Professor Astrup is one of the global leaders in nutrition and obesity research, and has been the leading force in several major multi-centre and pan-European studies on optimal diets for weight control and body weight regulation. The is also the Director of the Nordea Foundation OPUS Research Centre 2009-13 responsible for developing and testing the New Nordic Diet. He is Knight of the First Order of Dannebrog 2012. Citation H-index: 62. Currently Associate Editor of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
<br>Professor Astrup's main areas of interest are physiology and pathophysiology of energy and substrate metabolism, especially the etiology and treatment of obesity.