Cambridge University
EPIC-Norfolk

List of EPIC people:


Marleen Lentjes - Senior Research Nutritionist


Marleen Lentjes

Marleen Lentjes started her job with EPIC-Norfolk in July 2004, cleaning diary data in a wonderful team! She worked with programmers on the nutrient and food group calculation programs and the creation of the supplement calculation programs (ViMiS), thereby contributing to the curation of over 30,000 diaries, containing information on ~6 million reported foods. Marleen submitted her PhD dissertation on cod liver oil use and Coronary Heart Disease under supervision of Prof. Kay-Tee Khaw. Recently, her attention has shifted to timing - what and how much we eat at what time - by studying the associations of chrono-nutrition and meal patterning on cardiovascular risk factors and disease.


In November 2018, Marleen (Maria) started a position as Nutritional Epidemiologist at the Faculty of Medicine and Health at Örebro University (https://www.oru.se). She works at the Nutrition-Gut-Brain-Interaction research centre as well as the department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (KEB, https://www.regionorebrolan.se/sv/Forskning/)


  1. Lentjes MAH, McTaggart A, Mulligan AA, Powell NA, Parry-Smith D, Luben RN, Bhaniani A, Welch AA, Khaw K-T. Dietary intake measurement using 7 d diet diaries in British men and women in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer-Norfolk study: a focus on methodological issues. Br J Nutr. 2014;111:516–26.

  2. Lentjes MAH, Bhaniani A, Mulligan AA, Khaw K-T, Welch AA. Developing a database of vitamin and mineral supplements (ViMiS) for the Norfolk arm of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC-Norfolk). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:459–71.

  3. Lentjes MAH, Keogh RH, Welch AA, Mulligan AA, Luben RN, Wareham NJ, Khaw K-T. Longitudinal associations between marine omega-3 supplement users and coronary heart disease in a UK population-based cohort. BMJ Open. 2017;7:e017471.

  4. Lentjes MAH, Oude Griep LM, Keogh RH, Mulligan AA, Khaw KT. Cross-sectional associations between eating occasions, meals, and snacks with blood lipids in a population-based cohort. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. London: Nutrition Society; 2017. p. E171.

  5. Lentjes MAH, Griep LMO, Keogh RH, Mulligan AA, Khaw KT. Cross-sectional associations of meal size and meal timing with lipid biomarkers in a population-based cohort. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. London: Nutrition Society; 2017. p. E129.