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dc.contributor.advisorBelury, Martha
dc.contributor.advisorBomser, Joshua
dc.creatorTaylor, Skye
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-29T17:26:14Z
dc.date.available2014-04-29T17:26:14Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/60337
dc.description.abstractMenopause coincides with undesirable changes in body composition including increased fat mass and loss of muscle mass (1). One contributing factor to muscle loss is sarcopenia, a low muscle for weight medical condition. These changes are closely linked with enhanced risk for cardiovascular diseases, the top killer of postmenopausal women in the United States. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), often called the “good cholesterol”, predicts for protection against cardiovascular disease in women. Mouse studies have shown that higher HDL-C levels are positively correlated with higher lean body mass (2). The relationship of HDL-C levels and muscle mass in overweight, Type 2 diabetic, postmenopausal women at risk for cardiovascular diseases was examined. The results indicated that higher levels of total body fat correlate strongly with increasing trunk fat, however, higher HDL-C levels did not correlate with greater lean body mass.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of Human Sciences Honors Theses; 2014en_US
dc.subjectHDLen_US
dc.subjectCholesterolen_US
dc.subjectAdiposeen_US
dc.subjectMenopauseen_US
dc.titleIs there a Relationship between HDL Cholesterol and Muscle Mass in Post-Menopausal Women?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.embargoNo embargoen_US
dc.description.academicmajorAcademic Major: Human Nutritionen_US


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