The Role of Higher Protein Diets in the Regulation of Mood and Sleep in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome
Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Committee Member/Second Reader
Committee Member/Third Reader
Metabolic Syndrome is becoming a more prevalent health issue within the United States, currently affecting 22% of adults (Capuron et al., 2008). Several factors contribute to the diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome, including obesity, high levels of triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Metabolic Syndrome puts those who have it at an increased risk for numerous diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer (Jennings et al., 2007). Several studies have shown that Metabolic Syndrome plays a negative role in sleep and mood of those with the disease. Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome often have poor sleep quality, which could contribute to worsening of the risk factors associated with the disease (Hung et. al 2013). Metabolic Syndrome has also been linked to obstructive sleep apnea and is prevalent in those with the disease (Parish et al., 2007). There is also evidence that short sleep duration and poor sleep quality are associated with obesity, one of the risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome (Jennings et al., 2007).
Higher protein diet, Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index
Fellinger, M. (2020). The Role of Higher Protein Diets in the Regulation of Mood and Sleep in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome. Biological Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/biscuht/33