Faculty Advisor

Gibson, Daniel Gilbert

Faculty Advisor

Sotak, Christopher H.

Abstract

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) effects on body composition was investigated in frogs, where fat is stored in a single location (fat body). Initial fat volume in living frogs was measured with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Eight male frogs were fed crickets, supplemented with 1% (by weight) of either olive oil or CLA for 6 weeks. MRI determination of fat volumes did not correlate well with direct post mortem measurements. CLA supplemented frogs showed loss in fat by both measurement methods.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biomedical Engineering

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