Sverrir Bergmann

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Obesity has become a major worldwide challenge to public health, owing to an interaction between the Western 'obesogenic' environment and a strong genetic contribution. Recent extensive genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified numerous single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with obesity, but these loci together account for only a small(More)
The study was carried out to estimate the prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Iceland. No previous prevalence studies known to us have been undertaken in Iceland or in Scandinavia. A 95-item custom-made questionnaire was sent to 4000 randomly selected people. The response rate was 63%. The questionnaire was constructed to include questions on(More)
Candidate gene and genome-wide association studies have not identified common variants, which are reliably associated with depression. The recent identification of obesity predisposing genes that are highly expressed in the brain raises the possibility of their genetic contribution to depression. As variation in the intron 1 of the fat mass- and(More)
The MS-ID (Multiple Sclerosis Information Dividend) project was initiated by the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) in 2007 in order to identify and address major inequalities of MS treatment and care and thus eliminate disparities across the EU. One major approach to reach these goals in the longer term is the implementation of a European MS(More)
There is evidence that obesity-related disorders are increased among people with depression. Variation in the FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene has been shown to contribute to common forms of human obesity. This study aimed to investigate the genetic influence of polymorphisms in FTO in relation to body mass index (BMI) in two independent samples(More)
BACKGROUND The parasympathetic nervous system, whose main neural substrate is the vagus nerve, exerts a fundamental antinociceptive role and influences gastrointestinal sensori-motor function. Our research question was to whether combined electrical and physiological modulation of vagal tone, using transcutaneous electrical vagal nerve stimulation (t-VNS)(More)
Wenngleich Suizide alter Menschen in der Öffentlichkeit häufig als Bilanzgeschehen interpretiert werden, ergeben sich aus der Literatur stattdessen vielfältige Risikofaktoren wie Depression, Einsamkeit und chronische Schmerzen, aber auch chronifizierte posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen. Diese sind im Alter und insbesondere bei den deutlich stärker(More)
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