Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 8478d.aune




Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Dagfinn Aune is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health of Imperial College London and an associate professor at Bjørknes University College in Oslo, Norway. He completed his PhD at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2016 and has a MSc in Nutrition from the University of Oslo from 2008. He has since 2010 worked for several years in the Continuous Update Project of the World Cancer Research Fund, updating the systematic reviews and meta-analyses that were the basis for the report Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Risk of Cancer: A Global Perspective that was published in 2007. He has also worked on systematic reviews and meta-analyses within other areas of public health as well as on projects in the EPIC-study, and in South American case-control studies. 

Some of his research interests are: 

Dietary factors and the risk of chronic diseases and mortality

Adiposity, physical activity and risk of chronic diseases and mortality

Smoking and risk of chronic diseases and mortality

Adiposity, diabetes, physical activity, diet and risk of pregnancy complications

Diabetes and insulin resistance and risk of chronic diseases and mortality



Fortuin-de Smidt MC, Sewe MO, Lassale C, et al., 2022, Physical activity attenuates but does not eliminate coronary heart disease risk amongst adults with risk factors: EPIC-CVD case-cohort study, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Vol:29, ISSN:2047-4873, Pages:1618-1629

Balakrishna R, Bjørnerud T, Bemanian M, et al., 2022, Consumption of nuts and seeds and health outcomes including cardiovascular, diabetes and metabolic disease, cancer, and mortality: an umbrella review, Advances in Nutrition, ISSN:2156-5376

Sæby Dybvik J, Svendsen M, Aune D, 2022, Vegetarian and vegan diets and the risk of cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies, European Journal of Nutrition, ISSN:0044-264X

Jahangiry L, Aune D, Farhangi MA, 2022, Screen time and the risk of metabolic syndrome among children and adolescents: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis, Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, ISSN:0939-4753

dos Santos M, Ferrari G, Lee DH, et al., 2022, Association of the "Weekend Warrior" and Other Leisure-time Physical Activity Patterns With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality A Nationwide Cohort Study, Jama Internal Medicine, Vol:182, ISSN:2168-6106, Pages:840-848

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