Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Sport Science
Exercise and Sport Science
Dietary modification involving the removal of animal products, protein, and processed foods results in rapid and significant improvements in multiple health markers. We compared the impact of two restriction models on biomarkers of inflammation, oxidative stress, and cardiovascular health over a 21-day intervention. One model was a stringent vegan diet; the other was identical but included ~30g/d of additional protein in the form of meat and dairy. Compared to baseline, both models resulted in similar and significant improvements in blood lipids, as well as a reduction in inflammation. Modification of dietary intake may improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Alleman, Rick John Jr., "Comparison of a Traditional and Modified Daniel Fast on Blood Lipids, Lipid Peroxidation, and Inflammation" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 465.