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dc.contributor.authorBrocavich-Nielsen, Juliann Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:31:10Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:31:10Z
dc.date.issued1990-07-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-03122009-040757en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41478
dc.description.abstractAn eight week controlled feeding study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary zinc and copper on plasma zinc, copper, total cholesterol (TC), and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels in young adult males receiving two levels of zinc. Source of dietary calcium was also varied, however possible interactions or effects of calcium were not determined in this study. Subjects consumed zinc supplements of 10 mg/day, in combination with 1 of 3 diets, resulting in zinc:copper ratios of 30: 1 (Dairy Calcium, or DC group), 20:1 (Control or CO group), and 20:1 (Calcium Carbonate or CC group). Copper content of all diets was approximately 1 mg/day. Plasma levels of zinc, copper, TC, and HDL-C did not differ significantly between the groups. However, plasma levels of copper, zinc, and HDL-C, were found to be significantly affected by the specific week of controlled feeding across all 3 groups (p<.05). Plasma copper at baseline was significantly lower than at weeks 2,4,6, 8, and post treatment. Plasma zinc at baseline, and weeks 2 and 4, was found to be significantly lower than at weeks 6, 8, and post treatment. At week 6, plasma HDL-C was noted to be significantly higher than at baseline, weeks 2, 4, 8, and post treatment. Spearman correlation coefficients determined negative correlations between plasma copper and TC (r=-O.39, pen_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1990.B763.pdfen_US
dc.subjectDieten_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.B763en_US
dc.titleEffect of dietary zinc and copper on plasma zinc, copper, total cholesterol in young adult malesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Nutrition and Foodsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairThye, Forrest W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBunce, George Edwinen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNovascone, Mary Annen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03122009-040757/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-03-12en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-03-12
dc.date.adate2009-03-12en_US


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