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Maria Wakolbinger
Maria Wakolbinger, PhD MSc

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

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

Further Information


Chronic Disease; 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, obesity prevention and treatment

Selected publications

  1. Luger, M. et al., 2018. Gradual reduction of free sugars in beverages on sale by implementing the beverage checklist as a public health strategy. European Journal of Public Health, 28(5), pp.961-967. Available at:
  2. 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:
  3. 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:
  4. 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:
  5. Luger, M. et al., 2016. Prevalence of Liver Fibrosis and its Association with Non-invasive Fibrosis and Metabolic Markers in Morbidly Obese Patients with Vitamin D Deficiency. Obesity Surgery, 26(10), pp.2425-2432. Available at: