Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Sport Science
Exercise and Sport Science
The goal of the investigation was to examine the influence of a dietary intervention, with/without exercise, on markers of inflammation in plasma. Male Long-Evans rats (n = 28, aged 3-4 weeks) were assigned to either a “Daniel Fast” or “Western Diet” with/without exercise training for 13 weeks. Regular exercise training was performed three days a week. Following the 13-week intervention, the animals were sacrificed, followed by blood collection. Cytokines were measured via a magnetic bead panel assay. No statistical significance was found between groups (p > 0.05); however, a pattern was noted for both IL-1β and IL-10. Body weight gain was greater in WD vs. all other groups. Body composition demonstrated a lower fat mass in DF groups vs. WD groups and no difference between groups in lean mass. These data indicate that the DF, coupled with exercise, may produce favorable results concerning health and inflammatory status compared to the WD.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Gunnels, Trint Arlon, "Influence of Dietary Modification and/or Exercise on Markers of Inflammation in Male Rats" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 919.