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Can A Vegetarian Diet Affect Resting Metabolic Rate or Satiety: A Pilot Study Utilizing a Metabolic Cart and the SenseWear Armband

Abstract Dietary protein is known to increase postprandial thermogenesis more so than carbohydrates or fats, probably related to the fact that amino acids have no immediate form of storage in the body and can become toxic if not readily incorporated into body tissues or excreted. It is also well documented that subjects report greater satiety on high- versus low-protein diets and that subject compliance tends to be greater on high-protein diets, thus contributing to their popularity. What is not as well known is how a high-protein diet affects resting metabolic rate over time, and what is even less well known is if resting metabolic rate changes significantly when a person consuming an omnivorous diet suddenly adopts a vegetarian one. This pilot stu... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Moore, Amy (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Appel, Christy (Advisor) / Gaesser, Glenn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Health sciences / Biochemistry / BodyMedia / metabolic cart / metabolism / satiety / SenseWear Armband / vegetarian
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 85 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Nutrition 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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