Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. Janice A. Maville

Second Advisor

Dr. Bruce K. Wilson

Third Advisor

Dr. Esperanza R. Briones


This pilot study compared the effects of two diets on total cholesterol to high- density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio, body mass index, and waist circumference. A diet of 15% protein, 55% or more carbohydrate, and 30% or less fat was compared to a diet of 30% protein, 40% carbohydrate, and 30% fat. Lipid levels and anthropometric measurements were obtained on 18 adult males with moderately elevated lipid levels before and after 12 weeks of dietary intervention. Analyses showed variances between and within the study groups in the areas of anthropometric measurements and lipid levels; no statistically significant differences between the groups were found.


Copyright 1998 Margaret Helen Fernandez, Julia Ava Niehaus Soper. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American