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Document Type

Paper- Restricted to Campus Access




Beth Bailey

Committee Member

Dale Cameron

Committee Member

Stephen Kolwicz

Department Chair

Rebecca Lyczak

Project Description

Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States of America and related with cardiac hypertrophy, or the enlargement of the heart, due to the increased demands placed on the heart. The purpose of this Honors Research Project is to determine the effects of a short term (4-6 weeks) and long term (23-31 weeks) High Fat Diet on cardiac functioning in female mice. We hypothesize that there will be cardiac hypertrophy following a short term high fat diet, and that hypertrophy will be exacerbated by a continued, long term high fat diet.