Christine Sundgot-Borgen

  • Post doc; PhD

Christine Sundgot-Borgen joined the team in September 2020, and her postdoc position is a part of The Oslo Bariatric Surgery Study (OBSS), an ongoing prospective cohort study of patients admitted to bariatric surgery. The main aim of her postdoc project is to examine long-term modifiable postoperative predictors of changes in recommended energy balance behaviors relevant for weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery, focusing on objectively measured physical activity. Christine has a PhD from the Norwegian School of sport sciences, Department of Sports Medicine. She defended her PhD in 2020, with the title “The Norwegian Healthy Body Image intervention study: A school-based, cluster-randomized controlled trial in high school students”. Prior to her PhD, she has a European Master in Health and Physical Activity from The Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, and the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition. The area of research Christine has been included in is bariatric surgery, body image, disordered eating, eating disorder, physical activity and exercise, sports nutrition, within samples of adolescents, elite athletes, university students, and the fitness industry.

Ongoing research:


Publications 2024

Dahlgren CL, Sundgot-Borgen C, Kvalem IL, Wennersberg AL, Wisting L (2024)
Further evidence of the association between social media use, eating disorder pathology and appearance ideals and pressure: a cross-sectional study in Norwegian adolescents
J Eat Disord, 12 (1), 34
DOI 10.1186/s40337-024-00992-3, PubMed 38424579

Sundgot-Borgen C, Wisting L, Sundgot-Borgen J, Steenbuch K, Skrede JV, Nilsen K, Stice E, Mathisen TF (2024)
The "Young Athlete Body Project"-A pilot study evaluating the acceptability of and results from an eating disorder prevention program for adolescent athletes
Int J Eat Disord, 57 (3), 568-580
DOI 10.1002/eat.24140, PubMed 38238966

Publications 2023

Otterbring T, Sundgot-Borgen C, Bratland-Sanda S, Trangsrud LKJ (2023)
Siblings, shopping, and sustainability: Birth-order differences in green consumption
Front Psychol, 14, 1105072
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1105072, PubMed 36935953

Sundgot-Borgen C, Bond DS, Rø Ø, Sniehotta F, Kristinsson J, Kvalem IL (2023)
Associations of adherence to physical activity and dietary recommendations with weight recurrence 1-5 years after metabolic and bariatric surgery
Surg Obes Relat Dis, 20 (4), 383-390
DOI 10.1016/j.soard.2023.11.014, PubMed 38160134

Sundgot-Borgen C, Bond DS, Sniehotta FF, Kvalem IL, Hansen BH, Bergh I, Rø Ø, Mala T (2023)
Associations of changes in physical activity and sedentary time with weight recurrence after bariatric surgery: a 5-year prospective study
Int J Obes (Lond), 47 (6), 463-470
DOI 10.1038/s41366-023-01284-7, PubMed 36828898

Swami V, Tran US, Stieger S, Aavik T, Ranjbar HA, Adebayo SO, Afhami R, Ahmed O, Aimé A, Akel M, Halbusi HA, Alexias G, Ali KF, Alp-Dal N, Alsalhani AB, Álvares-Solas S, Amaral ACS, Andrianto S, Aspden T, Argyrides M, Aruta JJBR, Atkin S, Ayandele O, Baceviciene M, Bahbouh R et al. (2023)
Body appreciation around the world: Measurement invariance of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) across 65 nations, 40 languages, gender identities, and age
Body Image, 46, 449-466
DOI 10.1016/j.bodyim.2023.07.010, PubMed 37582318

Publications 2022

Mathisen TF, Sundgot-Borgen C, Anstensrud B, Sundgot-Borgen J (2022)
Intervention in professional dance students to increase mental health- and nutrition literacy: A controlled trial with follow up
Front Sports Act Living, 4, 727048
DOI 10.3389/fspor.2022.727048, PubMed 36213449

Sundgot-Borgen C, Mathisen TF, Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J (2022)
Explanations for use of dietary- and muscle enhancing dietary supplements among university students: a national cross-sectional study
BMC Nutr, 8 (1), 17
DOI 10.1186/s40795-022-00510-1, PubMed 35209960

Sundgot-Borgen C, Trangsrud LKJ, Otterbring T, Bratland-Sanda S (2022)
Hiking, indoor biking, and body liking: a cross-sectional study examining the link between physical activity arenas and adults' body appreciation
J Eat Disord, 10 (1), 183
DOI 10.1186/s40337-022-00705-8, PubMed 36434702

Svantorp-Tveiten KME, Ivarsson A, Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen C, Mathisen TF, Bratland-Sanda S, Rosenvinge JH, Friborg O, Pettersen G, Sundgot-Borgen J (2022)
The Healthy Body Image Intervention and Reduction in Eating Disorder Symptomatology and Muscle Building Supplement Use in High School Students: A Study of Mediating Factors
Front Psychol, 13, 803654
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.803654, PubMed 35837620

Publications 2021

Haakstad LAH, Jakobsen C, Solberg RB, Sundgot-Borgen C, Gjestvang C (2021)
Mirror, mirror - Does the fitness club industry have a body image problem?
Psychol. Sport Exerc., 53, 101880
DOI 10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101880

Mathisen TF, Sølvberg N, Sundgot-Borgen C, Sundgot-Borgen J (2021)
Sexual Harassment in Fitness Instructors: Prevalence, Perpetrators, and Mental Health Correlates
Front Psychiatry, 12, 735015
DOI 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.735015, PubMed 34777046

Sundgot-Borgen C, Sundgot-Borgen J, Bratland-Sanda S, Kolle E, Torstveit MK, Svantorp-Tveiten KME, Mathisen TF (2021)
Body appreciation and body appearance pressure in Norwegian university students comparing exercise science students and other students
BMC Public Health, 21 (1), 532
DOI 10.1186/s12889-021-10550-0, PubMed 33740918

Svantorp-Tveiten KME, Friborg O, Torstveit MK, Mathisen TF, Sundgot-Borgen C, Rosenvinge JH, Bratland-Sanda S, Pettersen G, Sundgot-Borgen J (2021)
Protein, Creatine, and Dieting Supplements Among Adolescents: Use and Associations With Eating Disorder Risk Factors, Exercise-, and Sports Participation, and Immigrant Status
Front Sports Act Living, 3, 727372
DOI 10.3389/fspor.2021.727372, PubMed 34723179

Publications 2020

Bratland-Sanda S, Mathisen TF, Sundgot-Borgen C, Sundgot-Borgen J, Tangen JO (2020)
The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown During Spring 2020 on Personal Trainers' Working and Living Conditions
Front Sports Act Living, 2, 589702
DOI 10.3389/fspor.2020.589702, PubMed 33345164

Mathisen TF, Aambø J, Bratland-Sanda S, Sundgot-Borgen C, Svantorp-Tveiten K, Sundgot-Borgen J (2020)
Body Figure Idealization and Body Appearance Pressure in Fitness Instructors
Front Psychol, 11, 585901
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.585901, PubMed 33424701

Sundgot-Borgen C, Stenling A, Rosenvinge JH, Pettersen G, Friborg O, Sundgot-Borgen J, Kolle E, Torstveit MK, Svantorp-Tveiten KME, Bratland-Sanda S (2020)
The Norwegian healthy body image intervention promotes positive embodiment through improved self-esteem
Body Image, 35, 84-95
DOI 10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.014, PubMed 33022483

Publications 2019

Sundgot-Borgen C, Friborg O, Kolle E, Engen KME, Sundgot-Borgen J, Rosenvinge JH, Pettersen G, Klungland Torstveit M, Piran N, Bratland-Sanda S (2019)
The healthy body image (HBI) intervention: Effects of a school-based cluster-randomized controlled trial with 12-months follow-up
Body Image, 29, 122-131
DOI 10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.03.007, PubMed 30928681

Sundgot-Borgen C, Friborg O, Kolle E, Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J, Engen KME, Rosenvinge JH, Pettersen G, Bratland-Sanda S (2019)
Does the Healthy Body Image program improve lifestyle habits among high school students? A randomized controlled trial with 12-month follow-up
J Int Med Res, 48 (3), 300060519889453
DOI 10.1177/0300060519889453, PubMed 31802697

Sundgot-Borgen J, Sundgot-Borgen C, Myklebust G, Sølvberg N, Torstveit MK (2019)
Elite athletes get pregnant, have healthy babies and return to sport early postpartum
BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, 5 (1), e000652
DOI 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000652, PubMed 31803497

Publications 2018

Sundgot-Borgen C, Bratland-Sanda S, Engen KME, Pettersen G, Friborg O, Torstveit MK, Kolle E, Piran N, Sundgot-Borgen J, Rosenvinge JH (2018)
The Norwegian healthy body image programme: study protocol for a randomized controlled school-based intervention to promote positive body image and prevent disordered eating among Norwegian high school students
BMC Psychol, 6 (1), 8
DOI 10.1186/s40359-018-0221-8, PubMed 29510762

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