Comparing Glutathione in the Plasma of Vegetarian and Omnivore Populations
|Abstract||Background: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that it is possible for a vegetarian to obtain the recommended amount of nutrients with a properly planned diet but nutrient deficiencies, such as vitamin B12 deficiency, may occur if diet planning is not optimal. An early indicator of B12 deficiency is raised homocysteine concentrations in blood which can cause health issues.
Objective: The amino acid methionine is consumed via dietary protein. Methionine is used in the biosynthesis of other proteins. After a removal of a methyl group, it makes homocysteine. Slightly raised homocysteine may promote greater synthesis of glutathione, an important endogenous antioxidant protectant. It can then be recycled back into methionine or ... (more)
|Contributor||Manley, Rachel Christine (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Levinson, Simin (Committee member) / Barth, Christina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Nutrition / Science education|
|Note||Masters Thesis Nutrition 2019|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|