Christian Lodberg Hvas
Christian Lodberg Hvas: “The intestinal microbiota is pivotal for human health. While microbiota may be disrupted by antibiotics or intestinal disease, it may be restored by faecal microbiota transplantation, called FMT. In severe diarrhea caused by the bacteria C. difficile, FMT may cure up to 90% of the patients. Some vitamins or minerals may also improve the microbiota. I wish to explore how FMT and specific vitamins or minerals exert their positive effects on the microbiota. This is done by scientific studies and by clinical trials. For FMT to become available to all patients in need, the basis for a suitable legislation is needed. I wish to contribute to that during European research collaborations. The vision in the project is to save lives and improve nutrition through modulation of the intestinal microbiota, for the direct benefit of patients with intestinal diseases.”
Christian Lodberg Hvas is consultant gastroenterologist at Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital, and associate professor at Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, since 2016.
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