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Bohdan Luhovyy, PhD

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator

Evaristus 317 
Tel: (902) 457-6256, Fax: (902) 457-6134

Education and Training:

2006 – 2011: Senior Research Associate, University of Toronto
2002 – 2005: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
2001: PhD, 1996: MSc, Ivan Franko National University of L'viv, Ukraine

Current Teaching Areas:
Introductory Foods: Plant Origin (NUTR 1102)
Introductory Foods: Animal Origin (NUTR 1103)
Food Processing (NUTR 2204)
Natural Health Products (NUTR 3205)
Issues in Food Product Development (NUTR 4400/GAHN 6400)



Research Interests:

My research interests are primarily focused on the area of functional foods and food-derived bioactivities, and therefore combine several disciplines including nutrition, food science, and physiology. I am particularly interested in mechanisms of adaptive responses to chronic dietary exposures and my research program is aimed to investigate the role of food-born substances in physiologic and metabolic regulations. The practical implication of this research is to find efficacious dietary approaches for prevention/reduction of metabolic syndrome and other chronic diseases. My long-term goal is to investigate the nutraceutical potential of various crops, commodities as well as food products with added functional ingredients and formulated for children and adolescents. The ultimate goal of my research and teaching is to provide better knowledge of health effects associated with foods, translate this knowledge from the lab to the community and thereby contribute to better collaboration between academia, agri-food sector and public health.


My other activities:

•    Director of Breakfast Program Association of Fairview
     (Please contact me if you are interested to prepare and serve breakfasts to school children)
•    Faculty mentor for Canadian Nutrition Society and Canadian Obesity Network student chapters
     Recent Publications and Presentations:

Luhovyy BL, Mollard RC, Panahi S, Nunez MF, Cho F, Anderson GH.(2015). Canned navy bean consumption reduces metabolic risk factors associated with obesity. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 76(1), 33-37.

Luhovyy BL, Mollard R, Yurchenko S, Nunez MF, Berengut S, Liu TT, Smith C, Pelkman C, Anderson GH.(2014). The effects of whole grain high-amylose maize flour as a source of resistant starch on blood glucose, satiety and food intake in young men. Journal of Food Science, 79(12). H2550-6.

Luhovyy BL, Pollard D, Yu CJ, Gheller B, Keddy S, Glanville NT, Quaderi M, Mollard RC.  Higher consumption of cooked, pureed navy beans and yellow peas added to a mixed meal lead to increased satiety and improved dietary intake in children. Submitted to Canadian Nutrition Society: 6th Annual Meeting May 28-30, 2015 - Winnipeg, Manitoba. Accepted.

Gheller B, McCormick M, Li A, Glanville NT, Anini Y, Bellissimo N, Hamilton J, Anderson GH, Luhovyy BL. Higher circulating levels of insulin after a dairy snack in children are not determined by insulin secretion as measured by C-peptide but rather reduced levels of hepatic insulin extraction. Canadian Nutrition Society: 5th Annual Meeting, June 5-7, 2014, St. John's, NL. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2014, 39(5):621.

El Khoury D, Panahi S, Luhovyy BL, Goff DH, Anderson GH.(2015). Interaction of mealtime ad libitum beverage and food intake with meal advancement in healthy young men and women. Physiology and Behavior, 143 (May 1). 39-44.

Anderson GH, Liu Y, Smith CE, Liu TT, Nunez MF, Mollard RC, Luhovyy BL.(2014). The acute effects of commercially available pulse powders on postprandial glycaemic response in healthy young men. British Journal of Nutrition 112(12), 1966-73.

Anderson GH, Khodabandeh S, Patel BP, Luhovyy BL, Bellissimo N, Mollard RC. (2014). Meal-time exposure to food advertisements while watching television increases food intake in overweight and obese girls, but has a paradoxical effect in boys. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 40(2), 162-7.

Panahi S, El Khoury D, Kubant R, Akhavan T, Luhovyy BL, Goff DE, Anderson GH. (2014). Mechanism of action of whole milk and its components on glycemic control in healthy young men. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 25(11), 1124-31.

Mollard RC, Wong CL, Luhovyy BL, Cho F, Anderson GH. (2014). Second-meal effects of pulses on blood glucose and subjective appetite following a standardized meal 2 h later. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 39(7), 849-51.

Akhavan T, Luhovyy BL, Panahi S, Kubant R, Brown P, Anderson GH. (2014). Mechanism of action of pre-meal consumption of whey protein on glycemic control in young adults. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 25(1), 36-43.