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Effects of a Fat-Sugar Supplemented Diet, With and Without Exercise Training, on Endothelial Function, Blood Pressure, and Markers of Cardiovascular Risk

Abstract The Western Pattern diet has been characterized by having greater than 50 percent consumption coming from fat and sugar. This macronutrient allocation has been shown to have deleterious effects on endothelial function and metabolic markers of cardiovascular disease. Exercise has been shown to improve vascular reactivity and metabolic markers related to cardiovascular health. The objective of the study was to determine if exercise training can prevent the anticipated deleterious effects of a fat-sugar supplemented diet on endothelial function and blood markers of cardiovascular risk in young men. Twenty-one, healthy college-aged males were randomly assigned to either the doughnut + exercise or doughnut only groups. Both groups were fed 2 dou... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Black, Laurie Elizabeth (Author) / Gaesser, Glenn (Advisor) / Cataldo, Donna (Committee member) / Sweazea, Karen (Committee member) / Vega-Lopez, Sonia (Committee member) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Kinesiology / Nutrition / Dietary Fat / Dietary Sugar / Endothelial Function / High Intensity Interval Exercise / Metabolic Markers
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 156 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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