Agneta Åkesson

Agneta Åkesson

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852487542
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 CVD-NUT-EPI Åkesson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor of Epidemiology, specializing in nutrition and toxicology
    Head of the Cardiovascular and Nutritional Epidemiology unit
    Deputy head of department 2018-2022


  • The overall aim of our research is to increase knowledge on how diet and drinking water, including their content of environmental pollutants affect our health. We combine epidemiological research with expertise in nutrition, toxicology and environmental medicine. By establishing this new area of research, we can further improve the understanding of factors of importance for the prevention of major chronic diseases and for sustainability.

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  • Professor, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2015-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2007
  • Master Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2000
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2000


  • Shuai Yuan, Modifiable Risk Factors, Blood Proteins and Venous Thromboembolism,, 2020

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