Jennifer L Kuk

Summary

Affiliation: York University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi Relationship between obesity and obesity-related morbidities weakens with aging
    Karissa L Canning
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University Sherman Health Science Research Centre, Rm 2002 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:87-92. 2014
  2. pmc A pilot study of an exercise & cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for epithelial ovarian cancer patients
    Shalini H Moonsammy
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada
    J Ovarian Res 6:21. 2013
  3. pmc Prevalence and characteristics of postpartum depression symptomatology among Canadian women: a cross-sectional study
    Andrea Lanes
    Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:302. 2011
  4. pmc Feasibility of an interdisciplinary program for obesity management in Canada
    Sean Wharton
    Wharton Medical Clinic, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 58:e32-8. 2012
  5. doi Edmonton Obesity Staging System: association with weight history and mortality risk
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 36:570-6. 2011
  6. pmc Age and sex differences in the clustering of metabolic syndrome factors: association with mortality risk
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Diabetes Care 33:2457-61. 2010
  7. doi Independent associations between cardiorespiratory fitness and abdominal obesity with metabolic risk in adolescents and adults
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2061-3. 2010
  8. doi Influence of age on the association between various measures of obesity and all-cause mortality
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2077-84. 2009
  9. pmc Are metabolically normal but obese individuals at lower risk for all-cause mortality?
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    Diabetes Care 32:2297-9. 2009
  10. pmc Ideal weight and weight satisfaction: association with health practices
    Jennifer L Kuk
    York University, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 170:456-63. 2009

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Publications30

  1. doi Relationship between obesity and obesity-related morbidities weakens with aging
    Karissa L Canning
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University Sherman Health Science Research Centre, Rm 2002 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:87-92. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the influence of age on the relationship between obesity and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension...
  2. pmc A pilot study of an exercise & cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for epithelial ovarian cancer patients
    Shalini H Moonsammy
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada
    J Ovarian Res 6:21. 2013
    ..Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy interventions have counteracted such adverse effects in other cancer populations...
  3. pmc Prevalence and characteristics of postpartum depression symptomatology among Canadian women: a cross-sectional study
    Andrea Lanes
    Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:302. 2011
    ..Mothers who suffer from postpartum depression may endure difficulties regarding their ability to cope with life events, as well as negative clinical implications for maternal-infant attachment...
  4. pmc Feasibility of an interdisciplinary program for obesity management in Canada
    Sean Wharton
    Wharton Medical Clinic, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 58:e32-8. 2012
    ..To assess the feasibility of a medically supervised, publicly funded interdisciplinary program for obesity management in a Canadian setting...
  5. doi Edmonton Obesity Staging System: association with weight history and mortality risk
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 36:570-6. 2011
    ..Further research is necessary to determine what EOSS factors are most predictive of mortality risk, and whether these findings can be generalized to other obese populations...
  6. pmc Age and sex differences in the clustering of metabolic syndrome factors: association with mortality risk
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Diabetes Care 33:2457-61. 2010
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  7. doi Independent associations between cardiorespiratory fitness and abdominal obesity with metabolic risk in adolescents and adults
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2061-3. 2010
    ..Thus, in conclusion, both high WC and low CRF are associated with increased odds of MetS in adolescents and adults. However, increased abdominal obesity is more strongly associated with MetS in adolescents and adults...
  8. doi Influence of age on the association between various measures of obesity and all-cause mortality
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2077-84. 2009
    ..To determine whether the association between various simple measures of obesity and risk for all-cause mortality differs between younger and older men and women...
  9. pmc Are metabolically normal but obese individuals at lower risk for all-cause mortality?
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    Diabetes Care 32:2297-9. 2009
    ..The clinical relevance of the metabolically normal but obese phenotype for mortality risk is unclear. This study examines the risk for all-cause mortality in metabolically normal and abnormal obese (MNOB and MAOB, respectively) individuals...
  10. pmc Ideal weight and weight satisfaction: association with health practices
    Jennifer L Kuk
    York University, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 170:456-63. 2009
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  11. doi Influence of a clinical lifestyle-based weight loss program on the metabolic risk profile of metabolically normal and abnormal obese adults
    Rebecca H Liu
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1533-9. 2013
    ..The effect of a clinically significant WL of 5% on metabolic factors among metabolically normal and abnormal overweight and obese (MNO and MAO) individuals was examined...
  12. doi The joint association of physical activity, blood-pressure control, and pharmacologic treatment of hypertension for all-cause mortality risk
    Ruth E Brown
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3
    Am J Hypertens 26:1005-10. 2013
    ..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...
  13. ncbi Cardiorespiratory fitness attenuates metabolic risk independent of abdominal subcutaneous and visceral fat in men
    SoJung Lee
    School of Physical and Health Education, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6
    Diabetes Care 28:895-901. 2005
    ..Unknown is whether CRF attenuates health risk for a given level of abdominal visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, and/or waist circumference...
  14. ncbi Liver fat is not a marker of metabolic risk in lean premenopausal women
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Physical and Health Education, Department of Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Metabolism 53:1066-71. 2004
    ..Conversely, both visceral and the deep subcutaneous depot are determinants of metabolic risk in premenopausal woman despite the absence of obesity...
  15. doi The association between frequency of physical activity and mortality risk across the adult age span
    Ruth E Brown
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Aging Health 25:803-14. 2013
    ..To determine if the association between frequency of leisure-time physical activity and mortality risk differs across adulthood...
  16. doi Effect of the timing of weight cycling during adulthood on mortality risk in overweight and obese postmenopausal women
    Kevin Y Taing
    Faculty of Health, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:407-13. 2012
    ..04-1.20)). In conclusion, merely investigating WgtC and WgtV by weight changes across adulthood may not be sufficient to fully describe mortality risk, and the age at which the weight change occurred might be as important to consider...
  17. ncbi The influence of ethnicity and gender on the association between measured obesity and cardiorespiratory fitness with self-rated overweight, physical activity and health
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    Perspect Public Health 134:38-43. 2014
    ..Little is known about how ethnicity may influence how self-rated physical activity (PA) and obesity relates to measured obesity, cardiorespiratory fitness and self-rated health...
  18. doi Relation of physical activity to cardiovascular disease mortality and the influence of cardiometabolic risk factors
    Jacinta I Reddigan
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 108:1426-31. 2011
    ..Taken together these results suggest that physical activity may protect against CVD mortality regardless of the presence of metabolic risk factors...
  19. doi Underestimating a serving size may lead to increased food consumption when using Canada's Food Guide
    Sharona L Abramovitch
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 37:923-30. 2012
    ..Thus, revision to CFG or greater public education regarding the dietary guidelines is warranted...
  20. ncbi Exercise-induced reduction in obesity and insulin resistance in women: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert Ross
    School of Physical and Health Education, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Obes Res 12:789-98. 2004
    ..To determine the effects of equivalent diet- or exercise-induced weight loss and exercise without weight loss on subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and insulin sensitivity in obese women...
  21. doi Measurement site and the association between visceral and abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue with metabolic risk in women
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1336-40. 2010
    ..Thus, there is not enough evidence to support changing the current research practice of assessing VAT volume or at L4-L5 for the prediction of metabolic risk...
  22. doi Age-related changes in total and regional fat distribution
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ageing Res Rev 8:339-48. 2009
    ..Consideration will also be given to the strengths and limitations associated with some of the anthropometric methodologies employed for assessing these changes...
  23. doi Secular trends in the diagnosis and treatment of obesity among US adults in the primary care setting
    Erika A Yates
    Faculty of Health, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1909-14. 2012
    ..05). Thus, the surveillance of secular trends reveals that the likelihood of physician- and self-care of overweight decreased between 1994 and 2008 and further highlights the deficiencies in the management of excess weight...
  24. doi Associations between changes in abdominal and thigh muscle quantity and quality
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1277-81. 2008
    ..Also unclear is whether changes in thigh SM quantity and quality are reflected by corresponding changes in abdominal SM quantity and quality...
  25. ncbi Individuals underestimate moderate and vigorous intensity physical activity
    Karissa L Canning
    School of Kinesiology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e97927. 2014
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  26. ncbi All-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk in U.S. adults with and without type 2 diabetes: Influence of physical activity, pharmacological treatment and glycemic control
    Ruth E Brown
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
    J Diabetes Complications 28:311-5. 2014
    ..This study determined the joint association between physical activity, pharmacotherapy, and HbA1c control on all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk in adults with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
  27. ncbi Body mass index and hip and thigh circumferences are negatively associated with visceral adipose tissue after control for waist circumference
    Jennifer L Kuk
    School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1540-4. 2007
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  28. ncbi Do vasoregulatory mechanisms in exercising human muscle compensate for changes in arterial perfusion pressure?
    Kathryn L Walker
    Human Vascular Control Laboratory, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 293:H2928-36. 2007
    ..Local arterial perfusion pressure is an important determinant of steady-state blood flow in the exercising human forearm...
  29. doi Greater than predicted decrease in resting energy expenditure and weight loss: results from a systematic review
    Alexander Schwartz
    Behavioral and Metabolic Research Unit, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2307-10. 2012
    ..1% greater than predicted decrease in resting EE when compared to the HB prediction equation (P < 0.01). This analysis does not support the notion of a greater than predicted decrease in resting EE after weight loss...
  30. doi Exercise and the fatty liver
    Natasha A Spassiani
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:802-7. 2008
    ..The relative contribution of each remains unclear, but implies that both should be considered when developing therapeutic interventions for chronic metabolic disease...