Effect of varying levels of carbohydrate diets on weight loss, ketone production, and urinary calcium excretion on overweight college students

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dc.contributor.advisor Kandiah, Jayanthi en_US
dc.contributor.author Brinson, Dawn M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:13Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2006 .B75 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188230
dc.description.abstract This study determined outcomes of a low-carbohydrate (CHO) and moderate-CHO diet on weight loss, ketone production, and urinary calcium excretion in a convenience sample of 14 (ages 18-26, m=2, f=12) overweight students at a midwestern college for one month in a two-week, cross over study design. Results showed significant weight loss in subjects over time (p< .01). However, no significant difference between diet groups over time for weight loss was shown. Outcome of urine ketone production remained unaffected over time and between groups over time. A significant difference was noted in urinary calcium excretion within subjects over time (p=.035), yet not between groups over time. These findings suggest that weight loss may be due to a decrease in water and lean body mass from glycogen mobilization. Ketone production was unaffected possibly due to non-compliance with diet recommendations and small sample size of the study. Urinary calcium excretion increases may be attributed to higher protein intakes in participants on the modified-CHO diets, possibly allowing for a negative calcium balance in the body leading to premature osteoporosis.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent iv, 85 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Low-carbohydrate diet -- Physiological effect. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reducing diets -- Physiological effect. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Physiology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.title Effect of varying levels of carbohydrate diets on weight loss, ketone production, and urinary calcium excretion on overweight college students en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1339142 en_US


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