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

  • 2021
    • van Gennip, A. C. E., Stehouwer, C. D. A., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Verhey, F. R. J., Koster, A., Kroon, A. A., Köhler, S., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Backes, W. H., Jansen, J. F., Schram, M. T., Henry, R. M. A., Singh-Manoux, A., & van Sloten, T. T. (2021). Association of Type 2 Diabetes, According to the Number of Risk Factors Within Target Range, With Structural Brain Abnormalities, Cognitive Performance, and Risk of Dementia. Diabetes Care.
    • Linkens, A. M. A., Houben, A. J. H. M., Kroon, A. A., Schram, M. T., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Webers, C. A. B., van Greevenbroek, M., Henry, R. M. A., de Galan, B., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Eussen, S. J. M. P., & Schalkwijk, C. G. (2021). Habitual intake of dietary advanced glycation end products is not associated with generalized microvascular function-the Maastricht Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
    • Piazza, M., Hanssen, N. M. J., Persson, F., Scheijen, J. L., van de Waarenburg, M. P. H., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Rossing, P., Hovind, P., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Parving, H-H., & Schalkwijk, C. G. (2021). Irbesartan treatment does not influence plasma levels of the dicarbonyls methylglyoxal, glyoxal and 3-deoxyglucosone in participants with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria: An IRMA2 sub-study. Diabetic Medicine, 38(9), [14405].
    • Bakker, L., Ramakers, I. H. G. B., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Schram, M. T., Stehouwer, C. D. A., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Dagnelie, P. C., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., Midttun, Ø., Ueland, P. M., Verhey, F. R. J., Eussen, S. J. P. M., & Köhler, S. (2021). Associations between plasma kynurenines and cognitive function in individuals with normal glucose metabolism, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes: the Maastricht Study. Diabetologia, 64(11), 2445-2457.
    • Lisan, Q., van Sloten, T., Boutouyrie, P., Laurent, S., Danchin, N., Thomas, F., Guibout, C., Perier, M-C., Dagnelie, P., Henry, R. M., Schram, M. T., Heinzer, R., Marques-Vidal, P., van der Kallen, C. J., Crijns, H. J., van Greevenbroek, M., Reesink, K., Kohler, S., Sastry, M., ... Empana, J-P. (2021). Sleep Apnea is Associated With Accelerated Vascular Aging: Results From 2 European Community-Based Cohort Studies. Journal of the American Heart Association, 10(15), [021318].
    • van der Heide, F. C. T., Zhou, T. L., Henry, R. M. A., Houben, A. J. H. M., Kroon, A. A., Dagnelie, P. C., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Schouten, J. S. A. G., Webers, C. A. B., Schram, M. T., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., Schalkwijk, C. G., Koster, A., Savelberg, H. H. C. M., Schaper, N. C., Reesink, K. D., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2021). Carotid stiffness is associated with retinal microvascular dysfunction- The Maastricht Study. Microcirculation, 28(6), [e12702].
    • Foreman, Y. D., van Doorn, W. P. T. M., Schaper, N. C., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Henry, R. M. A., Koster, A., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Wesselius, A., Reesink, K. D., Schram, M. T., Dagnelie, P. C., Kroon, A. A., Brouwers, M. C. G. J., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2021). Greater daily glucose variability and lower time in range assessed with continuous glucose monitoring are associated with greater aortic stiffness: The Maastricht Study. Diabetologia, 64(8), 1880-1892.
    • Kalafati, M., Lenz, M., Ertaylan, G., Arts, I. C. W., Evelo, C. T., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Blaak, E. E., Adriaens, M., & Kutmon, M. (2021). Assessing the Contribution of Relative Macrophage Frequencies to Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue. Frontiers in nutrition, 8, [675935].
    • Maasen, K., Scheijen, J. L. J. M., Opperhuizen, A., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Van Greevenbroek, M. M., & Schalkwijk, C. G. (2021). Corrigendum to “Quantification of dicarbonyl compounds in commonly consumed foods and drinks; presentation of a food composition database for dicarbonyls” [Food Chemistry, 339 (2020) 128063]. Food Chemistry, 344, [128578].
    • de Ritter, R., Sep, S. J. S., van der Kallen, C. J. H., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., de Jong, M., Vos, R. C., Bots, M. L., Reulen, J. P. H., Houben, A. J. H. M., Webers, C. A. B., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Dagnelie, P. C., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Schram, M. T., Koster, A., Peters, S. A. E., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2021). Sex differences in the association of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes with microvascular complications and function: The Maastricht Study. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 20(1), 102. [102].