Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

569

Date

2012

Date of Award

4-18-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Health and Sport Science

Concentration

Exercise and Sport Science

Committee Chair

Richard Bloomer

Committee Member

Zsolt Murlasits

Committee Member

Randal Buddington

Abstract

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.

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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