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Prof. Dr. Michael Krawinkel

 

Current postion

Since 1999 Professor of Human Nutrition with Focus on International Nutrition

Education and experiences

Michael Krawinkel has an Undergraduate Training in Medicine. Since 1999, he has been Professor of Human Nutrition/International Nutrition and Pediatrics, and timewise Advisor to the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), KfW-Development Bank (Germany), and ‘German Agro Action’, to WHO, the Medical Research Council South Africa, and the Danish Council for Strategic Research. He teaches Child Health/Paediatrics in the Tropics and International Nutrition in German universities (Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Hamburg, Leipzig), at the University of Vienna (Austria), and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel).
Michael Krawinkel has experiences in research on micronutrient deficiencies, childhood malnutrition, diet and diabetes mellitus type II, diet and breast cancer, and healthy diet in children. He is principal investigator of research with FAO & Bunda College, Malawi on complementary feeding (1.2 mio Euro), with AVRDC, Taiwan, on bitter gourd  and diabetes mellitus (260.000 Euro), with Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and others on fruit and vegetable consumption of school children in Europe (~50.000 Euro/country).

Main fields of research

  • Strategies to improve the eating habits of children in Germany
  • The role of folic acid in the prevention of neural tube defect
  • Prevention of nutrition-related diseases by food availability and security with an international perspective
  • Long-term parenteral nutrition in children

Publications

  • Jordan I, Hebestreit A, Swai B, Krawinkel MB. Dietary patterns and breast cancer risk among women in northern Tanzania: a case-control study. Eur J Nutr. 2012 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ludwig C, Keding GB, Msuya JM, Krawinkel MB. Introduction of fruits and vegetables into children's diets in the Iringa Region, Tanzania. J Trop Pediatr.  2012 Jun;58(3):241-3. Epub 2011 Jul 6.
  • Behrendt I, Krawinkel M. [Children should eat more fruit and vegetables. Results of PRO GREENS]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2012 Feb;55(2):254-9. German.
  • Heller J, Richter E, Leitzmann P, Krawinkel M, Multizenter-Arbeitsgruppe „Langzeitige parenterale Ernährung im Kindes- und Jugendalter” (2009): Wachstum und Gedeihen unter langzeitiger parenteraler Ernährung  Growth and Development Under Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition, Aktuelle Ernährungsmed.2009; 34: 114-117
  • Keding GB, Msuya JM, Maass BL, Krawinkel MB. Dietary patterns and nutritional  health of women: the nutrition transition in rural Tanzania. Food Nutr Bull. 2011 Sep;32(3):218-26.
  • Krawinkel MB. Benefits from longer breastfeeding: do we need to revise the recommendations? Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2011 Oct;41(9):240-3.
  • Krawinkel MB. Current challenges in pediatric nutrition. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2011 Oct;41(9):234-9. Review.
  • Lee Y, Krawinkel M. The nutritional status of iron, folate, and vitamin B-12 of Buddhist vegetarians. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2011;20(1):42-9.
  • Bausch-Becker NA, Ribeiro HC Jr, Krawinkel MB. Influence of oral N-acetylcysteine on the course of chronic diarrhea in children aged between 2 and 36 months. J Trop Pediatr. 2011 Jun;57(3):234-5. Epub 2010 Sep 2.
  • Klomann SD, Mueller AS, Pallauf J, Krawinkel MB. Antidiabetic effects of bitter gourd extracts in insulin-resistant db/db mice. Br J Nutr. 2010 Dec;104(11):1613-20. Epub 2010 Jul 9.
  • Jordan I, Hebestreit A, Swai B, Krawinkel MB. Breast cancer risk among women with long-standing lactation and reproductive parameters at low risk level: a case-control study in Northern Tanzania. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Odigwe CC, Smedslund G, Ejemot-Nwadiaro RI, Anyanechi CC, Krawinkel MB. Supplementary vitamin E, selenium, cysteine and riboflavin for preventing kwashiorkor in preschool children in developing countries. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Apr 14;(4):CD008147. Review.
  • Krawinkel MB. {beta}-Carotene from rice for human nutrition? Am J Clin Nutr.  2009 Sep;90(3):695-6; author reply 696-7. Epub 2009 Jul 15.
  • Lee Y, Krawinkel M. Body composition and nutrient intake of Buddhist vegetarians. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2009;18(2):265-71.
  • Krawinkel M (2007) What we know and don’t know about Golden Rice. Nature Biotechnology 25:6:623.