Public Defence: Are Annesønn Kalstad Are Annesønn Kalstad at Institute of Clinical Medicine will be defending the thesis "The role of n-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular diseases of ageing" for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

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Due to copyright reasons, an electronic copy of the thesis must be ordered from the faculty. In order for the faculty to have time to process the order, it must be received by the faculty no later than 2 days prior to the public defence. Orders received later than 2 days before the defence will not be processed. Inquiries regarding the thesis after the public defence must be addressed to the candidate.

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Adjudication committee

  • First opponent: Research Professor Steen Dalby Kristensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Second opponent: Professor Anette Hylen Ranhoff, University of Bergen
  • Third member and chair of the evaluation committee: Professor Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo

Chair of defence

Professor Torbjørn Omland, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo

Principal supervisor

Ingebjørg Seljeflot, Oslo University Hospital


After experiencing a myocardial infarction, elderly patients have a risk of experiencing new incidents of cardiovascular disease. Are Annesønn Kalstad has shown that elderly patients do not benefit from adding omega-3 fatty acids to ordinary treatment. He has also studied blood borne biomarkers of ageing and ageing related cardiovascular disease.

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Published Jan. 14, 2022 9:53 AM - Last modified Jan. 17, 2022 10:02 AM