Lars Ove Dragsted

Professor, Head of Section for Bioactive Foods and Health


Lars Ove Dragsted is a professor of Biomedicine and Nutrigenomics and has been involved in several large/multicentre studies on health promoting foods and diets. Two of these are specifically related to defining and testing Nordic diets; these include the studies conducted at the Nordea Foundation OPUS Research Centre 2009-14, and the studies under the Nordic Council of Ministers’ SYSDIET Centre of Excellence 2008-13.

Professor Dragsteds main research interests are the mechanisms behind the positive health effects of Fruit and Vegetables and the development of the new metabolomics technologies for elucidating nutritional biochemistry and developing better biomarkers for monitoring compliance in nutrition research. Metabolomics and biomarker applications are also his main role in the two Nordic diet studies.