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Stress is associated with type 2 diabetes and acute stress could alter glycemic response. Physiological effects of cold presser stress (CPS: n=40) and control (no CPS; n=43) on g!ycemic and cardiovascular response to a 50 gram oral glucose tolerance test drink (OGTT) was examined in healthy humans (18±10 years). CPS consisted of three 30-second ice bath immersions of the left arm 10 min pre-OGTT (0 min). then 10 and 20 minutes post-OGTT. Blood glucose for control and CPS at -15. 0, 30, 60, 120 min was 89. 7±9. 0. 91. 0±8. 7, 154. 2±21. 5, 138. 8±32. 7, 96. 4±19. 1 mg/di and 90. 2±7. 7, 89. 0±6. 4, 156. 2 ±21. 4, 134. 7 ±24. 2, 98. 3±21. 4 mg/d I respective I y (Pc-: 0 79). Systo I i c, diastolic, and mean arterial pressure changes were not statistically significant between treatments. Heart rate diminished across time in both treatments (P= 0.02) although no significant difference was observed between groups. CPS was not associated with significant changes in glycemic and cardiovascular function. However, longer ice bath immersions may promote a greater degree of stress that could be associated with aftered glycemic response and cardiovascular function in future studies. I was able to present this poster on Tuesday, Apri I 29u, at the American Society of Nutrition poster presentations. TC Curtis, SP Krause, KK Schmit, F Ragsdale. T Wi fson. Effect of cold pressor stress on glycernic response of healthy college aged subjects. FASEB J. 148316·-EB (In Press)

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Ted Wilson



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