Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition is by definition nutritional and metabolic problems in humans with some kind of disease or disability.


We conduct multiple intervention studies in patients, mostly in hospitals, aiming at:

  • Reduction of the loss of lean body mass seen in all patients with active inflammatory disease from cancer to septic shock.
  • Unfortunate consequences of treatments such as cytostatic or dialysis.
  • Acceleration of wound healing, both chronic and postoperative.
  • Nutrition to support training in patients during rehabilitation.
  • Plant based diets in metabolic disease such as diabetes mellitus to reduce blood sugar fluctuations.
  • Alleviation of sensoric problems during cytostatic treatment.
  • Phosphate and calcium balance in kidney diseases.
  • Dietary problems in dysphagia.
  • Prevention of the re-feeding syndrome.
  • The effects of cannabinols on the appetite in cancer patients.
  • Organization of the nutritional services in hospitals.


Head of research group

Jens Rikardt Andersen
Associate professor

Members of research group

Name Title Phone E-mail
Jens Rikardt Andersen Associate Professor +4535332504 E-mail
Mahsa Jalili Assistant Professor +4535332653 E-mail