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Articles by M. Eriksson
Total Records ( 3 ) for M. Eriksson
  A. Hessle , M. Eriksson , E. Nadeau , T. Turner and B. Johansson
  Cold-pressed hempseed cake was investigated as a protein feed for young calves and finishing steers. Half of the animals were fed cold-pressed hempseed cake, whereas the other half were fed a mixture of soybean meal and barley. Effects on feed intake, liveweight gain (LWG), faecal traits and carcass traits (steers only) were studied. Neutral detergent fibre intake was higher for animals fed hempseed cake than for those fed soybean meal (P<0.05). In addition, the number of long particles in faeces was lower (P<0.05) and faecal dry matter content and consistency were higher from animals which were fed hempseed cake (P<0.05; steers only). Higher feed intakes in calves fed hempseed cake (P<0.05) combined with similar LWG resulted in lower feed efficiency in hemp-fed calves (P<0.05). In conclusion, hempseed cake compared to soybean meal as a protein feed for intensively fed growing cattle results in similar production and improved rumen function.
  M. Eriksson , L. Waldenstedt , B. Engstrom and K. Elwinger
  Organic feed legislation, long-rearing periods and high requirements of sulphur-rich amino acids (AAs) complicate the composition of a well-balanced organic diet for broilers. To evaluate the effect of protein and AA composition, three different diets were fed to 180 Ross broilers, divided over 45 pens. The diets comprised a low crude protein (CP) and AA diet, a high CP diet aiming at AA levels used in conventional production and a low protein diet supplemented with lysine, methionine and threonine up to levels of the high protein diet. Chickens were immunologically challenged with an inactivated infectious bursal disease (IBD) vaccine; antibody titres, heterophil/lymphocyte (H/L) ratios, lymphoid organ weights and digestibility coefficients were recorded. In general, bird performance improved with increasing dietary CP and AA levels. Dietary treatments did not significantly affect any of the measured immune or stress-related parameters.
  M. Lilja , M. Eliasson , M. Eriksson and S. Soderberg


Most Swedish studies show stable diabetes prevalence despite increasing obesity, but glucose levels may shift upwards below the diagnostic threshold for diabetes. Our aim was to explore trends in glucose distribution in northern Sweden; whether these trends were uniformly distributed throughout the spectrum of glucose concentrations; and to relate trends to traditional risk factors and the obesity-related adipokine leptin.


The project consisted of four cross-sectional surveys between 1990 and 2009, with 7069 participants aged 25-64 years. The overall participation rate was 74.4%. Trend analyses of glucose concentrations along the entire distribution and linear regression in relation to survey years and risk markers were used.


Fasting and post-load glucose increased in women (both P < 0.001) and post-load glucose in men (P = 0.004). The increase was seen in most deciles of glucose concentrations. The prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance doubled in women to 14.5% and tripled in men to 10.1% (both P = 0.004). The prevalence of impaired fasting glucose rose in women from 4.5 to 7.7% (P < 0.001). The prevalence of diabetes was unchanged-6.4% in 2009. In men, leptin, together with traditional risk factors, explained 7.8 and 10.8% of the variance in fasting (P = 0.008) and post-load (P < 0.001) glucose, respectively.


Increasing fasting and post-load glucose concentrations were seen in most deciles of the glucose distribution, indicating a shift in the entire population. Leptin was significantly associated with fasting and post-load glucose in men.

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