jonas; Ruge, Toralph; et al.
Umeå University medical dissertations, 817
Burén, Jonas
European Journal of Endocrinology, European Society of Endocrinology 2003, Vol. 148 : 157-167
Burén, Jonas; Liu, Hui-Xia; Lauritz, Johan; et al.
Atherosclerosis, Elsevier 2003, Vol. 166, (2) : 359-367
Eriksson, Jan; Burén, Jonas; Svensson, Maria; et al.
Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, Elsevier Science 2002, Vol. 52, (2) : 239-245
Burén, Jonas; Lindmark, Stina; Renström, Frida; et al.
European Journal of Endocrinology, European Society of Endocrinology 2002, Vol. 146, (3) : 419-429
Burén, Jonas; Liu, Hui-Xia; Jensen, J.; et al.

I primarily teach in the courses/modules Physiology for Dietetics, Sports Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Nutritional Chemistry, Nutritional Physiology, and Metabolism.