Date of Award
Master of Arts
Human Performance and Health Education
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Dr. Roger Zabik
Dr. Robert Moss
Dr. Mary Dawson
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The problem of this study was to determine the effect of supplemental liquid protein in women 40-70 years of age over a 4-week period. Weeks 1 and 3 served as the control period. During this time, no particular diet regime was required, but protein drinks were prohibited. The treatment condition occurred during Weeks 2 and 4. During this time, subjects consumed two protein drinks each day for a period of 7 days. Twenty-four hour urine collections occurred at the end of each week. Urine was analyzed for the presence of urea nitrogen. The dependent variables were urinary urea nitrogen, self-perceived wellness levels, and body weight. The results indicated that supplemental liquid protein of 30 g per day does have an effect upon urea nitrogen excretion in women 40-70 years of age. The supplemental protein did not affect self-perceived sleep, stress, food intake, exercise, or body weight levels. Energy levels were, however, higher during the supplement weeks than during the control weeks.
Moran, Tammy D., "The Effects of Supplemental Protein on Urea Nitrogen Excretion in Women 40-70 Years Old" (1999). Masters Theses. 4574.