Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

First Advisor

Donald C. Beitz

Second Advisor

Allen H. Trenkle

Third Advisor

Mark S. Hargrove

Abstract

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) purportedly alters body composition, glucose tolerance, hepatic function, lipoprotein distributions, and other markers of health. However, results of research are often inconclusive or contradictory, and presently no studies have investigated the effects of incorporation of CLA from organic, pasture-fed cattle. To determine the effects of CLA in products from pasture-fed beef and dairy cattle, 18 young, healthy women consumed a diet comprised of beef and dairy products either from pasture-fed or grain-fed cattle. Endpoints of interest included insulin resistance, body composition, circulating lipids, and other selected disease risk factors. A diet naturally enriched with a 3.5 fold increase in CLA by incorporation of beef and dairy products from organic, pasture-fed cattle did not result in measurable improvements in selected measures of health in premenopausal women as compared with a similar diet with products from grain-fed cattle.

Comments

ISBN: 9780549684893

Copyright Owner

Andrew William Brown

Language

en

Date Available

January 15, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

125 pages

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