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Effects Of Prior Aerobic Exercise On High-Fat Meal-Induced Inflammation, Kelly Nicole Zender Fuller Jan 2016

Effects Of Prior Aerobic Exercise On High-Fat Meal-Induced Inflammation, Kelly Nicole Zender Fuller

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Chronic low-grade inflammation is involved in the development of metabolic disorders including atherosclerosis, Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and metabolic syndrome. Aerobic exercise has been shown to be anti-inflammatory and attenuate postprandial blood lipids, however the effect of exercise on postprandial inflammation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the protective effect of a single bout of aerobic exercise against postprandial lipemia and peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) inflammation and to evaluate associations with changes in the energy-sensing enzyme, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Healthy male subjects (n=12, age=23±2, %Fat=19±2) reported to the laboratory ...


Motivational Interviewing And Social Support To Promote Behavior Change, Kathryn Ann Bus Jan 2015

Motivational Interviewing And Social Support To Promote Behavior Change, Kathryn Ann Bus

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Lifestyle changes are generally accepted as the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. However, the mediating and moderating variables that play a role in behavior change need to be explored to determine how people change and what factors influence successful outcomes. Motivational interviewing and social support have been shown to aid in weight loss and healthy behaviors. Most behavior interventions consider success as weight loss or increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. However, those interventions are not specifically measuring the behavior associated with that target outcome. This study examines both the behavior and the outcome. The ...


Formative Evaluation Of Intervention Methods Designed To Improve Behavior Change Strategies, Erin Mackinzie Nelson Jan 2014

Formative Evaluation Of Intervention Methods Designed To Improve Behavior Change Strategies, Erin Mackinzie Nelson

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Obesity is a complex condition, often resulting from an imbalance between energy expenditure and energy intake. Preventing and treating this condition is challenging and sustainable weight loss is often unsuccessful. Behavior change models are becoming more popular in combating obesity. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a method used to promote behavior change in individuals by activating internal motivation for change. The use of technology including self-monitoring, text messaging and online health coaching is also emerging as a useful method for improving health behaviors. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of these approaches in improving behavior change strategies ...