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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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dc.contributor.advisor Verbrugghe, Adronie
dc.contributor.author Rankovic, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-04T17:09:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-01T05:00:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-08
dc.date.created 2018-08-16
dc.date.issued 2018-09-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14178
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject dog en_US
dc.subject carbohydrate en_US
dc.subject starch en_US
dc.subject glycemic index en_US
dc.subject glucose en_US
dc.subject insulin en_US
dc.title The Acute Effects of Starch Sources on Glycemic Index, Glycemic Response, Insulinemic Response and Satiety-Related Hormones in Dogs en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Clinical Studies en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Clinical Studies en_US
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