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Maria Luger
Maria Luger, PhD MSc

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

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

Further Information


Chronic Disease; Environment and Public Health; Health; Health Behavior; Nutritional Sciences; Obesity; Occupational Health; Public Health; Schools, Public Health

Selected publications

  1. 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:
  2. 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:
  3. Luger, M. et al., 2015. Worksite Prevalence of (un)Diagnosed Cardiovascular Risk Factors From a Health-Check-Program in An Austrian Company. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57(12), pp.1353-1359. Available at:
  4. Luger, M. et al., 2015. Influence of intravenous thiamine supplementation on blood lactate concentration prior to cardiac surgery. European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 32(8), pp.543-548. Available at:
  5. Luger, M. et al., 2014. Effects of Omega-Loop Gastric Bypass on Vitamin D and Bone Metabolism in Morbidly Obese Bariatric Patients. Obesity Surgery, 25(6), pp.1056-1062. Available at: