Tamilane E. Blaudeau

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An inverse relationship has been shown between running and cycling exercise economy and maximum oxygen uptake $$\left(\dot{V}\hbox{O}_{2{\rm max}}\right).$$ The purposes were: 1) determine the relationship between walking economy and $$\dot{V}\hbox{O}_{2{\rm max}};$$ and 2) determine the relationship between muscle metabolic economy and muscle oxidative(More)
Intra-abdominal adipose tissue (IAF) seems to be the primary fat depot putting individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The purpose of this study was to determine IAF cut-points for identifying CVD risk in pre- and post-menopausal women. Age ranged from 18 to 77 y and percentage fat ranged from 9 to 48%. Computed tomography (CT), IAF, DEXA(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of study was to determine whether quadriceps/patella and Achilles tendon length and flexibility of the knee extensors and plantar flexors are related to walking and running economy. METHODS Twenty-one male distance runners were subjects. Quadriceps/patella and Achilles tendon length were measured by magnetic resonance imaging; body(More)
The purpose of this study was to further explore factors that may be related to ethnic differences in the maximum rate at which an individual can consume oxygen (VO2max) between 20 African American (AA) and 30 European American (EA) sedentary women who were matched for body weight (kg) and fat-free mass (FFM). VO2max (l/min) was determined during a graded(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) to develop multiple regression equations for predicting computed tomography (CT) derived intra-abdominal (IAF), subcutaneous (SCF) and total (TOTF = IAF + SCF) abdominal adipose tissue areas from anthropometric measures and (2) to validate the equations. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS 204 healthy Caucasian females subjects with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between body composition/fat distribution and parity after adjusting for potential confounders: age, smoking, and physical activity. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SUBJECTS A total of 170 Caucasian women between the ages of 18 and 76 years, who were non-smokers with no cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic, or(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of aerobic fitness, physical activity, percent body fat, and socioeconomic status on body-shape perceptions among 153 Euro-American students attending an all women's college. Using a set of nine female figure silhouette drawings arranged on an ordinal scale from very thin to very heavy, subjects chose(More)
OBJECTIVE We have recently reported that parous European-American (EA) women have disproportionately more intra-abdominal adipose tissue (IAAT) than their nulliparous counterparts. Mediating mechanisms for IAAT accumulation remain unknown; however, some evidence suggests a possible catecholamine link. The objective of this study was to determine whether the(More)
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