• Cardiac adaptation in hibernating, free-ranging Scandinavian Brown Bears (Ursus arctos 

      Jørgensen, Peter Godsk; Evans, Alina; Kindberg, Jonas; Olsen, Lisbeth Høier; Galatius, Søren; Fröbert, Ole (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      During six months of annual hibernation, the brown bear undergoes unique physiological changes to adapt to decreased metabolic rate. We compared cardiac structural and functional measures of hibernating and active bears ...
    • Potential natural immunization against atherosclerosis in hibernating bears 

      Samal, Shailesh Kumar; Fröbert, Ole; Kindberg, Jonas; Stenvinkel, Peter; Frostegård, Johan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Brown bears (Ursus arctos) hibernate for 5–6 months during winter, but despite kidney insufciency, dyslipidemia and inactivity they do not seem to develop atherosclerosis or cardiovascular disease (CVD). IgM antibodies ...
    • The Brown bear as a translational model for sedentary lifestyle-related diseases 

      Fröbert, Ole; Fröbert, Anne Mette; Kindberg, Jonas; Arnemo, Jon Martin; Overgaard, Michael Toft (Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Sedentary lifestyle accelerates biological ageing, is a major risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome and is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, kidney failure, sarcopenia and osteoporosis. ...