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Maria Wakolbinger
Ap. Prof. Maria Wakolbinger, PhD MSc

Center for Public Health (Department of Social and Preventive Medicine)
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-1991-6700
T +43 1 40160 34892

Further Information


Chronic Disease; Diet, Vegetarian; Health; Health Behavior; Micronutrients; Nutrition and Dietetics; Nutrition Assessment; Nutrition Surveys; Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; Nutritional Sciences; Nutritional Status; Nutritionists; Obesity; Occupational Health; Public Health; Schools, Public Health

Research interests

My main research focus is Public Health Nutrition, including obesity prevention & treatment, plant-based diets, and maternal-child public health nutrition (e.g. breastfeeding)

Selected publications

  1. Haider, S. et al. (2023) ‘The Association between Vegan Dietary Patterns and Physical Activity—A Cross-Sectional Online Survey’, Nutrients, 15(8), p. 1847. Available at:
  2. Winzer, E. et al. (2022) ‘Promotion of Food and Beverages by German-Speaking Influencers Popular with Adolescents on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(17), p. 10911. Available at:
  3. Luger, M. et al. (2018) ‘Changes in Bone Mineral Density Following Weight Loss Induced by One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in Patients with Vitamin D Supplementation’, Obesity Surgery, 28(11), pp. 3454–3465. Available at:
  4. Luger, M. et al. (2017) ‘Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review from 2013 to 2015 and a Comparison with Previous Studies’, Obesity Facts, 10(6), pp. 674–693. Available at:
  5. Luger, M. et al. (2016) ‘Vitamin D3 Loading Is Superior to Conventional Supplementation After Weight Loss Surgery in Vitamin D-Deficient Morbidly Obese Patients: a Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial’, Obesity Surgery, 27(5), pp. 1196–1207. Available at: