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Are Weight and Diet Related to the Gut Microbiome in Healthy College Students Living in the Dorms? : A Cross-Sectional Observational Analysis

Abstract College weight gain and obesity are significant problems impacting our society, leading to a considerable number of comorbidities during and after college. Gut microbiota are increasingly recognized for their role in obesity and weight gain. Currently, research exploring the gut microbiome and its associations with dietary intake and body mass index (BMI) is limited among this population. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess associations between the gut microbiome, BMI, and dietary intake in a population of healthy college students living in two dorms at Arizona State University (n=90). Cross-sectional analyses were undertaken including 24-hour dietary recalls and anthropometrics (height, weight and BMI). High throughput ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Hotz, Ricci-Lee (Author) / Whisner, Corrie (Advisor) / Bruening, Meredith (Committee member) / Vega-Lopez, Sonia (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Microbiology / Public health / college / diet / gut / microbiome / nutrition / weight
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 109 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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