Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Health and Sport Sciences
Olive, Jennifer Lee
The purpose of this study was to determine if training has a protective effect on endothelial function following the consumption of a high-fat meal. Twenty young males classified as trained or untrained underwent vascular and blood lipid testing pre and post (two- and four-hours) a high-fat meal. Flow mediated dilation was significantly decreased at two- (p < 0.001) and fourhours (p < 0.001) in both groups, with no differences between groups (p = 0.119). Serum TG increased at two- (p < 0.001) and four-hours (p < 0.001) in both groups. LDL-C was reduced at four-hours (p = 0.050) in trained subjects, and two- and four-hours (piÜ 0.01) in untrained subjects. Two-hour HDL-C was reduced compared to baseline (p = 0.024) and four-hours (p = 0.014) in both groups. This study demonstrates that a high-fat meal induces endothelial dysfunction for up to four hours in males, independent of training status.
Ballard, Kevin David, "Effects of training on postprandial flow mediated dilation." (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 64.