Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lukaszuk, Judith M.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

LCSH

Nutrition||Alternative medicine||Inflammation--Diet therapy||Food allergy||Nutrition||Obesity--Treatment

Abstract

Background: Growing evidence suggests that systemic inflammation and obesity are associated. Lifestyle changes such as dietary modification may be beneficial in reducing obesity-related chronic inflammation and its related disease states. Conversely, inflammation may be exacerbated by food intolerance(s). Therefore, it is important to determine if dietary modifications have an effect on inflammatory markers, body composition or medical symptoms. Objective: The purpose of the study was to determine whether an elimination diet plan, based on ALCAT testing, influenced inflammatory response, body composition and medical symptoms. Conclusions: These results suggest that the elimination of inflammatory foods had a positive impact on SAA, LBM, BMI, and MSQ.

Comments

Advisors: Judith M. Lukaszuk.||Committee members: Masih Shokrani; Josephine Umoren.

Extent

103 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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