PhD defence - Nazikussabah Zaharudin
Nazikussabah Zaharudin is defending her PhD thesis
Effects on glucose liberation
18 December 2017, 08:30
Auditorium A1-01.01, Festauditoriet, Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg.
Associate Professor Thomas Meinert Larsen (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Principal Research Officer Catherine Stanton, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
Adjunct Professor Kaj Winther, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Lars Ove Dragsted, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Dan Stærk, Faculty of Health and Medicinal Sciences, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
Seaweed Bioactivity – Effects on Glucose Liberation
Seaweeds are consumed in many countries and are also part of folk medicine. Among the possible actions are effects on carbohydrate digestion and appetite. In this PhD study several species of seaweeds were tested for content of inhibitors of starch degradation. Several species contained mixed-type inhibitors of starch degrading enzymes and some of these inhibitors were identified.
Two seaweed species were selected for a human challenge study and were provided at a 5g dose together with corn starch. Effects on postprandial appetite and insulin levels were observed indicating future potential in functional foods.
2017, 155 pages.
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