Health Consequences of Adopting a Westernized Lifestyle
“Vascular and Metabolic Consequences of Adopting a Westernized Lifestyle”
The purpose of this study is to determine if short-term adoption of a Westernized lifestyle characterized by physical inactivity and increased consumption of fructose will result in metabolic and vascular dysfunction. Healthy individuals aged 18-45 years old will undergo an acute period of physical inactivity (10 days) coupled with increased fructose consumption. Augmented fructose consumption will be achieved via commercially available soda beverages which are high in fructose. Vascular and metabolic function measures will be performed before and after the 10-day intervention.
Fructose and physical inactivity
Subjects will drink 6 cans of regular sodas daily (divided throughout the day) and will decreased physical activity to less than 5000 steps daily for 10 days.
Vascular and Metabolic Consequences of Adopting a Westernized Lifestyle