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dc.contributor.advisorLukaszuk, Judith M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHerbig, Dawn Michelleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T21:16:03Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T21:16:03Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17708
dc.descriptionAdvisors: Judith M. Lukaszuk.en_US
dc.descriptionCommittee members: Masih Shokrani; Josephine Umoren.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Growing evidence suggests that obesity is associated with systemic inflammation. The level of inflammation can be exacerbated by one or more existing food intolerances. Furthermore, studies have shown that diet quality, not quantity, plays an important role in potential inflammation caused by foods. It is therefore, important to determine if dietary patterns alone or in combination with increased adiposity have a greater effect on systemic inflammation and body composition.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: Hence, the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of food elimination using the ALCAT food elimination protocol, on body composition and overall body inflammatory markers.en_US
dc.description.abstractMethods: One hundred thirty-one participants were randomly assigned to either a treatment (n=72) or a control (n=59) group in this pre- and post-test double blind experimental study. All participants followed a 4-week elimination diet based on ALCAT testing protocol, completed a medical symptoms questionnaire at the beginning and end of the study, had their blood drawn for inflammatory markers and provided anthropometric measurements for body composition analysis.. In additions Participants kept an exercise log and food log during the study. Within and between group differences in body composition and inflammatory markers were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA. Significant main and interaction effects were analyzed using the Bonferonni post-hoc method for multiple comparisons. Univariate analysis of variance was utilized to examine body composition.en_US
dc.description.abstractConclusions: Overall, there was little evidence to support the ability of elimination diets in decreasing total body inflammation or altering body composition using ALCAT testing protocol.en_US
dc.format.extent100 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshInflammation--Diet therapyen_US
dc.subject.lcshFood allergy--Diet therapyen_US
dc.subject.lcshNutritionen_US
dc.subject.lcshNutritionen_US
dc.titleFood elimination based on ALCAT testing and the effect on overall body inflammationen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S. (Master of Science)en_US


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