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Women's Health Initiative
 


Research Update

 

Background

The Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory (ESNL) at Baylor University began research investigating the safety and efficacy of the Curves for Women fitness and weight loss program in the fall of 2002.  Since then, researchers within the ESNL have conducted a number of research studies examining the short and long-term impact of women participating in the Curves program.  These efforts have culminated in the award of a five year multimillion dollar grant to the ESNL in order to start the Curves Women's Health Initiative.  The following describes the mission, current and planned studies, and provides links to results of research presented at various scientific meetings. 

Mission

The Curves Women's Health Initiative was launched in order to: 1.) examine short and long-term efficacy of the Curves fitness and weight loss programs; 2.) identify ways to optimize the Curves program through various diet, exercise, and/or nutritional interventions; and, 3.) examine ways to improve the health and well-being of women. 

Research Overview

Completed Studies

  • Effects of the Curves for Women Fitness and Weight Loss Program on Body Composition, Metabolism, and Exercise Capacity in Sedentary Overweight Females

Ongoing Studies

  • Effects of the Curves for Women Fitness and Weight Loss Program on Body Composition, Metabolism, and Exercise Capacity in Sedentary Overweight Females II
  • Effects of the Curves for Women Fitness and Weight Loss Program on Body Composition, Metabolism, and Exercise Capacity in Sedentary Overweight Females – 1 year follow-up
  • Effects of Calcium Supplementation on Weight Loss in Post-Menopausal Women Participating in the Curves Fitness & Weight Loss Program
  • Biomechanical Analysis of the Curves Equipment
  • Energy Expenditure Analysis of the Curves Circuit

Planned Studies

  • Effects of Post-Exercise Protein Supplementation on Training Adaptations to the Curves Fitness
  • Curves in Middle Schools
  • Effects of the Curves Fitness and Weight Loss Program in Diabetics, Hypertensives, and the Elderly
  • Nutritional Strategies to Optimize Insulin Sensitivity in Women Participating in the Curves Fitness and Wellness Program

Subject Volunteer Information

Interested in being a subject in one of our Curves studies?  See our research subject page to find out which studies we are currently recruiting subjects to participate.

Published Abstracts

  • Kerksick C, C Rasmussen, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, R Slonaker, M Grimstvedt, E Pfau, C Wilborn, A Thomas, B Marcello, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, M Greenwood, R Wilson, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program I: Body composition.   FASEB J. LBA57, 2004.

  • Thomas A, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, R Slonaker, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, C Wilborn, B Marcello, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, R Kreider, C Earnest. Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program II: Resting energy expenditure.  FASEB J. LBA57, 2004.

  • Rasmussen C, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, M Grimstvedt, E Pfau, C Wilborn, B Marcello, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider. Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program III: Training adaptations.  FASEB J. LBA57, 2004.

  • Slonaker B, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, C Wilborn, B Marcello, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program IV: Health markers.  FASEB J. LBA58, 2004.

  • Vacanti A, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, D Fogt, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, M Grimstvedt, E Pfau, C Wilborn, B Marcello, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program V: Relationship of leptin to weight loss.  FASEB J. LBA58, 2004.

  • Mulligan C, D Fogt, L Taylor, D Rohle, A Vacanti, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, C Wilborn, B Marcello, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program VI: Insulin sensitivity.  FASEB J. LBA58, 2004.

  • Bowden R, B Lanning, H Johnston, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, C Wilborn, B Marcello, D Fogt, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.   Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program VII: Quality of life.  FASEB J. LBA58, 2004.

  • Lanning B, R Bowden, H Johnston, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, C Wilborn, B Marcello, D Fogt, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program VIII: Body image. FASEB J. LBA58-59, 2004.

  • Kreider, R. C. Rasmussen, C. Kerksick, B. Campbell, J. Baer, B. Slonaker, E. Pfau, M. Grimstvedt, C. Wilborn, A. Thomas, T. Magrans, B. Marcello, L. Taylor, C. Mulligan, D. Rohle, A. Vacanti, L. Autrey, S. Ounpraseuth, P. Casey, M. Greenwood, R. Wilson.  Effects of the Curves® Fitness & Weight Loss Program on Weight Loss and Resting Energy Expenditure.  Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise. 36(5): S81, 2004.

  • Greenwood, M.  R. Kreider, C. Rasmussen, C. Kerksick, T. Magrans, B. Marcello, L. Taylor, C. Mulligan, D. Rohle, A. Vacanti, L. Autrey, S., B. Campbell, B. Slonaker, J. Baer, E. Pfau, M. Grimstvedt, C. Wilborn, A. Thomas, S. Ounpraseuth, P. Casey, R. Wilson. Effects of the Curves® Fitness Program on Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Maximal Aerobic Capacity. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise.  36(5): S80, 2004.

  • Rasmussen, C., R. Kreider, C. Kerksick, B. Campbell, B. Slonaker, M. Greenwood, J. Baer, E, Pfau, M. Grimstvedt, C. Wilborn, A. Thomas, L. Autrey, T. Magrans, B. Marcello, C. Mulligan, D. Rohle, L. Taylor, A. Vacanti, S. Ounpraseuth, P. Casey, R. Wilson Effects of the Curves® Fitness and Weight Loss Program on Markers of Health.   Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise.  36(5): S81, 2004.

  • Taylor L, Mulligan C, Rohle D, Vacanti A, Fogt D, Rasmussen C, Kerksick C, Magrans T, Campbell B, Baer J, Slonaker B, Wilborn C, Thomas A, Marcello B, Pfau E, Grimstvedt M, Opusunju J, Ounpraseuth S, Casey P, Greenwood M, Wilson R, Kreider R. Analysis of the safety of the Curves™ fitness and weight loss program high protein diets.  Sports Nutrition Review Journal.  1(1):S8-9, 2004.

Presentations

  • Kreider RB.  The Curves fitness and diet program promotes weight loss and improves markers of fitness and health.  Curves Annual National Convention.  Las Vegas, NV.  November 7, 2003.

  • Kerksick C, C Rasmussen, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, R Slonaker, M Grimstvedt, E Pfau, C Wilborn, A Thomas, B Marcello, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, M Greenwood, R Wilson, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program I: Body composition.  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.   Washington, DC, April 21, 2004.

  • Thomas A, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, R Slonaker, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, C Wilborn, B Marcello, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, R Kreider, C Earnest. Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program II: Resting energy expenditure.  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.   Washington, DC, April 21, 2004.

  • Rasmussen C, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, M Grimstvedt, E Pfau, C Wilborn, B Marcello, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider. Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program III: Training adaptations.  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.   Washington, DC, April 21, 2004.

  • Slonaker B, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, C Wilborn, B Marcello, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program IV: Health markers. Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.   Washington, DC, April 21, 2004.

  • Vacanti A, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, D Fogt, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, M Grimstvedt, E Pfau, C Wilborn, B Marcello, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program V: Relationship of leptin to weight loss.  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.   Washington, DC, April 21, 2004.

  • Mulligan C, D Fogt, L Taylor, D Rohle, A Vacanti, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, C Wilborn, B Marcello, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program VI: Insulin sensitivity.  Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.   Washington, DC, April 21, 2004.

  • Bowden R, B Lanning, H Johnston, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, C Wilborn, B Marcello, D Fogt, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.   Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program VII: Quality of life. Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.   Washington, DC, April 21, 2004.

  • Lanning B, R Bowden, H Johnston, C Rasmussen, C Kerksick, T Magrans, B Campbell, J Baer, A Thomas, R Slonaker, E Pfau, M Grimstvedt, C Wilborn, B Marcello, D Fogt, L Taylor, C Mulligan, D Rohle, A Vacanti, S Ounpraseuth, P Casey, R Wilson, M Greenwood, C Earnest, R Kreider.  Effects of the Curves® fitness & weight loss program VIII: Body image. Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.   Washington, DC, April 21, 2004.

  • Kreider, R. C. Rasmussen, C. Kerksick, B. Campbell, J. Baer, B. Slonaker, E. Pfau, M. Grimstvedt, C. Wilborn, A. Thomas, T. Magrans, B. Marcello, L. Taylor, C. Mulligan, D. Rohle, A. Vacanti, L. Autrey, S. Ounpraseuth, P. Casey, M. Greenwood, R. Wilson.  Effects of the Curves® Fitness & Weight Loss Program on Weight Loss and Resting Energy Expenditure.  American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.  Indianapolis, IN.  June 2, 2004.   

  • Greenwood, M.  R. Kreider, C. Rasmussen, C. Kerksick, T. Magrans, B. Marcello, L. Taylor, C. Mulligan, D. Rohle, A. Vacanti, L. Autrey, S., B. Campbell, B. Slonaker, J. Baer, E. Pfau, M. Grimstvedt, C. Wilborn, A. Thomas, S. Ounpraseuth, P. Casey, R. Wilson. Effects of the Curves® Fitness Program on Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Maximal Aerobic Capacity.  American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.  Indianapolis, IN.  June 2, 2004.   

  • Rasmussen, C., R. Kreider, C. Kerksick, B. Campbell, B. Slonaker, M. Greenwood, J. Baer, E, Pfau, M. Grimstvedt, C. Wilborn, A. Thomas, L. Autrey, T. Magrans, B. Marcello, C. Mulligan, D. Rohle, L. Taylor, A. Vacanti, S. Ounpraseuth, P. Casey, R. Wilson Effects of the Curves® Fitness and Weight Loss Program on Markers of Health.   American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.  Indianapolis, IN.  June 2, 2004.   

  • Taylor L, Mulligan C, Rohle D, Vacanti A, Fogt D, Rasmussen C, Kerksick C, Magrans T, Campbell B, Baer J, Slonaker B, Wilborn C, Thomas A, Marcello B, Pfau E, Grimstvedt M, Opusunju J, Ounpraseuth S, Casey P, Greenwood M, Wilson R, Kreider R. Analysis of the safety of the Curves™ fitness and weight loss program high protein diets.  ISSN Annual Meeting.  Las Vegas, NV.  June 19, 2004.

  • Kreider R.B.  The Science Behind Curves – We Got the Data!  Curves Annual National Convention.  Las Vegas, NV.  November 5, 2004.

  • Kreider, R.B.  Curves Women’s Health Initiative.  Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas.  Austin, TX.  November 16, 2004.

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Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory
Center for Exercise, Nutrition & Preventive Health
Department of Health, Human Performance, Recreation
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Waco, TX  76798-7313
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Richard_Kreider@baylor.edu

 

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