The effect of a low fat, low glycemic index, moderate carbohydrate diet on risk factors for metabolic syndrome

dc.contributor.advisorMeckling, K.A.
dc.contributor.authorBrett, Kendra Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:47:06Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:47:06Z
dc.date.copyright2010
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the efficacy of combining a low glycemic index (GI) diet with a low fat, moderate carbohydrate diet with regular exercise on risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults with Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). This was a 12 week intervention that consisted of 3 weekly exercise sessions and a low fat diet with a 2:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio. Compared to the high GI group, the low GI group experienced a greater reduction in the number of subjects classified with MetS, and a significantly greater change in body mass index, percent body fat and hip circumference. This group attended more exercise sessions, and had significant improvements from baseline in waist circumference, blood pressure, triglyceride levels, strength and exercising heart rate. This suggests that individuals following the low GI intervention will experience greater improvements in CVD risk factors than individuals following the high GI intervention.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/20084
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectDieten_US
dc.subjectLow Glycemicen_US
dc.subjectExerciseen_US
dc.subjectCardiovascular diseaseen_US
dc.subjectMetabolic Syndromeen_US
dc.titleThe effect of a low fat, low glycemic index, moderate carbohydrate diet on risk factors for metabolic syndromeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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