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Effects of Oral L-Citrulline and Caffeine Supplementation on Arterial Function in Healthy Males

Title: The Effects of Oral L-Citrulline and Caffeine Supplementation on Arterial Function in Healthy Males.
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Name(s): Grunewald, Zachary, author
Figueroa-Galvez, Arturo, author
Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Caffeine is well known to be the most highly consumed pharmacological agent in the world. Caffeine has been reported to acutely increase blood pressure (BP) and vasomotor tone for up to 3 hours after ingestion. L-citrulline supplementation given at 6 g/day has been shown to attenuate the increase in brachial and aortic systolic blood pressure (SBP) responses to sympathetic-mediated vasoconstriction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate peripheral and central blood pressures, and arterial stiffness responses to acute caffeine ingestion. Moreover, we evaluated the effectiveness of 7 days of L-citrulline supplementation given at 6 g/day to attenuate these hemodynamics responses to caffeine ingestion. In this double blind, cross-over study design, 19 males (age 22.7 ± 2.7 years, 1.80 ± 0.06 m, 82.8 ± 11.6 kg, and BMI 25.5 ± 3.4 kg/m2) were observed in the supine position before and 60 minutes after the acute ingestion of a 200 mg caffeine tablet or placebo. Significant increases (P
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0394 (IID)
Keywords: Cardiovascular, L-citrulline, Caffeine, Arterial Stiffness, Blood Pressure
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 14, 2014.
Subject(s): Cardiovascular system -- Diseases
Diet therapy
Nutrition
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0394
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Grunewald, Z., & Figueroa-Galvez, A. (2014). The Effects of Oral L-Citrulline and Caffeine Supplementation on Arterial Function in Healthy Males. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0394