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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of resistance training (RT) and dried plum (DP) consumption on strength, body composition, blood markers of bone, and inflammation in breast cancer survivors (BCS). Twenty-three BCS (RT, n = 12; RT+DP, n = 11), aged 64 ± 7 years, were evaluated at baseline and after 6 months of intervention on the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review incidence of stress fractures in military and athlete populations and identify factors explaining causes and differences in the incidence among genders. METHODS Searches were conducted using several major databases. The studies were included if they were original studies including both male and female(More)
Our cross-sectional study investigated the relationships between regional bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition variables, including total body lean mass (LM) and fat mass (FM), as well as muscular strength in overweight and obese African-American (AA) women with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Forty-four women ranging in age from 39 to 61 years(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diminished physical performance can be detrimental among the older adults, causing falls and subsequent fractures, loss of independence, and increased morbidity and mortality rates. Therefore, it is important to maintain functional ability from the early onset of aging. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship(More)
The objective was to examine the relationship between self-efficacy and subsequent weight loss during a 6-month weight loss intervention in 90 white early postmenopausal healthy women. We hypothesized that participants with higher self-efficacy scores, either at baseline or follow-up, would lose more weight than those with lower scores. Each participant(More)
PURPOSE The study's purpose was to evaluate the effects of walking (W) and walking plus resistance training (WRT) on cardiovascular disease risk factors in inactive middle-aged (49.0 ± 5.5 yr) African-American women (body mass index = 34.7 ± 6.4 kg·m(-2)). METHODS Body composition, blood pressure, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, glycosylated hemoglobin(More)
Osteoporosis and its associated fractures are common complications of aging and most strategies to prevent and/or treat bone loss focused on antiresorptive medications. However, aerobic exercise (AEX) and/or whole-body vibration (WBV) might have beneficial effect on bone mass and provide an alternative approach to increase or maintain bone mineral density(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to investigate the relationships among lean mass (LM), fat mass (FM), and bone mineral density (BMD) in women stratified by body mass index (BMI) (BMI - normal-weight, overweight, obese) and to determine threshold at which body fat assumes negative relationship with BMD. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study in 471 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies have suggested associations between vitamin D status and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. The purpose of this work was to determine if vitamin D status was predictive of CHD risk assessed by Framingham risk score (FRS) in overweight, Caucasian, postmenopausal women, using the baseline data collected in a clinical trial. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between total body fat and abdominal region fat derived from dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in middle- to older-aged African American (AA) women. We also compared tape-measured waist and hip circumference and their ratio (WHR) with DXA measurements in the(More)