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Nameprof.dr. BJM Witteman MD
FirstnameBen
Emailben.witteman@wur.nl

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DescriptionEndowed Professor in Nutrition and Intestinal Health Transitional Care
OrganizationDepartment of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences
Organization UnitHuman Nutrition & Health
Phone+31 317 485 186
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Visiting addressStippeneng 4
6708WE, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room124/1041
Postal addressPostbus 17
6700AA, WAGENINGEN
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  • MDL-arts - Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei
    Jan 1995 - Present

    Ik werk 4 dagen als MDL-arts. Ik werk zowel klinisch als poliklinisch. Speciale aandachtsgebieden: transmurale voeding, voeding bij ziekte, per-operatieve voeding, Inflammatoire darmziekten en functionele buikklachten. Motiliteitsgerelateerde problemen, malabsorptie en geavanceerde endoscopische technieken.


Biography

Prof. Dr. Ben JM Witteman,

  • Affiliate professor (20%). Wageningen university, Division of Human Nutrition. Special chair: ‘Nutrition and Intestinal health in transitional care’.
  • Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist (80%). Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede.

The major goal of my research is to incorporate nutrition in healthcare especially by improving the nutritional status of individuals with a chronic subclinical disease or abnormality (e.g. Irritable bowel syndrome or Inflammatory bowel disease). Optimal nutrition may prevent further progression to clinical disease and consultation of medical care. For this purpose we initiated the “Alliance Nutrition in health care” in 2009.

My mission is to inform healthcare workers of the sense and non-sense of nutrition in various chronic subclinical diseases. Furthermore, individuals need to be aware of the role that diet can play in improving wellbeing and quality of life. This can ultimately lead to self-management of their chronic subclinical disorder.

Moreover, I want to educate students and colleagues in first and second line health care about the importance of nutrition before, during and after hospitalisation and treatment.


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  Ben Witteman on Linkedin

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Projects

-rol van voeding "anti-inflammatoir dieet" bij de ziekte van Crohn en colitis ulcerosa

-rol van voeding en bewegen bij de behandeling van chronische ziekten.

-rol van voeding, vezels en leefstijl bij patienten met chronische buikklachten.


Education

-Docent college General Medicine

-Meerdere gastcolleges

Courses
  • HNH-30706 - Food Digestion: Nutrient Breakdown and Absorption
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