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dc.contributor.supervisorAukema, Harold (Human Nutritional Sciences) Taylor, Carla (Human Nutritional Sciences)en_US
dc.contributor.authorWojcik, Jennifer
dc.description.abstractDespite inconsistent results in the literature, high protein diets are being promoted for the management of metabolic syndrome parameters primarily due to their proposed favorable effects on weight loss. Therefore, lean and fa/fa Zucker rats were given normal and high protein diets with varying protein sources for 12 weeks. A high protein diet with a mixture of animal and plant protein sources was the most effective for improving metabolic syndrome parameters, specifically insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis. A high protein soy diet was the second most effective diet, while a high protein casein diet demonstrated no benefits compared to the other two high protein diets and minimal benefits compared to a normal protein casein diet. Interestingly, high protein diets did not affect body weight regardless of protein source. These findings suggest that the source of protein within a high protein diet is critical for improving metabolic syndrome parameters and that improvements can be observed independent of weight loss.en_US
dc.subjectHigh protein dietsen_US
dc.subjectmetabolic syndromeen_US
dc.subjectinsulin resistanceen_US
dc.subjecthepatic steatosisen_US
dc.subjectfa/fa Zucker raten_US
dc.titleThe Effects of High Protein Diets on Metabolic Syndrome Parameters in the fa/fa Zucker Raten_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US Nutritional Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeMyrie, Semone (Human Nutritional Sciences) Shen, Gary (Physiology)en_US of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2014en_US

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