Title page for ETD etd-11292012-040056
|Type of Document
||Kennel, Phyllis D.
||The effect of exercise and fish oil supplements on the blood lipid levels of the hamster
||Master of Science
||Human Nutrition and Foods
|Thye, Forrest W.
|Humphrey, Roy H.
|Taper, L. Janette
|Date of Defense
The effect of aerobic exercise and fish oil supplements
on plasma lipid parameters was investigated in the hamster.
The hamsters were fed a basal hypercholesterolemio purified
diet (0.1% cholesterol, 15% fat) to elicit an elevated lipid
response. Fifty-six hypercholesterolemic hamsters were
divided into four groups: control, swimming (trained up to
one hour every other day), daily fish oil supplementation
(.35g/kg/day omega—3), and a swimming/fish oil co~bination.
. The effect of these treatments on plasma TC, TG and pooled
samples of plasma HDL-C, HDL2—C, LDL-C and VLDL—C was
studied over 12 weeks. All hamsters had a significant
increase in body weight. Feed intakes increased at 6 weeks
and then declined over the second 6 weeks, but remained
above the beginning levels.
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