Dissertation defense Mohammad Mukul Hossain

We congratulate Dr. Mohammad Mukul Hossain from the Department of Food and Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Health Benefits of Oat (Avena sativa) Bioactives: Acute and Second-meal Effects of Oat Polar Lipids and Beta-glucans” on June 13, 2024 in Lund. The opponent was Associate Professor Jonas Burén from Umeå University.

About the thesis:

This thesis investigates the health benefits of bioactive substances from oats, focusing on polar lipids and beta-glucans. Four intervention studies were conducted with healthy young adults to investigate postprandial metabolic effects of test foods fortified with oat polar lipids (OPL) or beta-glucans. Results show that OPL improves blood glucose regulation and reduces circulating triglycerides both after breakfast and after a standardized lunch. In addition, OPL increases the release of satiety hormones such as GLP-1 and PYY and reduces the release of the hunger hormone ghrelin. Consumption of beta-glucans from oats also improves postprandial glycemic responses and appetite sensations. This research contributes to the development of innovative food products with preventive potential against cardiometabolic diseases.

Link to more information about the thesis

We congratulate Mukul on his successful defence and wish him all the best in his future career.