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Dietary fiber and protein: Changes in degradation, fermentation pattern and metabolic response

PhD defence, Wednesday 28 October 2020, Yetong Xu

2020.10.28 | Helle Mitzi Thomsen Reichl

Yetong Xu

During her studies, Yetong Xu researched the effects of dietary fiber and protein on metabolic health. Metabolic diseases are lifestyle-related and are among the most important public health challenges worldwide. Yetong Xu studied how dietary fiber and protein influence intestinal degradation and fermentation patterns, and associate them with metabolic responses by using lean and obese pigs as models. The new research findings will contribute to the understanding of mechanisms of dietary strategies on metabolic regulation.

The PhD study was completed at The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 10.00
Place: To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Charlotte Steffensen; charlotte.steffensen@anis.au.dk       
Title of dissertation: Dietary fiber and protein: Changes in degradation, fermentation pattern and metabolic response of lean and obese pigs
Contact information: Yetong Xu, e-mail: yetongxu@anis.au.dk, tel.: +45 50641816
Members of the assessment committee:
Senior research scientist Sergio Polakof, Human Nutrition, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France
Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor Anne Nilsson, Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University, Sweden
Senior scientist Ole Højberg (Chair), Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:

Senior scientist Helle Nygaard Lærke, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

Co-supervisor:
Senior scientist Mette Skou Hedemann, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

Professor Knud Erik Bach Knudsen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.tech@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.    

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