Portrait of Professor Lars Agréus
Lars Agréus - Professor of General Medical Gastroenterology at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society since 2007.
Approximately half the population has symptoms from the gut, and about 15 per cent have significant problems. Gastro- oesophageal reflux, dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome, the so-called functional diagnoses, which often lack an identifiable cause, are among the commonest ailments affecting the population.
Several large population-based studies have improved our understanding of these functional diagnoses. These include the comprehensive Kalixanda study "The Kalix Haparanda Upper GI Study", which included over a thousand randomly selected subjects.