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dc.contributor.advisorKoh, Yunsuk.
dc.creatorHeilman, James Mathias, 1995-
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-29T14:05:22Z
dc.date.available2019-07-29T14:05:22Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-04-09
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10681
dc.description.abstractCocoa flavanols have gained attention from beneficial effects on endothelial function and exercise performance, especially in clinical populations. Few studies have utilized healthy college-aged adults. Twenty college-aged males and females completed this randomized, double-blind study. Participants completed 14 days of supplementation with either cocoa flavanols (375 mg) or placebo (0 mg cocoa flavanols). Measurements on flow-mediated dilation (FMD%), resting heart rate, resting blood pressure, and exercise performance (anaerobic and aerobic) were performed pre- and postsupplementation. There were no significant interactions between groups and time or any main effects for dependent variables. Treatment group FMD% tended to increase insignificantly from 16.48 ± 2.69% to 18.24 ± 3.18%, while placebo group decreased insignificantly from 22.70 ± 2.84 to 15.76 ± 3.35, p = .25. Cocoa flavanol supplementation does not appear to significantly improve endothelial function or exercise performance in the population used. Future studies could use larger doses on larger samples.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectCocoa flavanols. Endothelial function. Exercise performance.
dc.titleThe effects of cocoa flavanol supplementation on endothelial function and exercise performance.
dc.typeThesis
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thesis.degree.nameM.S.
thesis.degree.departmentBaylor University. Dept. of Health, Human Performance & Recreation.
thesis.degree.grantorBaylor University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
dc.date.updated2019-07-29T14:05:22Z
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