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Charlotte Lauridsen

Professor, Head of Department

Charlotte Lauridsen
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My research activities are primarily concerned on nutrition and physiology of animal husbandry with focus on the importance of vitamins (vitamin E, A, C og D), lipids, fatty acids, natural and synthetic antioxidants and selected minerals for especial monogastric animals liveability, health, reproduction, nutrient utilisation, and product quality. The research involves basic and applied physiological investigations with special emphasis on the digestion, absorption, metabolism, and utilisation of these nutrients, and the applied methods involve measurements of especially fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins within the whole spectre from cell- to whole animal level. One of the major interests is the importance of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids and vitamin E for the resistance against infectious diseases, and the area comprises both humoral- and cell-mediated immunological measurements, including eicosanoids and inflammatory markers. The working area covers in addition the application of animal models (pigs and rats) for humans, for instance studies regarding the importance of organic food and human health; the interaction between diet and therapies for patients whose health is compromised by infectious diseases; and investigations on the nutritional quality of food and health-potential characteristics.


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