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dc.contributor.supervisorJones, Peter (Food Science)en
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Quangeng
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-12T21:18:54Z
dc.date.available2008-09-12T21:18:54Z
dc.date.issued2008-09-12T21:18:54Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/3078
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Diaclyglycerol (DAG) oil has the potential as an effective weight control agent as well as an agent to modify overweight related complications. OBJECTIVE: We aim to examine the efficacy of DAG oil (Enova oilTM) on regulating energy expenditure (EE), fat oxidation, body composition, lipid profiles and hepatic lipogenesis in comparison with conventional oils. DESIGN: Twenty-six overweight hypertriglyceridemic women consumed DAG or control oil for 28 days separated by a 4-week washout period using a randomized crossover design. Forty grams of either DAG or control oil were consumed daily by each study subject. RESULTS: DAG oil consumption for a period of 4-week does not alter total EE, fat oxidation, lean mass, fasting lipid profile or fatty acids synthesis rate, but effectively reduces (p<0.05) body weight and adiposity. CONCLUSION: DAG oil maybe an useful agent in the battle against obesity. However, its body weight/composition control effects are not from increasing of lean mass, or postprandial EE and fat oxidation. The consumption of DAG oil for a period of 4-week does not necessarily modify fasting lipid profiles or hepatic lipogenesis to reduce risk of coronary heart diseases in overweight hypertriglyceridemic subjects.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsopen accessen_US
dc.subjectdiacylglycerolen
dc.subjecttriacylglycerolen
dc.subjectEnergy expenditureen
dc.subjectfat oxidationen
dc.subjectlipid profilesen
dc.subjecthepatic lipogenesisen
dc.titleDiacylglycerol: mechanism and efficacy as a functional oilen
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineHuman Nutritional Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeMoghadasian, Mohammed (Human Nutritional Sciences), Giesbrecht, Gordon (Kinesiology and Recreation Management)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2008en


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