Date of Award
Master of Science
Marie VanDer Merwe
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Sharma, Sunita, "The Effect of Dietary Interventions on Intestinal-associated Metabolites and Immune Parameters" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1808.