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Structured Exercise in Cancer Survivors: Is it Enough for Neural, Mental Health and Well-being?

Peter Smoak, Victoria Flores, Nicholas Harman, Jonathon Lisano, Reid Hayward, Laura K Stewart,

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore physical activity, depression, fatigue, and quality of life (QOL), and their relationship to brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) in cancer survivors enrolled in a structured exercise program. Participants were recruited into two groups: in-treatment (IT), currently receiving ... Read more >>

Int J Exerc Sci (International journal of exercise science)
[2021, 14(3):162-176]

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Kefir Is a Viable Exercise Recovery Beverage for Cancer Survivors Enrolled in a Structured Exercise Program.

Peter Smoak, Nicholas Harman, Victoria Flores, Jacob Kisiolek, Nicholas A Pullen, Jonathan Lisano, Reid Hayward, Laura K Stewart,

<h4>Purpose</h4>This study investigated the effects of 12 wk of postexercise kefir consumption in cancer survivors who have undergone chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.<h4>Methods</h4>All participants were enrolled in a structured exercise training program and separated into kefir (KEF) or control (CON) treatment groups. KEF consumed 8 oz. of kefir after exercise sessions ... Read more >>

Med Sci Sports Exerc (Medicine and science in sports and exercise)
[2021, 53(10):2045-2053]

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Chronic cannabis use and circulating biomarkers of neural health, stress, and inflammation in physically active individuals.

Jonathon K Lisano, Jacob N Kisiolek, Peter Smoak, Kristina T Phillips, Laura K Stewart,

Previous research has associated cannabis use with altered circulating neurotrophins and biomarkers of immune health, but these relationships have yet to be fully explored in physically active individuals. The specific aim of this study was to explore the relationships between biomarkers of neural health: nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived ... Read more >>

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab (Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme)
[2020, 45(3):258-263]

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Performance and Health-Related Characteristics of Physically Active Males Using Marijuana.

Jonathon K Lisano, Jeremy D Smith, Alissa B Mathias, Matthew Christensen, Peter Smoak, Kristina T Phillips, Colin J Quinn, Laura K Stewart,

Lisano, JK, Smith, JD, Mathias, AB, Christensen, M, Smoak, P, Phillips, KT, Quinn, CJ, and Stewart, LK. Performance and health-related characteristics of physically active men using marijuana. J Strength Cond Res 33(6): 1659-1669, 2019-The influence of chronic marijuana use on the performance and health of physically active individuals has yet ... Read more >>

J Strength Cond Res (Journal of strength and conditioning research)
[2019, 33(6):1658-1668]

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Cardiorespiratory fitness, visceral fat, and body fat, but not dietary inflammatory index, are related to C-reactive protein in cancer survivors.

Matthew A Christensen, Peter Smoak, Jonathon K Lisano, Reid Hayward, Craig Coronado, Katie Kage, Daniel Shackelford, Laura K Stewart,

<h4>Background</h4>The control of chronic inflammation has emerged as a target for improving the health of cancer survivors (CS).<h4>Aim</h4>To examine differences in fitness and dietary characteristics of CS when grouped by low vs. moderate to high serum C-reactive protein (CRP).<h4>Methods</h4>CS (<i>N</i> = 26, mean age = 68 ± 12 years) were ... Read more >>

Nutr Health (Nutrition and health)
[2019, 25(3):195-202]

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Cognitive Function and Salivary DHEA Levels in Physically Active Elderly African American Women.

Greggory R Davis, Gabrielle J Gallien, Kaitlyn M Moody, Nina R LeBlanc, Peter R Smoak, David Bellar,

Serum and plasma dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) concentration has been associated with several health parameters associated with aging including cognitive function, bone mineral density, and muscular strength. However, the effectiveness of salivary DHEA for the prediction of cognitive function, bone mineral density, and muscular strength in older adults is currently unknown. ... Read more >>

Int J Endocrinol (International journal of endocrinology)
[2015, 2015:219046]

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