Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Sport Science
Exercise, Sport & Movement Sci
Background: In recent years, time-restricted feeding, alternate day fasting, and the Daniel Fast have garnered attention as potential dietary interventions to combat obesity. Objective: To compare the effects of various dietary models on measures of body composition and physical performance in male C57BL/6 mice. Methods: 60 young C57BL/6 male mice were assigned to a diet of time-resticted feeding, alternate day fasting, the Daniel Fast, caloric restriction, a high-fat diet, or a standard rodent chow for 8 weeks. Body composition and run time to exhaustion were determined. Results: Compared to the high-fat ad libitum grounp, all groups displayed significantly less weight and fat mass gain and non-significant changes in fat free mass. Additionally, although not statistically significant, all groups displayed greater run time to exhaustion, relative to the high-fat ad libitum group. Conclusion: The Daniel Fast, time-restricted feeding, and alternate day fasting may improve body composition and physical performance as compared to a hight-fat diet.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Smith, Nicholas John Grayson, "A Comparison of Dietary and Caloric Restriction Models on Measures of Body Composition and Physical Performance in Young Mice" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1809.