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The Effects of Omega 3 Supplementation on Markers of Obesity and Endothelial Function in Healthy Subjects

Abstract ABSTRACT The hormone leptin is an important regulator of body weight and energy balance, while nitric oxide (NO) produced in the blood vessels is beneficial for preventing disease-induced impaired vasodilation and hypertension. Elevations in the free radical superoxide can result in impaired vasodilation through scavenging of NO. Omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is beneficial at reducing body weight and in lowering many cardiovascular risk factors like atherosclerosis. The present study was designed to examine the change in plasma concentrations of leptin, nitric oxide, and the antioxidant superoxide dismutase in addition to examining the association between leptin and NO in healthy normal weight adult female subjects before and... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Alanbagy, Samer (Author) / Sweazea, Karen (Advisor) / Johnston, Carol (Committee member) / Shepard, Christina (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Nutrition / Physiology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 156 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Nutrition 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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