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Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg

Physician and professor of physiology

Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg is a physician and professor of physiology with a research focus on the healing aspects of oxytocin.

Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg has found, among other things, that oxytocin reduces pain and anxiety, decreases blood pressure, and reduces the levels of stress hormones.

Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg’s discoveries have e.g. helped to stimulate the development of oxytocin to become a pharmaceutical drug, to be used to increase social competence in autistic individuals, to decrease anxiety, stress and depression, and to increase well-being. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg was also one of the first to study the role of oxytocin in response to closeness and touch as well as its role during interaction between parents and children and other types of relationships including that between humans and animals.

Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg
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