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Vitamin C Supplementation and Physical Activity Levels in Young Men


Abstract Among its many roles in the body, ascorbic acid functions as a cofactor in carnitine and catecholamine synthesis, metabolites involved in fat oxidation and mood regulation, respectively. Given that fat oxidation and mood affect one's feelings of vigor, I hypothesized that those with lower levels of plasma ascorbic acid would be less likely to exercise at high levels than individuals with adequate or high levels of vitamin C. To test this, I conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention. A group of healthy, non-smoking males between the ages of 18 and 40 were put on a vitamin C-restricted diet for two weeks and then randomized to a control group that received placebo capsules for six weeks or an intervention group that rec... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Netland, Heidi (Author) / Johnston, Carol S (Advisor) / Swan, Pamela D (Committee member) / Hampl, Jeffery S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / METs / mood / pedometer / Physical Activity / POMS / Vitamin C
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 126 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Nutrition 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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