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Jennifer L. Kuk
University of Michigan
12Publications
6H-index
317Citations
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#1Kathy Do (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
#2Ruth E. Brown (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
Last.Jennifer L. Kuk (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
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Previous literature suggests the beneficial effects of fitness on abdominal obesity may be attenuated in obesity and abolished in severe obesity. It is unclear whether the beneficial association between fitness and health is similarly present in those with mild and severe obesity. Patients from the Wharton Medical Clinic (n = 853) completed a clinical examination and maximal treadmill test. Patients were categorized into fit and unfit based on age- and sex-categories and body mass index (BMI) cl...
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#1Jash S. Parikh (UM: University of Michigan)
#2Arshdeep K. Randhawa (UM: University of Michigan)
Last.Jennifer L. Kuk (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
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Introduction. One in three US adults is living with obesity or hypertension, and more than 75% of hypertensive individuals are using antihypertensive medications. Therefore, it is important to examine blood pressure (BP) differences in populations that are using these medications with differing obesity status. Aim. We examined whether BP attained when using various antihypertensive medications varies amongst different body mass index (BMI) categories and whether antihypertensive medication use i...
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#1Ruth E. Brown (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
#2Arya M. Sharma (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 73
Last.Jennifer L. Kuk (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
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Summary Background: To determine whether the relationship between caloric intake, macronutrient intake, and physical activity with obesity has changed over time. Methods: Dietary data from 36,377 U.S. adults from the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) between 1971 and 2008 was used. Physical activity frequency data was only available in 14,419 adults between 1988 and 2006. Generalised linear models were used to examine if the association between total caloric intake, percent dietary m...
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#1Ruth E. Brown (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
#2Jennifer L. Kuk (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
We thank Mr. Hawkins for highlighting that education and ethnicity play important roles in obesity. In our manuscript by Brown et al. [1], we adjusted for education and ethnicity, and thus can say that someone of the same education level and ethnicity in 1971 will likely have a higher BMI than someone in 2008 who consumes a similar caloric intake and has a similar exercise frequency. However, it is unclear whether education and ethnicity alter how diet and physical activity relate with obesity, ...
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#1Michael D.T. Fung (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
#2Karissa L. Canning (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
Last.Jennifer L. Kuk (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
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Objective To examine whether changes in modifiable risk factors [physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), body weight, and diet composition] are associated with the transition to metabolically healthy overweight/obese (MHOW) versus metabolically abnormal overweight/obese. Methods Analysis included 1,358 adults [aged 25.0 (3.5) years] from the CARDIA study who were healthy at baseline and had overweight/obesity at follow-up. Participants with zero or one of the following six risk facto...
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#1Corinne S. Babiolakis (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
#2Jennifer L. Kuk (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
Last.Janessa D.M. Drake (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 11
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Low back pain is highly prevalent in nurses. This study aimed to determine which physical fitness, physical activity (PA) and biomechanical characteristics most clearly distinguish between nurses with [recently injured (RInj)] and without [not recently injured (NRInj)] a recent back injury. Twenty-seven (8 RInj, 19 NRInj) female nurses completed questionnaires (pain, work, PA), physical fitness, biomechanical and low back discomfort measures, and wore an accelerometer for one work shift. Relativ...
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#1Lance E. DavidsonH-Index: 19
#2Jennifer L. KukH-Index: 6
Last.J. Jeffery CarrH-Index: 18
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#1Ruth E. BrownH-Index: 2
#2Jennifer L. KukH-Index: 6
The purpose of this review was to describe the health consequences of obesity in older adults. Although obesity is associated with risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia in the elderly, the association appears to be weaker in older compared to younger adults. Obesity in older adults is also associated with significantly higher risk of osteoarthritis, postmenopausal breast cancer, and impairments in physical function. However, the influence of obesity on m...
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#1SoJung Lee (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 35
#2Jennifer L. Kuk (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
Objective We examined skeletal muscle (SM) and fat distribution using whole-body MRI in response to aerobic (AE) versus resistance exercise (RE) training in obese adolescents and whether DXA provides similar estimates of fat and SM change as MRI. Design and Methods Thirty-nine obese boys (12-18 years) were randomly assigned to one of three 3-month interventions: AE (n = 14), RE (n = 14), or a control (n = 11). Results At baseline, MRI-measured total fat was significantly greater than DXA-measure...
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#1Ruth E. Brown (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
#2Michael C. Riddell (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 44
Last.Jennifer L. Kuk (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 6
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background We conducted a study to determine the joint association of physical activity, pharmacologic treatment for hypertension, and the control of blood pressure (BP) on all-cause mortality risk. methods The study subjects were 10,665 adults from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) and the Continuous NHANES survey (1999–2000 and 2000–2001). Cox proportional hazards analyses were used to estimate differences in mortality risk according to physical activity, ...
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