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Maladaptation of cardiac and skeletal muscle in chronic disease : effects of exercise
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
The human genome is adapted for daily physical activity (85). Thus, a sedentary lifestyle is capable of promoting detrimental consequences to human health. The linkage between lack of sufficient physical activity and the ...
The effects of physical activity on adipose tissue metabolism and DNA methylation
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
The increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes threatens both the real and economic health of Western counties. There were two major goals of this dissertation, 1) to determine if in response to inactivity and hyperphagia ...
A role for insulin in the central control of sympathetic nerve activity in humans
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
Although well recognized for the regulation of peripheral metabolism, an emerging body of literature has begun to also establish a role for insulin in neural-cardiovascular control. In this regard, direct administration ...