Olav Albert Christophersen, Cand.mag.

Olav Albert ChristophersenPensioned State Stipendiate
Oslo, Norway


Telephone: +47 22 21 06 43 or 907 18 486
Email: olavalbert@hotmail.com

Olav Albert Christophersen, Cand.mag.
Høgåsveien 35
1259 Oslo, Norway

Olav Albert Christophersen (born 1940) is a Norwegian state stipendiate, now retired. He holds a Cand.mag. degree (Master of Arts) from University of Oslo.  He has worked as a nutrition scientist, epidemiologist, geochemist/cosmochemist, paleooceanographer and evolutionary scientist.


Christophersen OA. Why is there so much DHA in the brain, retina and testis? Possible implications for human reproduction and the survival of our species. In: De Meester F, Watson RR, Zibadi S, eds. Omega-6/3 Fatty Acids: Functions, Sustainability Strategies and Perspectives. New York: Springer; 2013, pp. 209-44.

Christophersen OA. Det medfødte immunapparat: anatomisk mer omfattende og fylogenetisk eldre enn vi har vært klar over? [The innate immune system: anatomically more compre­hen­sive and phylogenetically older than we have been aware of?] [Article in Nor­we­gian]. Naturen (Bergen). 2012;136(6): 281-94.

Christophersen OA. Should autism be considered a canary bird telling that Homo sapiens may be on its way to extinction? Microb Ecol Health Dis 2012; 23: 19008.

Christophersen OA, Lyons G, Haug A, Steinnes E. Selenium. In: Alloway BJ, ed. Heavy Metals in Soils: Trace Metals and Metalloids in Soils and their Bioavailability. 3rd Ed. Dordrecht: Springer; 2012, pp. 429-63. ISBN 978-94-007-4469-1.

Christophersen OA. Pandemier & kriselager. [Pandemics and emergency preparedness food stores] [Article in Norwegian]. Troens Gode Strid. 2012 Nr. 2 (June):40-3.

Christophersen OA. Radiation protection following nuclear power accidents: a survey of putative mechanisms involved in the radioprotective actions of taurine during and after radiation exposure. Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2012;23:14787- DOI: 10.3402/mehd.v23i0.14787

Christophersen OA. Alunskiferhavet – en oseanografisk og geokjemisk merkverdighet. [The alum shale sea – strange both from an oceanographical and geochemical point of view] [Article in Nor­we­gian]. Naturen (Bergen). 2012;136(1): 2-13.

Christophersen OA. Peroxynitrite, selenoproteins, toxic heavy metals and the etiopatho­gene­sis of coronary heart disease. In: Lewis BS, Flugelman MY, Halon DA (Eds.). Coronary Artery Disease: 2011 Update. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease. Venice (Italy), October 23-26, 2011. Medimond International Proceedings. Bologna 2011, pp. 69-73. ISBN 978-88-7587-619-7.

Haug A, Christophersen OA, Sogn T. Chicken meat rich in selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. The Open Agriculture Journal. 2011; 5:30-6.

Christophersen OA. Gammelt nytt om månens opprinnelse. [Old news about the origin of the Moon] [Article in Norwegian]. Astronomi 2011; 41(2):30-5.

Christophersen OA, Haug A. Animal products, diseases and drugs: a plea for better inte­gra­tion between agricultural sciences, human nutrition and human pharmacology. Lipids Health Dis. 2011, 10:16.

Christophersen OA, Haug A, Steinnes E. Deforestation, mineral nutrient depletion in the soil and HIV disease. Science without borders. Transactions of the InternationalAca­de­myof Science H&E. Special Edition International Conference Oslo 2009. Innsbruck, SWB, 2010, pp. 26-34.

Haug A, Christophersen OA, Kinabo J, Kaunda W, Eik LO. Use of dried kapenta and other products based on whole fish for complementing maize-based diets. AJFAND (Afr J Food Agric Nutr Dev) 2010; 10: 2478-2500.

Haug A, Olesen I, Christophersen OA. Individual variation and intraclass correlation in ara­chi­donic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in chicken muscle. Lipids Health Dis. 2010 Apr 15;9:37.

Christophersen KB, Christophersen OA. Our birthday wishes for a very special man. I: Fest­skrift til Valerij Berkov i anledning dennes 80-årsdag [riktig boktitel skrevet med russiske bokstaver og ikke gjengitt her], utgitt i St. Petersburg 2009, pp. 46-7.

Christophersen OA. What does it mean that Valerij Berkov is a Norwegian state stipendiate? I: Festskrift til Valerij Berkov i anledning dennes 80-årsdag [riktig boktitel skrevet med rus­siske bokstaver og ikke gjengitt her], utgitt i St. Petersburg 2009, pp. 89-93.

Haug A, Rødbotten R, Mydland LT, Christophersen OA. Increased broiler muscle carnosine and anserine following histidine supplementation of commercial broiler feed concentrate. Ann Agriculturae Scand Section A. 2008; 58: 71-7.

Haug A, Christophersen OA. Private matlagre som katastrofeberedskap. [Individual food stocks as disaster planning] [Article in Norwe­gian]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2008; 128: 843-4. Available online free access at the web page of the journal.

Haug A, Christophersen OA. Gi barna helmelk! [Give whole milk to children!]. [Article in Norwegian], Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2008;128:71.

Moxnes JF, Christophersen OA. The Spanish flu as a worst case scenario? Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2008; 20: 1-26.

Christophersen OA, Haug A. More about hypervirulent avian influenza: Is the world now better prepared? Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2007; 19: 78-121.

Haug A, Brand-Miller JC, Christophersen OA, McArthur J, Fayet F, Truswell S. A food “lifeboat”: food and nutrition considerations in the event of a pandemic or other catastrophe. Med J Aust. 2007; 187: 674-6.

Haug A, Eich-Greatorex S, Bernhoft A, Wold JP, Hetland H, Christophersen OA, Sogn T. Effect of dietary selenium and omega-3 fatty acids on muscle composition and quality in broilers. Lipids Health Dis. 2007; 6: 29.

Haug A, Christophersen OA, Høstmark AT, Harstad OM. Melk og helse. [Milk and health] [Article in Nor­we­gian] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2007; 127: 2542-5.

Haug A, Graham RD, Christophersen OA, Lyons GH. How to use the world’s scarce selenium resources efficiently to increase the selenium concentration in food. Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2007; 19: 209-28.

Christophersen OA, Haug A. Why is the world so poorly prepared for a pandemic of hyper­virulent influenza? Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2006; 18: 113-32.

Moxnes JF, Christophersen OA. Counter-attacking pandemic H5N1 bird influenza by coun­ter-pandemic. Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2006; 18: 4-25.

Christophersen OA, Haug A. Prostaglandinsyntese, redoksregulering og smerte. [Prosta­glan­din synthesis, redox regulation and pain] [Article in Norwegian] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005; 125: 3149.

Christophersen OA, Haug A. Om sukker, melkesyre og smerte. [About sugar, lactic acid and pain] [Article in Norwegian] Tids­skr Nor Laegeforen. 2005; 125: 2811.

Christophersen OA, Haug A. Kosthold og smerte. [Diet and pain] [Article in Norwegian] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005; 125: 1219.

Christophersen, O.A., Haug, A. Possible roles of oxidative stress, local circulatory failure and nutrition factors in the pathogenesis of hypervirulent influenza: implications for therapy and global emergency preparedness. Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2005;17:189-99.

Christophersen OA. Radiation biochemistry. In: Brune D, Hellborg R, Persson BRR, Pääk­könen R (Eds.). Radiation at Home, Outdoors and in the Workplace. Scandinavian Science Publishers.  Oslo 2001, pp.  52-61. ISBN 82-91833-02-8.

Christophersen OA, Pääkkönen R. Electromagnetic sensitivity. In: Brune D, Hellborg R, Persson BRR, Pääkkönen R (Eds.). Radiation at Home, Outdoors and in the Workplace. Scan­dinavian Science Publishers.  Oslo 2001, pp.  306-8. ISBN 82-91833-02-8.

Christophersen  OA. Når ble Jesus født? [When was Jesus born?] [Lecture in Norwegian radio, NRK P2, later published by NRK as article in a book]. (21. desember 1996). P2-Aka­demiet. Vol. XI (K). Norsk Rikskringkasting. Oslo 1998, pp. 32-49. ISBN 82-7118-256-0.

Christophersen OA. Fett og helse – tid for en revurdering? [Fat and health – time for a reeva­lua­tion?] [Article in Nor­wegian]. NBS Nytt. 1997;  (4): 36-40.

Christophersen  OA. Some aspects of the biogeochemical behavior of manganese as compa­red to other ele­ments. In: Låg  J (Ed.). Geomedical problems related to aluminium, iron and manganese. Oslo: Det Norske Viden­skaps-Akademi; 1994, p. 85-99. ISBN 82-90888-12-0.

Christophersen  OA. A probable case of severe ubiquinone depletion one and a half year fol­lowing ethoxyquin poisoning. Eight International Symposium on The Biomedical and Clini­cal Aspects of Coenzyme Q. November 11, 12 and 13, 1993,Stockholm,Sweden. Programs and Abstracts. Abstract for poster.

Christophersen OA. Lupinfrø i human ernæring. [Lupin seeds in human nutrition] [Article in Nor­wegian]. I: Hansen JA, Kvistgaard M, Madsen HB, Nielsen AH, Rexen F, von Wettstein D, Bro S (redaktører): Nye plantekulturer og dyrknings­former i dansk jordbrug. Kulturteknik, afgrøder, produkter, bioteknologi, produktudvikling og afsætning af et miljøvenligt og økono­misk dansk jordbrug. Taastrup: Akademiet for De Tekniske Videnskaber; 1988, pp. 227-56. ISBN 87-88699-23-4.

Christophersen OA. Selenocystein: den 21. aminosyren med eget kodon. [Selenocysteine – the 21. amino acid with its own codon] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Materialisten. 1987; 15 (3/4): 67-89.

Christophersen OA. On superoxide dismutase and free radicals. In: Marcuse R (Ed.): Lipid Oxidation. Biological and Food Chemical Aspects. Contributions at a LIPIDFORUM/SIK sym­posium Göteborg April 22-23, 1985. Proceedings. SIK – The Swedish Food Institute. Göteborg 1986, pp. 35-53. OCLC number: 35465206.

Christophersen, O.A. Sporelementer i norsk kosthold og deres helsemessige betyd­ning. Utred­ning. [Trace elements in the Norwegian diet and their importance for health] [Book in Norwe­gian language written for the Norwegian National Nutrition Council],Oslo: Statens Ernæ­rings­råd [Norwegian National Nutrition Council] 1983. 121 sider.

Christophersen OA. Fiskemel: ernæringsmessige og ressursøkonomiske aspekter. [Fish meal: nutritional and economical aspects] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1981; 101: 555-8.

Øye I, Christophersen OA. Cyclic nucleotides: General background: Is oxidative activation of guanylate cyclase involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis? In: Lövgren O (Ed.): New Aspects of Rheumatoid Inflammation. An international workshop held inStockholm, August 31-September 1, 1978.Stockholm: SYNTEX; 1980, pp. 327-47. ISBN 91-85630-03-9.

Christophersen OA. Hvorfor godta evolusjonsteorien? [Why accept the theory of evolution? [Article in Nor­wegian].] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Credo. 1978 Nr. 2, 8-9,19.

Christophersen OA. Fiskeproteinkonsentrat – et næringsmiddel for fremtiden? [Fish protein concentrate – a food for the future?] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Inter Medicos. 1977; 23: 53-67.

Christophersen OA. Et streiftog i dyreverdenen for 600 mill. år siden. Om den kambriske fos­sil­faunaens opprinnelse. [The origin of the Cambrian fossil fauna] [Article in Nor­wegian].  Forskningsnytt. 1975; 20 (4): 45-8.

Christophersen OA. Om forholdet mellom pattedyr og dinosaurer. [About  the relationship between mammals and dinosaurs] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Naturen. 1975; 99:19-25.

Christophersen OA. Var forandringer i ozonlaget årsaken til at dinosaurene forsvant? [Were changes in the ozone layer the reason why the dinosaurs disappeared?] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Naturen. 1975; 99: 67-73.

Christophersen OA. Om nyre-organenes paleobiologiske betydning. [About the palobiological significance of kidney organs] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Naturen. 1975; 99: 133-43.

Christophersen OA, Helsing E, Aall C. Verdens ernæringssituasjon og internasjonal mat­va­re­hjelp. [The nutrition situation in the world and international food aid] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Inter Medicos. 1974; 17 (1), 3-37.

Christophersen OA. Om dinosaurenes hjerne – og vår. [About the dinosaur brain – and ours] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Naturen. 1974; 98: 169-73.

Christophersen OA. Hvordan atmosfærens oksygeninnhold kontrolleres. [How is the oxygen content of the atmosphere controlled?] [Article in Nor­wegian]. Naturen. 1972; 96: 406-23.