Research Topics

  • Nutrition in Old Age
  • Gerontology
  • Sarcopenia
  • Muscle Function in Old Age
  • Cachexia and Malnutrition
  • Body Composition
  • Postprandial Response in Old Age
  • Inflammaging

Key Publications

Weber, D., Kochlik, B., Demuth, I., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E., Grune, T., Norman, K.: Plasma carotenoids, tocopherols and retinol - Association with age in the Berlin Aging Study II. Redox Biol. 32, 101461 (2020). [Open Access]

Cereda, E., Caraccia, M., Klersy, C., Cappello, S., Turri, A., Borioli, V., Stobäus, N., Giannoni, A., Arcaini, L., Benazzo, M., Palladini, G., Pedrazzoli, P., Norman, K., Caccialanza, R.: Validation of a new prognostic body composition parameter in cancer patients. Clin. Nutr. in press (E-pub ahead of print) (2020).

Otten, L., Stobäus, N., Franz, K., Genton, L., Müller-Werdan, U., Wirth, R., Norman, K.: Impact of sarcopenia on 1-year mortality in older patients with cancer. Age Ageing 48, 413-418 (2019).

Scherbakov, N., Pietrock, C., Sandek, A., Ebner, N., Valentova, M., Springer, J., Schefold, J. C., von Haehling, S., Anker, S. D., Norman, K., Haeusler, K. G., Doehner, W.: Body weight changes and incidence of cachexia after stroke. J. Cach. Sarc. Mus. 10, 611-620 (2019). [Open Access]

Norman, K., Otten, L.: Financial impact of sarcopenia or low muscle mass – A short review. Clin. Nutr. 38, 1489-1495 (2019).

König, M., Spira, D., Demuth, I., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E., Norman K.: Polypharmacy as a Risk Factor for Clinically Relevant Sarcopenia: Results From the Berlin Aging Study II. J. Gerontol. A. Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 73(1), 117-122 (2017).

Elia, M., Normand, C., Laviano, A., Norman, K.: A systematic review of the cost and cost effectiveness of using standard oral nutritional supplements in community and care home settings. Clin. Nutr. 35(1), 125-137 (2016). [Open Access]

Buchmann, N., Nikolov, J., Spira, D., Demuth, I., Steinhagen-Thiessen, E., Eckardt, R., Norman, K.: Identifying Sarcopenia in Metabolic Syndrome: Data from the Berlin Aging Study II. J. Gerontol. A. Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 71(2), 265-72 (2016).

Norman, K., Stobäus, N., Reiß, J., Schulzke, J., Valentini, L., Pirlich, M.: Effect of sexual dimorphism on muscle strength in cachexia. J. Cach. Sarc. Mus. 3(2), 111-6 (2012). [Open Access]

Norman, K., Stobäus, N., Zocher, D., Bosy-Westphal, A., Szramek, A., Scheufele, R., Smoliner, C., Pirlich, M.: Cutoff percentiles of bioelectrical phase angle predict functionality, quality of life, and mortality in patients with cancer. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 92(3), 612-9 (2010).