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Nazikussabah Zaharudin is defending her PhD thesis at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

Ph.d.-forsvar — Nazikussabah Zaharudin is defending her PhD thesis: Seaweed bioactivity: Effects on glucose liberation

Info

Date & Time:

Place:
Auditorium A1-01.01, Festauditoriet, Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg.

Hosted by:
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

Cost:
Free

Time

18 December 2017,  08:30

Place

Auditorium A1-01.01, Festauditoriet, Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg.

Opponents

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

Supervisor

Professor Lars Ove Dragsted, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Co-supervisor

Professor Dan Stærk, Faculty of Health and Medicinal Sciences, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen

About the thesis

Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels) is one of the risk factor of type 2 diabetes (T2D) when it is sustained over a longer period of time. Having the right food intake such as functional foods may help lowering the average blood sugar levels. Marine-derived seaweeds may be one food candidate in terms of functional food. Seaweeds contain valuable nutrients and compounds such as fatty acids, dietary fibres, and polyphenols.

Therefore, in this PhD thesis, the investigations and exploitation of seaweeds in in vitro and human studies have been reported, as it may provide valuable evidence, which could potentially be used in to control blood glucose levels. This thesis focuses on the effects of seaweeds on carbohydrate digestive enzymes in vitro and possible effects on human postprandial blood responses.

Read more: http://nexs.ku.dk/english/calendar/2017/phd_nazikussabah-zaharudin/

 

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