Investigation of the beneficial metabolic effects of dietary fibre fed to laboratory rats

University of Aberdeen

Past award

Student: Paula Lilkova : University of Aberdeen

Year Award Started: 2017

With the current obesity epidemic in mind, our interest is in identifying mechanisms of improving satiety and understanding signalling mechanism involved in body weight regulation that might help combat this worldwide problem. Food-gut-brain signalling is very important in this regard. We have performed animal experiments where macronutrient (fat, protein or carbohydrate) levels have been manipulated. This project will investigate mechanisms behind potential metabolic benefits from added soluble dietary fibre in laboratory rats.

Research area: Other conditions


Dr Alexander Ross
The Rowett Institute