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Almond Consumption During a Walking Intervention in Relation to Heart Rate Recovery


Objective: The purpose of this randomized parallel two-arm trial was to examine the effect that an intervention of combining daily almond consumption (2.5 ounces) with a walking program would have on heart rate recovery and resting heart rate when compared to the control group that consumed a placebo (cookie butter) in men and postmenopausal women, aged 20-69, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Design: 12 men and women from Phoenix, Arizona completed an 8-week walking study (step goal: 10,000 steps per day). Subjects were healthy yet sedentary, non-smokers, free from gluten or nut allergies, who had controlled blood pressure. At week 5, participants were randomized into one of two groups: ALM (2.5 oz of almonds daily for last 3 weeks of tri... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor McElaney, Elizabeth Anne (Author) / Johnston, Carol S (Advisor) / Lespron, Christy L (Committee member) / Sweazea, Karen L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / almonds / fitness / heart rate recovery
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 80 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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