Innovative Lifestyle Interventions

The majority of those diseases that we treat today in health care could be avoided with a more healthy life style. Thus, a great majority of heart diseases, 30 % of all cancers and most of diabetes type 2 could be avoided by healthy life styles.


My research is focusing on life style intervention for individuals with unhealthy life styles concerning alcohol, tobacco, physical activity and diet habits.

I am developing Internet based interventions to be used in foremost primary health care. The basic concept that I have developed is a number of health test to be performed on a web site, that gives the individual a personalised feedback. Also, more extended interventions lasting up to 12 weeks using SMS as the mode of delivery is something that I am doing research upon.

The aim of the research is to increase the implementation in routine health care getting the staff to refer patients to the various internet based life style interventions we have developed. 



J. Palacio-Vieira, L. Segura, P. Anderson, A. Wolstenholme, C. Drummond, Preben Bendtsen, M. Wojnar, E. Kaner, M. N. Keurhorst, B. van Steenkiste, K. Kloda, A. Mierzecki, K. Parkinson, D. Newbury-Birch, K. Okulicz-Kozaryn, P. Deluca, J. Colom, A. Gual

Improving screening and brief intervention activities in primary health care: Secondary analysis of professional accuracy based on the AUDIT-C

In Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice

Article in journal

Kristin Thomas, Ulrika Müssener, Catharina Linderoth, Nadine Karlsson, Preben Bendtsen, Marcus Bendtsen

Effectiveness of a Text Messaging-Based Intervention Targeting Alcohol Consumption Among University Students: Randomized Controlled Trial

In JMIR mhealth and uhealth

Article in journal


Andrea Johansson Capusan, S. Yao, R. Kuja-Halkola, C. M. Bulik, L. M. Thornton, Preben Bendtsen, Ina Marteinsdottir, Annika Thorsell, H. Larsson

Genetic and environmental aspects in the association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms and binge-eating behavior in adults: a twin study

In Psychological Medicine

Article in journal

Field of Teaching

I teach mainly at the Medical program

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Head of Department at IMH


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