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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)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Manley, Rachel Christine (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Levinson, Simin (Committee member) / Barth, Christina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Science education
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 77 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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