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Biography Bente Kirkhus

Senior Research Scientist at Nofima since 2008. My main research interest is food and health with focus on fat and fat soluble compounds in edible oils, cereals, vegetables, meat and fish. My current research is focused on studying the digestion of foods and food emulsions, and how processing may increase bioaccessibility of nutrients. I am involved in studies on how food structure and food components influence fat digestion and how products can be designed to promote satiety. My current research also includes studies of lipid peroxidation during digestion, with special focus on the relationship between digestion of red meat and colon cancer. Master of Science (Physics) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1980), and Dr.Philos in cell biology and carcinogenesis from the University of Oslo (1996). Professional experience as Research Scientist at the Institute of Pathology, The National Hospital, Oslo (1980-1992), and Research Scientist and Research Manager in the Norwegian food company Mills DA (1993-2008).

Bente Kirkhus has 39 publications at Nofima:

Direct contact ultrasound assisted freezing of chicken breast samples

Astráin-Redín, L.; Abad, J.; Rieder, Anne; Kirkhus, Bente; Raso, J.; Cebrián, G.; Álvarez, I.


Perspectives on personalised food

Ueland, Øydis; Kirkhus, Bente; Lindberg, Diana; Rosnes, Jan Thomas; Rud, Ida; Varela, Paula


Perspectives on personalised food

Ueland, Øydis; Altintzoglou, Themistoklis; Kirkhus, Bente; Lindberg, Diana; Rognså, Guro Helgesdotter; Rosnes, Jan Thomas; Rud, Ida; Varela-Tomasco, Paula Alejandra


Bearbeidet kjøtt og tarmkreft – kan vi gjøre norske produkter sunnere?

Grini, Ida Synnøve Bårvåg; Kirkhus, Bente; Borge, Grethe Iren Andersen; By, Elin Lundekvam; Henriksen, Karianne Spetaas


INFOGEST static in vitro simulation of gastrointestinal food digestion

Brodkorb, André; Egger, Lotti; Alminger, Marie; Alvito, Paula; Assunção, Ricardo; Ballance, Simon; Bohn, Torsten; Bourlieu-Lacanal, Claire; Boutrou, Rachel; Carrière, Frédéric; Clemente, Alfonso; Corredig, Milena; Dupont, Didier; Dufour, Claire; Edwards, Catharina; Golding, Matt; Karakaya, Sibel; Kirkhus, Bente; Le Feunteun, Steven; Lesmes, Uri; Macierzanka, Adam; Mackie, Alan R.; Martins, Carla; Marze, Sébastien; McClements, David Julian; Ménard, Olivia; Minekus, Mans; Portmann, Reto; Santos, Cláudia N.; Souchon, Isabelle; Singh, R. Paul; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth; Wickham, Martin S. J.; Weitschies, Werner; Recio, Isidra


Increased release of carotenoids and delayed in vitro lipid digestion of high pressure homogenized tomato and pepper emulsions

Kirkhus, Bente; Afseth, Nils Kristian; Borge, Grethe Iren Andersen; Grimsby, Gard Sveinung; Steppeler, Christina; Krona, Annika; Langton, Maud


Vitamin K2 improves proliferation and migration of bovine skeletal muscle cells in vitro

Rønning, Sissel Beate; Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth; Berg, Ragnhild Stenberg; Kirkhus, Bente; Rødbotten, Rune


Oatmeal particle size alters glycemic index but not as a function of gastric emptying rate

Mackie, A.R.; Bajka, B.H.; Rigby, N.M.; Wilde, P.J.; Alves-Pereira, F.; Mosleth, Ellen Færgestad; Rieder, Anne; Kirkhus, Bente; Salt, L.J.


Effects of dietary beef, pork, chicken and salmon on intestinal carcinogenesis in A/J Min/+ mice

Steppeler, Christina; Sødring, Marianne Sundt; Egelandsdal, Bjørg Tordis; Kirkhus, Bente; Oostindjer, Marije; Alvseike, Ole; Gangsei, Lars Erik; Hovland, Ellen Margrethe; Pierre, Fabrice; Paulsen, Jan Erik


Vitamin K2 improves proliferation of bovine skeletal muscle cells in vitro

Rønning, Sissel Beate; Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth; Kirkhus, Bente; Rødbotten, Rune


Bioaktivitet av peptidfraksjoner fra restråstoff – fremstilling, funksjon og markedsmuligheter

Rønning, Sissel Beate; Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth; Kirkhus, Bente; Rødbotten, Rune; Lindberg, Diana


The role of water in protection against thermal deterioration of liquid margarine

Kirkhus, Bente; Lamglait, Amandine; Storrø, Ivar; Vogt, Kjell gjermund; Olsen, Elisabeth; Lundby, Frank; Standal, Håkon


Effect of broccoli phytochemical extract on release of fatty acids from salmon muscle and salmon oil during in vitro digestion

Aarak, Kristi Ekrann; Kirkhus, Bente; Johansen, Silje; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth; Borge, Grethe Iren Andersen


A standardised static in vitro digestion method suitable for food-an international consensus

Minekus, Mans; Alminger, Marie; Alvito, Paula; Ballance, Simon; Bohn, T; Bourlieu, Claire; Carriere, F; Boutrou, Rachel; Corredig, M; Dupont, D; Dufour, Claire; Egger, L; Golding, M; Karakaya, Sibel; Kirkhus, Bente; le Feunteun, Steven; Lesmes, U; Macierzanka, Adam; Mackie, Alan; Marze, Sebastien; McClements, D. J.; Ménard, O.; Recio, I.; Santos, C. N.; Singh, R. P.; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth; Wickham, M. S. J.; Weitschies, Werner; Brodkorb, A.


Vitamin K2 in different bovine muscles and breeds

Rødbotten, Rune; Gundersen, Thomas Erik; Vermeer, Cees; Kirkhus, Bente


The impact of meal composition on the release of fatty acids from salmon during in vitro gastrointestinal digestion

Aarak, Kristi Ekrann; Rigby, Neil; Kirkhus, Bente; Salt, Louise Jane; Sahlstrøm, Stefan; Bengtsson, Gunnar; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth; Mackie, Alan


Release of EPA and DHA from salmon oil – a comparison of in vitro digestion with human and porcine gastrointestinal enzymes

Aarak, Kristi Ekrann; Kirkhus, Bente; Holm, Halvor; Vogt, Kjell Gjermund; Jacobsen, Morten; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth


Effects of Environmental Factors on Edible Oil Quality of Organically Grown Camelina sativa

Kirkhus, Bente; Lundon, Aina; Haugen, John-erik; Vogt, Kjell gjermund; Borge, Grethe iren andersen; Henriksen, Britt


Phytosterol capsules and serum cholesterol in hypercholesterolemia: a randomized controlled trial

Ottestad, Inger; Ose, Leiv; Wennersberg, Marianne Hauge; Granlund, Linda; Kirkhus, Bente; Retterstøl, Kjetil


Intake of trans fatty acids from partially hydrogenated vegetable and fish oil and ruminant fat in relation to cancer risk

Laake, Ida; Carlsen, Monica Hauger; Pedersen, Jan I; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Selmer, Randi; Kirkhus, Bente; Thune, Inger; Veierød, Marit Bragelien


Characterization of Oxidative Stability of Fish Oil- and Plant Oil-Enriched Skimmed Milk

Saga, Linda; Kristinova, Vera; Kirkhus, Bente; Jacobsen, Charlotte; Skaret, Josefine; Liland, Kristian Hovde; Rukke, Elling-Olav


Det sunne Måltid

Kirkhus, Bente; Lea, Tor Erling; Vegarud, Gerd Elisabeth


A prospective study of intake of trans-fatty acids from ruminant fat, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, and marine oils and mortality from CVD

Laake, Ida; Pedersen, Jan I; Selmer, Randi Marie; Kirkhus, Bente; Lindman, Anja Schou; Tverdal, Aage; Veierød, Marit Bragelien


Effects of similar intakes of marine n-3 fatty acids from enriched food products and fish oil on cardiovascular risk markers in healthy human subjects

Kirkhus, Bente; Lamglait, Amandine; Eilertsen, Karl-Erik; Falch, Eva; Haider, Trond; Vik, Hogne; Hoem, Nils; Hagve, Tor-Arne; Basu, Samar; Olsen, Elisabeth; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Nyberg, Lena; Elind, Elisabeth; Ulven, Stine Marie


Effect of the fat composition of a single high-fat meal on inflammatory markers in healthy young women

Myhrstad, Mari Charlotte; Narverud, Ingunn; Telle, Vibeke Helen; Karhu, Toni; Bødtker-Lund, Daniel; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Makinen, Markus; Halvorsen, Bente ; Retterstøl, Kjetil; Kirkhus, Bente; Granlund, Linda; Holven, Kirsten Bjørklund; Ulven, Stine Marie


Effect of the fat composition of a single high-fat meal on inflammatory markers in healthy young women

Myhrstad, Mari; Narverud, Ingunn; Telle-Hansen, Vibeke Helen; Karhu, Toni; Bødtker-Lund, Daniel; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Makinen, Markus; Halvorsen, Bente ; Retterstøl, Kjetil; Kirkhus, Bente; Granlund, Linda; Holven, Kirsten Bjørklund; Ulven, Stine Marie


Oxidative Stability of Polyunsaturated Edible Oils Mixed With Microcrystalline Cellulose

Saga, Linda; Rukke, Elling-Olav; Liland, Kristian Hovde; Kirkhus, Bente; Egelandsdal, Bjørg; Karlsen, Jan; Volden, Jon


Metabolic effects of krill oil are essentially similar to those of fish oil but at lower dose of EPA and DHA, in healthy volunteers

Ulven, Stine Marie; Kirkhus, Bente; Lamglait, Amandine; Basu, Samar; Elind, Elisabeth; Haider, Trond; Berge, Kjetil; Vik, Hogne; Pedersen, Jan I


Plant sterols from rapeseed and tall oils: Effects on lipids, fat-soluble vitamins and plant sterol concentrations

Heggen, Eli; Granlund, L; Pedersen, Jan I; Holme, Ingar Morten K; Ceglarek, U; Thiery, J; Kirkhus, Bente; Tonstad, Serena


Analysis of early lipid oxidation in salmon patè with cod liver oil and antioxidants

Olsen, Elisabeth Fjærvoll; Veberg, Annette ; Vogt, Kjell Gjermund; Tomic, Oliver; Kirkhus, Bente; Ekeberg, Dag; Nilsson, Astrid


Effect on plasma lipids and and lipoproteins of replacing partially hydrogenated fish oil with vegetable fat in margarine

Müller, Hanne; Jordal, Odd; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Kierulf, Peter; Kirkhus, Bente; Ledsaak, Oddlaug; Pedersen, Jan Ivar