PhD defence - Line Quist Bendtsen

Line Quist Bendtsen is defending her PhD thesis

Dairy proteins and energy balance

Time

3 June 2015, 13:00

Venue

Aud. A2-70 03, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C

Opponents 

Associate professor Lotte Lauritzen (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

G. Harvey Anderson, University of Toronto, Canada

Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga, University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Supervisors

Associate professor Anders M. Sjödin, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Assistant Professor Janne Kunchel Lorenzen,

Professor Arne Astrup, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

About the thesis

High protein diets affect energy balance beneficially through decreased hunger, enhanced satiety and increased energy expenditure. Dairy products are a major source of protein. Dairy proteins are comprised of two classes, casein (80%) and whey proteins (20%), which are both of high quality, but casein is absorbed slowly and whey is absorbed rapidly.

The present PhD study investigated the effects of total dairy proteins, whey, and casein, on energy balance and the mechanisms behind any differences in the effects of the specific proteins.

The results do not support the hypothesis that dairy proteins, whey or casein are more beneficial than other protein sources in the regulation of energy balance, and suggest that dairy proteins, whey or casein seem to play only a minor role, if any, in the prevention and treatment of obesity.

2015, 128 pages, ISBN 978 87 7611 896 7