Marleen van Greevenbroek

Assistant Professor

Dr Marleen van Greevenbroek is Medical Biologist (University of Utrecht, 1992) and Epidemiologist (Maastricht University, 2012). She received her PhD degree in 1997 at the University of Utrecht, on a thesis concerning the effects of fatty acids on the production of intestinal triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. In September 1997, she was appointed at the University of Maastricht (Dept. of Internal Medicine), where she was involved in studies on the metabolic and genetic aspects of obesity and cardiometabolic diseases.

Her main area of research is the identification of early events in the development of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In recent years, her research activities specifically focused on the role of the complement system herein. This research encompasses both cohort studies and experimental work.


Department of Internal Medicine
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht

  • 2020
    • Vandercappellen, E. J., Henry, R. M. A., Savelberg, H. H. C. M., van der Berg, J. D., Reesink, K. D., Schaper, N. C., Eussen, S. J. P. M., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Dagnelie, P. C., Schram, M. T., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Kohler, S., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Koster, A. (2020). Association of the Amount and Pattern of Physical Activity With Arterial Stiffness: The Maastricht Study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 9(20), [017502].
    • van den Akker, E. B., Trompet, S., Barkey Wolf, J. J. H., Beekman, M., Suchiman, H. E. D., Deelen, J., Asselbergs, F. W., Boersma, E., Cats, D., Elders, P. M., Geleijnse, J. M., Ikram, M. A., Kloppenburg, M., Mei, H., Meulenbelt, I., Mooijaart, S. P., Nelissen, R. G. H. H., Netea, M. G., Penninx, B. W. J. H., ... Slagboom, P. E. (2020). Metabolic Age Based on the BBMRI-NL H-1-NMR Metabolomics Repository as Biomarker of Age-related Disease. Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, 13(5), 541-547. [002610].
    • Hop, P. J., Luijk, R., Daxinger, L., van Iterson, M., Dekkers, K. F., Jansen, R., van Meurs, J. B. J., 't Hoen, P. A. C., Ikram, M. A., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Boomsma, D., Slagboom, P. E., Veldink, J. H., van Zwet, E. W., Heijmans, B. T., & BIOS Consortium (2020). Genome-wide identification of genes regulating DNA methylation using genetic anchors for causal inference. Genome Biology, 21(1), [220].
    • Tofte, N., Vogelzangs, N., Mook-Kanamori, D., Brahimaj, A., Nano, J., Ahmadizar, F., van Dijk, K. W., Frimodt-Moller, M., Arts, I., Beulens, J. W. J., Rutters, F., van der Heijden, A. A., Kavousi, M., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Nijpels, G., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Rossing, P., Ahluwalia, T. S., & 't Hart, L. M. (2020). Plasma Metabolomics Identifies Markers of Impaired Renal Function: A Meta-analysis of 3089 Persons with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 105(7), 2275-2287.
    • den Biggelaar, L. J. C. J., Sep, S. J. S., Mari, A., Ferrannini, E., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Wijckmans, N. E. G., Schram, M. T., van der Kallen, C. J., Schaper, N., Henry, R. M. A., van Greevenbroek, M. M., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Eussen, S. J. P. M. (2020). Association of artificially sweetened and sugar-sweetened soft drinks with β-cell function, insulin sensitivity, and type 2 diabetes: the Maastricht Study. European Journal of Nutrition, 59(4), 1717-1727.
    • Martens, R. J. H., Henry, R. M. A., Bekers, O., Dagnelie, P. C., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., van Greevenbroek, M., Kroon, A. A., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Wesselius, A., Meex, S. J. R., & Kooman, J. P. (2020). Associations of 24-Hour Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion with Cardiac Biomarkers: The Maastricht Study. Journal of Nutrition, 150(6), 1413-1424.
    • CODAM study (2020). Metabolic profiling of tissue-specific insulin resistance in human obesity: results from the Diogenes study and the Maastricht Study. International Journal of Obesity, 44(6), 1376-1386.
    • Foreman, Y. D., Brouwers, M. C. G. J., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Pagen, D. M. E., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Henry, R. M. A., Koster, A., Wesselius, A., Schaper, N. C., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2020). Glucose Variability Assessed with Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Reliability, Reference Values, and Correlations with Established Glycemic Indices-The Maastricht Study. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 22(5), 395-403.
    • Xin, Y., Hertle, E., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Schalkwijk, C. G., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & van Greevenbroek, M. M. J. (2020). Associations of dicarbonyl stress with complement activation: the CODAM study. Diabetologia, 63(5), 1032-1042.
    • Simons, N., Bijnen, M., Wouters, K. A. M., Rensen, S. S., Beulens, J. W. J., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., 't Hart, L. M., Greve, J. W. M., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Schaper, N. C., Schalkwijk, C. G., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Brouwers, M. C. G. J. (2020). The endothelial function biomarker soluble E-selectin is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Liver International, 40(5), 1079-1088.