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Protein Intake and Site Specific Bone Mineral Density in Caucasian Male Resistance Trainers
Hemlepp, Laura Ann

2010, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Akron, Nutrition and Dietetics.
MOTIVATION: Previous research has been focused on the potentially harmful aspects of excess protein on bone health, largely based on the calciuria induced by particular amino acids. However, recent studies are showing no deleterious effects on actual whole-body bone mineral density (BMD). Examining specific skeletal sites that are commonly used to assess BMD may reduce some of the limitations of whole-body DEXA scans (e.g. large individuals) and provide more information. HYPOTHESIS: Our hypothesis is that protein-seeking Caucasian male resistance trainers will not differ from non-protein-seeking peers in site-specific BMD. METHODOLOGY: Eighteen resistance athletes (training > 3y) will be studied using dual x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans of the femoral neck and lumbar spine, as well as self-reported 7-day diet and exercise logs. Group differences will be analyzed using unpaired t-tests (Statistica, Statsoft, Inc.).
Lonnie Lowery, Dr. (Advisor)
32 p.

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