Vegard Lysne

Postdoctoral researcher

Haukeland University Hospital

About me

I’m a clinical dietitian from Norway, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Haukeland University Hospital. I currently hold positions as editorial board member at The Norwegian Journal of Nutrition, member of the Scientific Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy at the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM), and Review Editor at Frontiers in Nutrition.

In my PhD project at University of Bergen, I used animal and human data to explore the effects of PPARα-activation and dietary macronutrient composition on one-carbon metabolism and B-vitamin status. My main research interests are the methodology and statistical methods used in nutritional epidemiology, and my main research tools are R and RStudio.

Beside work I’m a big sports fan. My main sport is volleyball, where I’m currently the assistant coach of the mens recruit team and perform scouting and statistical analyses for the mens first team at TIF Viking, using Data Volley 4. I’m also a proud supporter of my local football team Brann, as well as Manchester United. My musical preference is heavy metal, hard rock, and related genres.

Work interests

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Statistics and research methods
  • R programming


  • PhD, Clinical Nutrition, 2019

    University of Bergen

  • MSc in Clinical Nutrition, 2014

    University of Bergen

  • BSc in Human Nutrition, 2012

    University of Bergen

Recent Posts

Three new publications

Quick update on my three recent publications


The analysis and interpretation of compositional data

Compositional data is data where the total can be divided into distinct parts. These types of data is very common, but offer some challenges in both analysis and interpretation. Recently, a paper discussing these types of data was published, and herein follows my summary.


Summary of 2019

Another year has passed, and it’s time to look back. Here’s a list of the work-related things I’ve done in the last 12 months, and some thoughts regarding what 2020 will bring. 1. PhDone! My highlight of 2019 is the completion of my PhD. I submitted my thesis in the beginning of June, and the defense took place in October. You can read the summary of my defense here.


New publication on the effects of PPARα-activation

The second paper from my PhD thesis was published in Plos One today, check it out!


Choline intake is associated with heart attack risk, new publication

Read our new paper where we report on the association between dietary choline intake and the risk of myocardial infarction