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ABSTRACT The hormone leptin is an important regulator of body weight and energy balance, while nitric oxide (NO) produced in the blood vessels is beneficial for preventing disease-induced impaired vasodilation and hypertension. Elevations in the free radical superoxide can result in impaired vasodilation through scavenging of NO.

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    2014
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    • Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2014
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    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-98)
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    • Field of study: Nutrition

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