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Nutrition and Sleep Seminar at Svenska Läkaresällskapet

  • 7 May, 2024
  • Author: Therese-melander

On March 7, we organized the seminar Nutrition and Sleep: What advice can we give based on science? at Svenska Läkaresällskapet.

During the seminar, the importance of nutrition for our health and well-being was explored. Discussions revolved around how our diet can improve health conditions in chronic and inflammatory diseases, reduce the risk of cancer, promote a healthier gut flora, and lead to a longer and healthier life.

Nothing is as fundamental to our health as sleep. Deep sleep allows the brain to recover from all the impressions and experiences of the waking hours; cells are built up and strengthened during sleep. Prolonged sleep deprivation can have a wide range of undesirable consequences for the body and our health.

Under the guidance of Kerstin Brismar, these questions and topics were addressed and discussed with leading researchers in the fields of nutrition and sleep.


John AxelssonProfessor, sleep researcher, and research group leader at Stressforskningsinstitutet, Stockholms universitet and Karolinska Institutet.
Robert CaesarAssociate Professor at the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, the Institute of Medicine, Göteborgs universitet.
Jonathan CedernaesMedical doctor with a PhD in medicine and Associate Professor in Medical Cell Biology.
Susanna JernelövLecturer in Clinical Health Psychology and Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet.
Ann FernholmScience journalist, PhD in Molecular Biotechnology from Uppsala universitet.
Stine StörsrudSenior Dietitian and Associate Professor at the Department of Specialist Medicine, at Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset in Göteborg.
Tina SundelinAssociate Professor in Psychology at Stockholms universitet.
Lennart WetterbergProfessor Emeritus, Karolinska Institutet.
Torbjörn ÅkerstedtProfessor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholms universitet.
Kerstin BrismarProfessor, Karolinska Institutet.
Copyrights: Evelina Carborn

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