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The Acute Effects of Starch Sources on Glycemic Index, Glycemic Response, Insulinemic Response and Satiety-Related Hormones in Dogs

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Title: The Acute Effects of Starch Sources on Glycemic Index, Glycemic Response, Insulinemic Response and Satiety-Related Hormones in Dogs
Author: Rankovic, Alexandra
Department: Department of Clinical Studies
Program: Clinical Studies
Advisor: Verbrugghe, Adronie
Abstract: This thesis investigated the glycemic index (GI) of single starch sources in dogs, including cooked white rice, cooked green lentils and white bread, as compared to a glucose control. In addition, commercial extruded dog foods featuring different categories of starch sources (traditional, whole grain, grain-free and vegan) were investigated for their glycemic response, insulinemic response, GI and satiety-related hormones (ghrelin, leptin, GLP-1, GIP, PP, and PYY). There were no differences in GI between the single starch sources tested. There were no differences in glycemic response, insulinemic response, GI or the satiety-related hormones measured between the commercial diets tested. Further research is necessary to investigate and modify canine GI methodology so that it may become reliable for future use, in addition to investigating the physiological benefits of low GI foods for dogs. Further research is also needed to investigate the correlation of satiety-related hormones and other measures of satiety in dogs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14178
Date: 2018-08
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