Tine Rask Licht

Tine Rask Licht

Professor, Head of Research Group

NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Research Group for Gut, Microbes and Health

Technical University of Denmark

Kemitorvet

Building 202, room 1218

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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2019
05 FEB

Grains are beneficial to health

A six-year-long, large-scale research cooperation has documented that a diet, which includes whole-grains helps to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
2018
15 NOV

No reason to recommend a low-gluten diet for everyone

Large study of the effects of eating a low-gluten diet has not prompted the researchers behind it to recommend that people eat a gluten-free diet—unless they suffer from coeliac disease or gluten intolerance.    

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
16 JUL

Q&A - Do gut bacteria cause obesity?

Research into gut bacteria has exploded over the past ten years. Scientists are investigating the role these bacteria play for our health, including how they affect our weight.

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
2017
02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of inflammation in their bodies decreases. These are some of the findings of a large Danish study headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. The...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
2016
18 NOV

Gut bacteria affect our metabolism

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the same diet. A study from the National Food Institute confirms this finding while seeking new perspectives on the reasons behind this link...

Health and diseases
27 JUN

Food’s transit time is a key factor in digestive health

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit time is a key factor in a healthy digestive system. This is the finding of a study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
11 FEB

Transition to family food determines infants’ gut bacteria

It is the transition to eating the family’s food and not the weight of the mother that has the greatest impact on the composition of gut bacteria in nine-month-old children. This is one of the findings from a study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and the University of Copenhagen. Knowledge about how...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits
06 JAN

Invitation to Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture on Friday 22 January 2016. Tine Rask Licht will give a lecture on background, status and prospects of her research in gut microbiology. The general aim of her research is to understand the relation between diet, gut microorganisms...

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2014
09 MAY

PhD defence on the influence of early bacterial colonization on the development of the mouse immune system

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Mathilde Bylov Kristensen’s PhD defence on the influence of early bacterial colonization on the development of the mouse immune system. The defence takes place on 26 May 2014 at 2pm.

Food safety
07 MAY

Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child's gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and the University of Copenhagen. The study shows that breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial lactic acid bacteria...

Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
2012
13 DEC

PhD defence on the effects of gut microbes on the gut metabolism

The National Food Institute invites to Karolina Sulek’s PhD defence on how useful bacteria, probiotics, and useful carbohydrates, prebiotics, influence the composition of substances, which are formed by the bacteria in the gut. The defence takes place 8 January 2013 at 13.00.

Food quality
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01 JAN

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