Kevin Davy

Summary

Affiliation: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The global epidemic of obesity: are we becoming more sympathetic?
    Kevin P Davy
    Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 215 War Memorial Hall 0351, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Curr Hypertens Rep 6:241-6. 2004
  2. pmc Comparison of assessment techniques: plasma lipid and lipoproteins related to the metabolic syndrome
    Brenda M Davy
    Dept of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise 0430, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Lipids Health Dis 5:3. 2006
  3. pmc Sympathetic nervous system behavior in human obesity
    Kevin P Davy
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:116-24. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Obesity and hypertension: two epidemics or one?
    Kevin P Davy
    Dept of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 286:R803-13. 2004
  5. pmc Arterial destiffening with weight loss in overweight and obese middle-aged and older adults
    A Laura Dengo
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Hypertension 55:855-61. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness influences the blood pressure response to experimental weight gain
    Christopher L Gentile
    Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 215 War Memorial Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:3005-12. 2007
  7. pmc Large artery stiffening with weight gain in humans: role of visceral fat accumulation
    Jeb S Orr
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Hypertension 51:1519-24. 2008
  8. pmc Water consumption reduces energy intake at a breakfast meal in obese older adults
    Brenda M Davy
    Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, 221 Wallace Hall 0430, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1236-9. 2008
  9. pmc Water consumption increases weight loss during a hypocaloric diet intervention in middle-aged and older adults
    Elizabeth A Dennis
    Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:300-7. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Weight loss increases cardiovagal baroreflex function in obese young and older men
    Guy E Alvarez
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Dept of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 289:E665-9. 2005

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Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint The global epidemic of obesity: are we becoming more sympathetic?
    Kevin P Davy
    Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 215 War Memorial Hall 0351, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Curr Hypertens Rep 6:241-6. 2004
    ..The impact of this depot on SNS activity to the kidney or other regions is unknown. Future studies are needed to address this issue as well as the mechanisms and consequences of SNS activation in visceral obesity...
  2. pmc Comparison of assessment techniques: plasma lipid and lipoproteins related to the metabolic syndrome
    Brenda M Davy
    Dept of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise 0430, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Lipids Health Dis 5:3. 2006
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  3. pmc Sympathetic nervous system behavior in human obesity
    Kevin P Davy
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 33:116-24. 2009
    ..The influence of weight change on SNS behavior and the potential mechanisms and consequences of region specific SNS activation in obesity will also be considered...
  4. ncbi request reprint Obesity and hypertension: two epidemics or one?
    Kevin P Davy
    Dept of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 286:R803-13. 2004
    ..The potential role of abdominal obesity is considered throughout our review. We refer to relevant animal literature for supportive evidence and where little or no data in humans are available...
  5. pmc Arterial destiffening with weight loss in overweight and obese middle-aged and older adults
    A Laura Dengo
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Hypertension 55:855-61. 2010
    ..In summary, our findings indicate that weight loss reduces arterial stiffness in overweight/obese middle-aged and older adults, and the magnitudes of these improvements are related to the loss of total and abdominal adiposity...
  6. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness influences the blood pressure response to experimental weight gain
    Christopher L Gentile
    Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 215 War Memorial Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:3005-12. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that with similar weight gain the increase in blood pressure (BP) would be smaller in men with higher cardiorespiratory fitness (HCRF) than in men with lower cardiorespiratory fitness (LCRF)...
  7. pmc Large artery stiffening with weight gain in humans: role of visceral fat accumulation
    Jeb S Orr
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Hypertension 51:1519-24. 2008
    ..The degree of large artery stiffening with weight gain seems to be determined, in part, by the amount of abdominal visceral fat gain. Importantly, this relation is independent of the amount of total body fat gained...
  8. pmc Water consumption reduces energy intake at a breakfast meal in obese older adults
    Brenda M Davy
    Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, 221 Wallace Hall 0430, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1236-9. 2008
    ..05). Given the high prevalence of overweight and obesity among older adults, future studies should determine whether premeal water consumption is an effective long-term weight control strategy for older adults...
  9. pmc Water consumption increases weight loss during a hypocaloric diet intervention in middle-aged and older adults
    Elizabeth A Dennis
    Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:300-7. 2010
    ..This may be due in part to an acute reduction in meal EI following water ingestion...
  10. ncbi request reprint Weight loss increases cardiovagal baroreflex function in obese young and older men
    Guy E Alvarez
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Dept of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 289:E665-9. 2005
    ..05) of NO-Y (17.5 +/- 2.2 ms/mmHg). Therefore, the results of this study indicate that weight loss increases the sensitivity of the cardiovagal baroreflex in overweight/obese young and older men...
  11. ncbi request reprint Subcutaneous obesity is not associated with sympathetic neural activation
    Guy E Alvarez
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 287:H414-8. 2004
    ..Our observations do not support an obvious role for leptin in contributing to sympathetic neural activation in human obesity and, in turn, are inconsistent with the concept of selective leptin resistance...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sympathetic neural regulation in endurance-trained humans: fitness vs. fatness
    Guy E Alvarez
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA
    J Appl Physiol 98:498-502. 2005
    ..In addition, sympathetic baroreflex gain is lower in ET compared with Sed men. That sympathetic baroreflex gain was lower in ET compared with Sed men regardless of the level of adiposity suggests an influence of the ET state per se...
  13. doi request reprint Arterial destiffening with atorvastatin in overweight and obese middle-aged and older adults
    Jeb S Orr
    Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Hypertension 54:763-8. 2009
    ..05). Taken together, these findings suggest that ATOR reduces arterial stiffness in overweight and obese middle-aged and older adults, and these favorable changes occur irrespective of baseline cardiometabolic risk factors...
  14. pmc Changes in body segment inertial parameters of obese individuals with weight loss
    Sara L Matrangola
    Virginia Tech Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Blacksburg, VA, USA
    J Biomech 41:3278-81. 2008
    ..Radius of gyration, in general, decreased in all segments. The changes in BSIPs with weight loss reported here could be used in forward dynamic simulations investigating the biomechanical implications of weight loss...
  15. ncbi request reprint Modest weight gain is associated with sympathetic neural activation in nonobese humans
    Christopher L Gentile
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ, Dept of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 292:R1834-8. 2007
    ..These findings may have important implications for understanding the link between obesity and hypertension...
  16. ncbi request reprint Circulating tumor necrosis factor alpha is higher in non-obese, non-diabetic Mexican Americans compared to non-Hispanic white adults
    Richard C Ho
    Colorado State University, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Nutrition and Metabolic Fitness Laboratory, 234 Gifford, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
    Cytokine 30:14-21. 2005
    ..The clinical implications of this difference, if any, are not yet known...
  17. ncbi request reprint Oat consumption does not affect resting casual and ambulatory 24-h arterial blood pressure in men with high-normal blood pressure to stage I hypertension
    Brenda M Davy
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
    J Nutr 132:394-8. 2002
    ..Therefore, the results of the present study suggest that any cardioprotective benefit of regular oat consumption may not be conferred via an arterial BP-lowering effect...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reduced cardiovagal baroreflex gain in visceral obesity: implications for the metabolic syndrome
    Stacy D Beske
    Physiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 282:H630-5. 2002
    ..Importantly, reduced cardiovagal baroreflex gain may contribute to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease observed in men with the metabolic syndrome...
  19. ncbi request reprint Sympathetic neural activation in visceral obesity
    Guy E Alvarez
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson 39216, USA
    Circulation 106:2533-6. 2002
    ..6+/-2.1 versus 20.8+/-2.4 kg, P>0.05) and abdominal subcutaneous fat-matched (230.6+/-24.9 versus 261.4+/-34.8 cm(2), P>0.05) peers with lower abdominal visceral fat levels (LAVF; n=13, visceral fat= 73.0+/-6.0 cm2)...
  20. ncbi request reprint High-fiber oat cereal compared with wheat cereal consumption favorably alters LDL-cholesterol subclass and particle numbers in middle-aged and older men
    Brenda M Davy
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:351-8. 2002
    ..No studies have examined whether increased consumption of oat cereal, rich in soluble fiber, favorably alters lipoprotein particle size and number...
  21. ncbi request reprint Behavioral, metabolic, and molecular correlates of lower insulin sensitivity in Mexican-Americans
    Richard C Ho
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 283:E799-808. 2002
    ..These differences may be mediated, in part, by dietary fat intake...

Research Grants9

  1. REGULATION OF UTERINE SMOOTH MUSCLE EXCITABILITY
    Kevin Davy; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Whether the BKCa channel could be a future target for tocolytic drug therapy is thus a significant question to examine. ..
  2. ABDOMINAL FAT AND AUTONOMIC CIRCULATORY CONTROL IN HUMAN
    Kevin Davy; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  3. Visceral Fat and Autonomic-Circulatory Control in Humans
    Kevin Davy; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..g., essential hypertension) all of which become more prevalent with increasing levels of total body and abdominal visceral fat, particularly in susceptible individuals. (End of Abstract) ..