Taymara Abreu

Taymara Abreu is a PhD candidate at the department of Epidemiology and Data Sciences at Amsterdam UMC. Her research within the Exposome-NL project is focused on the relationship between social environmental factors in cardiometabolic diseases.

She holds a BSc in Nutrition from Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and a MSc (cum laude) in Epidemiology from Radboud University. She also has experience with biomarkers of food intake and modeling and data analysis of dietary intake data.


Associations between dimensions of the social environment and cardiometabolic risk factors: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Taymara C. Abreu, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Fleur Heuvelman, Linda J. Schoonmade, Joline W.J. Beulens
SSM - Population Health

Environmental risk factors of type 2 diabetes-an exposome approach

Beulens JWJ, Pinho MGM, Abreu TC, den Braver NR, Lam TM, Huss A, Vlaanderen J, Sonnenschein T, Siddiqui NZ, Yuan Z, Kerckhoffs J, Zhernakova A, Brandao Gois MF, Vermeulen RCH.
Diabetologia. 2021 Nov 18.

Taymara Abreu

Contact information



Amsterdam University Medical Centrer
Location VUmc
Department of Epidemiology and Data Science
De Boelelaan 1089a
1081 HV Amsterdam

Areas of Expertise

Epidemiology Nutritional Epidemiology

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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