Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6162

Date

2018

Date of Award

4-30-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Health and Sport Science

Concentration

Exercise, Sport & Movement Sci

Committee Member

Douglass Powell

Committee Member

Melissa Puppa

Committee Member

Richard Bloomer

Abstract

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.

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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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