Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6161

Author

Sunita Sharma

Date

2018

Date of Award

4-20-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Nutrition

Concentration

Nutrition Science

Committee Chair

Marie VanDer Merwe

Committee Member

Randal Buddington

Committee Member

Brandt Pence

Abstract

The obesity epidemic has driven the search for dietary interventions for weight reduction. In the current study we determined the role of dietary composition and also timing of feeding on weight loss, with a specific focus on changes in intestinal parameters. Mice were divided into different groups with different feeding protocols. Dietary interventions altered weight gain and body composition and intestinal parameters including small intestinal length and cecum weight. There was no difference in splenic or colonic B and T cell populations, but regulatory T cells numbers were altered with the vegan-based diet.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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