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Effects of Coconut Oil Supplementation on Biomarkers of Inflammation and Lipid Peroxidation


Objective: The purpose of this randomized, placebo-controlled trial was to investigate the effect a daily coconut oil supplement (2 grams) would have on a common serum marker of systemic inflammation (C-reactive protein) and an indicator of oxidative stress (TBARS) when compared to the control group receiving a placebo capsule (white flour) in healthy, sedentary adults between the ages of 18-40 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Design: This study was designed as secondary analyses of blood samples originally collected to study the effects of coconut oil supplementation on blood lipids and body composition. The original study consisted of 32 healthy, adult volunteers recruited from the Arizona State University campus in Phoenix, Arizona. Parti... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Norman, Lisa Marie (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Shepard, Christina (Committee member) / Ellis, Melissa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Aging / Health sciences / Coconut Oil / Inflammation / Lipid peroxidation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 70 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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