Arturo Figueroa

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Affiliation: Florida State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of watermelon supplementation on aortic hemodynamic responses to the cold pressor test in obese hypertensive adults
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    Am J Hypertens 27:899-906. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Effects of hypocaloric diet, low-intensity resistance exercise with slow movement, or both on aortic hemodynamics and muscle mass in obese postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 323306, USA
    Menopause 20:967-72. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Effects of watermelon supplementation on arterial stiffness and wave reflection amplitude in postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 323306 1493, USA
    Menopause 20:573-7. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Effects of diet and/or low-intensity resistance exercise training on arterial stiffness, adiposity, and lean mass in obese postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Am J Hypertens 26:416-23. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Whole-body vibration training reduces arterial stiffness, blood pressure and sympathovagal balance in young overweight/obese women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 323306, USA
    Hypertens Res 35:667-72. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Watermelon extract supplementation reduces ankle blood pressure and carotid augmentation index in obese adults with prehypertension or hypertension
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Am J Hypertens 25:640-3. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Cardiovagal baroreflex and aortic hemodynamic responses to isometric exercise and post-exercise muscle ischemia in resistance trained men
    A Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:305-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Oral L-citrulline supplementation attenuates blood pressure response to cold pressor test in young men
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:12-6. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Post-exercise aortic hemodynamic responses to low-intensity resistance exercise with and without vascular occlusion
    A Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:431-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Effects of watermelon supplementation on aortic blood pressure and wave reflection in individuals with prehypertension: a pilot study
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
    Am J Hypertens 24:40-4. 2011

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of watermelon supplementation on aortic hemodynamic responses to the cold pressor test in obese hypertensive adults
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    Am J Hypertens 27:899-906. 2014
    ..Our aim was to assess the effect of L-citrulline-rich watermelon supplementation on aortic hemodynamic responses to CPT in hypertensive adults...
  2. doi request reprint Effects of hypocaloric diet, low-intensity resistance exercise with slow movement, or both on aortic hemodynamics and muscle mass in obese postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 323306, USA
    Menopause 20:967-72. 2013
    ..This study aims to examine the independent and combined impact of hypocaloric diet and low-intensity resistance exercise training (LIRET) on aortic hemodynamics and appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) in obese postmenopausal women...
  3. doi request reprint Effects of watermelon supplementation on arterial stiffness and wave reflection amplitude in postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 323306 1493, USA
    Menopause 20:573-7. 2013
    ..We examined the effects of L-citrulline-rich watermelon supplementation on baPWV, wave reflection characteristics, and aortic SBP in postmenopausal women...
  4. doi request reprint Effects of diet and/or low-intensity resistance exercise training on arterial stiffness, adiposity, and lean mass in obese postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Am J Hypertens 26:416-23. 2013
    ..We evaluated the independent and combined effects on PWV and body composition of a hypocaloric diet and low-intensity resistance exercise training (LIRET) with slow movement...
  5. doi request reprint Whole-body vibration training reduces arterial stiffness, blood pressure and sympathovagal balance in young overweight/obese women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 323306, USA
    Hypertens Res 35:667-72. 2012
    ..WBV training may benefit arterial function and muscle strength in deconditioned individuals who cannot perform conventional exercise...
  6. doi request reprint Watermelon extract supplementation reduces ankle blood pressure and carotid augmentation index in obese adults with prehypertension or hypertension
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Am J Hypertens 25:640-3. 2012
    ..We evaluated the effects of watermelon extract on ankle BP and cAIx in individuals with normal ABI and prehypertension or stage 1 hypertension...
  7. doi request reprint Cardiovagal baroreflex and aortic hemodynamic responses to isometric exercise and post-exercise muscle ischemia in resistance trained men
    A Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:305-9. 2010
    ..The lower resting aDBP and the enhanced response to PEMI suggest beneficial adaptations in RT men. Wave reflection, aortic SBP, and cardiovagal BRS responses to IHG and PEMI are not affected by resistance training in young healthy men...
  8. doi request reprint Oral L-citrulline supplementation attenuates blood pressure response to cold pressor test in young men
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:12-6. 2010
    ..However, aortic BP may better reflect cardiovascular risk than brachial BP. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that oral L-citrulline supplementation attenuates brachial BP and aortic hemodynamic responses to CPT...
  9. doi request reprint Post-exercise aortic hemodynamic responses to low-intensity resistance exercise with and without vascular occlusion
    A Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:431-6. 2011
    ..Our results indicate that LIRE acutely decreases AIx 30 min after exercise cessation. The use of moderate intermittent VO during LIRE does not produce additional post-exercise vascular effects...
  10. doi request reprint Effects of watermelon supplementation on aortic blood pressure and wave reflection in individuals with prehypertension: a pilot study
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
    Am J Hypertens 24:40-4. 2011
    ..Oral L-arginine supplementation reduces brachial blood pressure (BP). We evaluated the effects of watermelon supplementation on aortic BP and arterial function in individuals with prehypertension...
  11. doi request reprint Whole-body vibration attenuates the increase in leg arterial stiffness and aortic systolic blood pressure during post-exercise muscle ischemia
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, 120 Convocation Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1493, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 111:1261-8. 2011
    ..CfPWV, AIx, and HR returned to resting levels in both exercises. WBV prevents the increases in faPWV and attenuates the increase in baPWV and aSBP induced by post-static squat muscle ischemia due to an attenuated P2 response...
  12. ncbi request reprint Resistance exercise training improves heart rate variability in women with fibromyalgia
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1493, USA
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 28:49-54. 2008
    ..Our study demonstrates that RET improves total power, cardiac parasympathetic tone, pain perception and muscle strength in women with FM who had autonomic dysfunction before the exercise programme...
  13. ncbi request reprint Impaired vagal modulation of heart rate in individuals with Down syndrome
    Arturo Figueroa
    Exercise Science Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
    Clin Auton Res 15:45-50. 2005
    ..The attenuated HR and SBP response to the handgrip test in individuals with DS is explained by blunted vagal modulation. Our study suggests that autonomic dysfunction in individuals with DS might be independent of obesity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impaired postexercise cardiovascular autonomic modulation in middle-aged women with type 2 diabetes
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1493, USA
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:237-43. 2007
    ..Postexercise autonomic modulation may be different in obese individuals with and without type 2 diabetes. We examined postexercise responses in nondiabetic and diabetic women aged 40-60 years...
  15. ncbi request reprint Endurance training improves post-exercise cardiac autonomic modulation in obese women with and without type 2 diabetes
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 100:437-44. 2007
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  16. doi request reprint Autonomic responses to physiological stressors in women with type 2 diabetes
    Ruth M Franklin
    Exercise Science Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 5040, USA
    Clin Auton Res 18:66-73. 2008
    ..To compare autonomic function, measured during handgrip (HG) and cold pressor (CP), between obese with and without type 2 diabetes and non-obese women in fasting and post-glucose load states...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cardiac autonomic control in individuals with Down syndrome
    Styliani Goulopoulou
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 5040, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 111:27-34. 2006
    ..This may suggest that fitness level and obesity differentially affect cardiac autonomic control in persons with Down syndrome compared to their healthy, nondisabled peers...
  18. pmc The effects of a glucose load and sympathetic challenge on autonomic function in obese women with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Jill A Kanaley
    Department of Exercise Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13212, USA
    Metabolism 56:778-85. 2007
    ..The glucose load did alter total spectral power in all of these middle-aged women but had no impact on baroreceptor sensitivity...
  19. doi request reprint Cardiovascular autonomic modulation after acute resistance exercise in women with fibromyalgia
    J Derek Kingsley
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1628-34. 2009
    ..To test the hypothesis that autonomic modulation after resistance exercise (RE) would be reduced in women with fibromyalgia (FM) compared with controls...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of diet and/or exercise on the adipocytokine and inflammatory cytokine levels of postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes
    Ifigenia Giannopoulou
    Department of Exercise Science, Syracuse University, NY 13244, USA
    Metabolism 54:866-75. 2005
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  21. doi request reprint Creatine supplementation attenuates hemodynamic and arterial stiffness responses following an acute bout of isokinetic exercise
    Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, 120 Convocation Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1493, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 111:1965-71. 2011
    ..6 ± 2.8, Cr 2.1 ± 2.6 mmHg). PWV in the exercised leg decreased at PE5 in both groups. These findings suggest that Cr supplementation attenuates the hemodynamic and baPWV responses after acute isokinetic exercise...
  22. doi request reprint Cold exposure attenuates post exercise cardiovagal reactivation and sympathetic withdrawal
    Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Auton Neurosci 176:95-7. 2013
    ..05) than the rest in the temp compared to a full recovery in the cold. In conclusion, recovery from concurrent cold exposure and exercise impairs cardiovagal modulation which may precipitate cardiac events...
  23. doi request reprint The effects of short term L-citrulline supplementation on wave reflection responses to cold exposure with concurrent isometric exercise
    Marcos Angel Sanchez-Gonzalez
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Am J Hypertens 26:518-26. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that L-cit would attenuate the BP and AIx responses to cold exposure and isometric handgrip (IHG) exercise...
  24. ncbi request reprint Blunted heart rate response to upright tilt in people with Down syndrome
    Bo Fernhall
    Exercise Science Department, Syracuse University, NY, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:813-8. 2005
    ..To determine whether heart rate and blood pressure responses to upright tilt would be lower in subjects with Down syndrome (DS) than in control subjects with no disabilities...
  25. doi request reprint Resistance exercise training does not affect postexercise hypotension and wave reflection in women with fibromyalgia
    J Derek Kingsley
    Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences, 436 Sandels Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 36:254-63. 2011
    ..RET does not alter resting and postexercise hemodynamics and aortic wave reflection in premenopausal women...
  26. doi request reprint Combined resistance and endurance exercise training improves arterial stiffness, blood pressure, and muscle strength in postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Menopause 18:980-4. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that combined circuit RE and EE training would improve baPWV, blood pressure (BP), and muscle strength in postmenopausal women...
  27. doi request reprint Effects of resistance training and chiropractic treatment in women with fibromyalgia
    Lynn B Panton
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 15:321-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate resistance training (RES) and RES combined with chiropractic treatment (RES-C) on fibromyalgia (FM) impact and functionality in women with FM...
  28. ncbi request reprint Energy expenditure of walking and running: comparison with prediction equations
    Cameron Hall
    Department of Exercise Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:2128-34. 2004
    ..To make this comparison we first determined whether differences exist in energy expenditure for 1600 m of walking versus running, and whether energy expenditure differences occur due to being on the track or treadmill...
  29. doi request reprint Effects of milk proteins and combined exercise training on aortic hemodynamics and arterial stiffness in young obese women with high blood pressure
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    Am J Hypertens 27:338-44. 2014
    ..We examined the impact of milk proteins and combined exercise training (CET) on BP, arterial function, and muscle strength (one-repetition maximum (1-RM))...
  30. doi request reprint Whole-body vibration exercise training reduces arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with prehypertension and hypertension
    Arturo Figueroa
    From the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
    Menopause 21:131-6. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of whole-body vibration (WBV) exercise training on arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity [PWV]), blood pressure (BP), and leg muscle function in postmenopausal women...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise training and hormone replacement therapy on lean and fat mass in postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Exercise Science, Syracuse University, New York 13244, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:266-70. 2003
    ..Menopause is associated with decreases in lean mass and increases in fat mass. Serum hormone levels and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may modify the effects of exercise training on body composition in postmenopausal women...
  32. doi request reprint Acute passive vibration reduces arterial stiffness and aortic wave reflection in stroke survivors
    Andrew P Koutnik
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State University, 120 Convocation Way, Tallahassee, FL, 32306, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 114:105-11. 2014
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the effects of acute PV on aAIx and PWV in the paretic and non-paretic sides in stroke survivors...
  33. pmc Acute exercise with whole-body vibration decreases wave reflection and leg arterial stiffness
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Am J Cardiovasc Dis 1:60-7. 2011
    ..However, the effect of WBV on segmental PWV and aortic hemodynamics is unknown. We examined the acute effects of WBV on arterial function...
  34. ncbi request reprint Baroreflex sensitivity during static exercise in individuals with Down Syndrome
    Kevin S Heffernan
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:2026-31. 2005
    ..Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have altered heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) responses to orthostatic challenges and isometric handgrip (IHG) exercise, suggesting possible alteration in baroreflex sensitivity...
  35. ncbi request reprint Resting metabolic rate is not reduced in obese adults with Down syndrome
    Bo Fernhall
    College of Applied Life Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1206 S Fourth St MC 586, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Ment Retard 43:391-400. 2005
    ..These data show that individuals with Down syndrome do not have lower RMR than their nondisabled peers, suggesting that reduced RMR does not explain the high incidence of obesity in this population...
  36. ncbi request reprint Body composition modulates the effects of hormone replacement therapy on growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I levels in postmenopausal women
    Arturo Figueroa
    Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 54:201-6. 2002
    ..To examine the relationships of body composition with basal serum estrone, estradiol, androstenedione, cortisol, growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels in 73 postmenopausal women...