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Jonas Buren

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



Works at

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

I am currently working on data from a randomized controlled feeding trial together with my co-worker Anna Sjödin. We are interested in a low carb – high fat (LCHF) diet that is quite popular in Sweden. We intend to investigate diet specific biomarkers (small molecules involved in metabolism) in the blood, as well as blood lipids, body composition, performance, cognition and sweet cravings. In addition, we intend to qualitatively study the experience of following two different dietary regimes. The study is expected to reveal whether LCHF is a healthy or unhealthy diet in the short term. We also expect that data from this study will be a helpful tool to measure diet adherence in future long-term studies.

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). Lately, I have been developing a more nutrition-oriented research profile at the Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science. 

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 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.