Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Plaisance is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Plaisance has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Obesity and Metabolism. He is currently Graduate Program Director of the Masters in Exercise Physiology and Undergraduate Honors Program Director.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Dietary R, S-1,3-butanediol diacetoacetate reduces body weight and adiposity in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.Federation proceedings.  33:2409-2421. 2019
    2018 Efficacy of a telephone-based medical nutrition program on blood lipid and lipoprotein metabolism: Results of Our Healthy Heart.Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics.  75:73-78. 2018
    2018 Why intensity is not a bad word: Optimizing health status at any age.Clinical Nutrition.  37:56-60. 2018
    2018 Complementary Hypotheses on Contributors to the Obesity Epidemic.Obesity Research.  26:17-21. 2018
    2017 Potential Causes of Elevated REE after High-Intensity Exercise.Medicine and science in sports.  49:2414-2421. 2017
    2017 High-intensity interval training and calorie restriction promote remodeling of glucose and lipid metabolism in diet-induced obesityAJP - Endocrinology and Metabolism.  313:E243-E256. 2017
    2017 High-intensity interval training and calorie restriction promote remodeling of glucose and lipid metabolism in diet-induced obesity.AJP - Endocrinology and Metabolism.  313:E243-E256. 2017
    2017 Why intensity is not a bad word - Response to Gentil et al. letter.Clinical Nutrition.  36:1456. 2017
    2017 Alterations in Hemoglobin and Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D are Related Before and After Weight Loss Independent of African Admixture.International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  27:59-66. 2017
    2016 Systolic blood pressure response after high-intensity interval exercise is independently related to decreased small arterial elasticity in normotensive African American women.Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology.  41:484-490. 2016
    2015 Exercise Training and Energy Expenditure following Weight Loss.Medicine and science in sports.  47:1950-1957. 2015
    2015 An Examination of Lower Extremity Function and its Correlates in Older African American and White Men.Ethnicity and Disease.  25:271-278. 2015
    2015 Exercise physiology, testing, and training in patients supported by a left ventricular assist deviceThe Journal of heart transplantation.  34:1005-1016. 2015
    2015 Exercise physiology, testing, and training in patients supported by a left ventricular assist device.The Journal of heart transplantation.  34:1005-1016. 2015
    2015 Muscle fiber type, Achilles tendon length, potentiation, and running economy.Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  29:1302-1309. 2015
    2015 Exercise Training and Energy Expenditure following Weight LossMedicine and science in sports.  47:1950-1957. 2015
    2015 Paraoxonase responses to exercise and niacin therapy in men with metabolic syndrome.Redox Report.  20:42-48. 2015
    2014 Does increased oxygen extraction contribute to the improvement of VO2peak observed in patients who exercise with increased LVAD speed?European Journal of Heart Failure.  16:1256. 2014
    2014 Weight loss and bone mineral density.Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes.  21:358-362. 2014
    2014 Aging and energetics' 'Top 40' future research opportunities 2010-2013.F1000Research.  3:219. 2014
    2014 Exercise and dietary-mediated reductions in postprandial lipemia.Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.  2014:902065. 2014
    2012 Evaluation of high-molecular weight adiponectin in horses.American Journal of Veterinary Research.  73:1230-1240. 2012
    2012 Regulation of adiponectin secretion by soy isoflavones has implication for endocrine function of the testis.Toxicology Letters.  209:78-85. 2012
    2012 Lipid-lowering drugs and circulating adiponectin.Vitamins and Hormones.  90:341-374. 2012
    2011 Dietary methionine restriction increases fat oxidation in obese adults with metabolic syndrome.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  96:E836-E840. 2011
    2010 Dietary methionine restriction enhances metabolic flexibility and increases uncoupled respiration in both fed and fasted states.AJP - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  299:R728-R739. 2010
    2010 Role of beta-adrenergic receptors in the hyperphagic and hypermetabolic responses to dietary methionine restriction.AJP - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  299:R740-R750. 2010
    2010 Acute hepatic response to diet modification and exercise-induced endotoxemia during a laboratory-based duathlonBiology of Sport.  27:111-118. 2010
    2009 The influence of sex, body composition, and nonesterified fatty acids on serum adipokine concentrations.Metabolism.  58:1557-1563. 2009
    2009 Activation of PPAR by rosiglitazone does not negatively impact male sex steroid mormones in diabetic ratsPPAR Research2009
    2009 Erratum: Letter to the editor reponse (Med Sci Sports Exerc. (2009) 41:4 (966)Medicine and science in sports.  41:1532. 2009
    2009 Extended-release niacin decreases serum fetuin-A concentrations in individuals with metabolic syndrome.Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews.  25:427-434. 2009
    2009 Initial metabolic state and exercise-induced endotoxaemia are unrelated to gastrointestinal symptoms during exerciseJournal of Sports Science and Medicine.  8:252-258. 2009
    2009 Independent and combined effects of aerobic exercise and pharmacological strategies on serum triglyceride concentrations: a qualitative review.Physician and Sportsmedicine.  37:11-19. 2009
    2009 ResponseMedicine and science in sports.  41:966. 2009
    2009 Niacin stimulates adiponectin secretion through the GPR109A receptor.AJP - Endocrinology and Metabolism.  296:E549-E558. 2009
    2009 Duathlon performance unaltered by short-term changes in dietary fat and carbohydrates.International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  19:47-60. 2009
    2009 Imaging systems for westerns: chemiluminescence vs. infrared detection.Methods in Molecular Biology.  536:499-513. 2009
    2008 Aerobic exercise and postprandial lipemia in men with the metabolic syndrome.Medicine and science in sports.  40:2105-2111. 2008
    2008 Postprandial triglyceride responses to aerobic exercise and extended-release niacin.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  88:30-37. 2008
    2008 The relationship between pedometer-determined and self-reported physical activity and body composition variables in college-aged men and women.Journal of American College Health.  57:39-44. 2008
    2008 Increased total and high-molecular weight adiponectin after extended-release niacin.Metabolism.  57:404-409. 2008
    2007 Cardiovascular fitness and vascular inflammatory markers after acute aerobic exercise.International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  17:152-162. 2007
    2006 Blood lipid responses after continuous and accumulated aerobic exercise.International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  16:245-254. 2006
    2006 Blood lipid responses to plant stanol ester supplementation and aerobic exercise training.Metabolism.  55:541-549. 2006
    2006 Physical activity and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.Sports Medicine.  36:443-458. 2006
    1998 Individual variation in the swimming performance of fishes: An overlooked source of variation in toxicity studiesEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  17:282-285. 1998

    Research Overview

  • Weight regain following weight loss occurs frequently and results from a host of biological and metabolic responses designed to defend body weight. My laboratory is especially interested in novel exercise and dietary approaches to attenuate reductions in components of energy expenditure that accompany weight loss. Our current projects are primarily focused on the role of ketone ester and ketone salt supplementation on body weight and adiposity reductions.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by ATHEROTECH - NEW 2014 - 2015
  • Teaching Overview

  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
    Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
    Physiology of Exercise
    Sports Nutrition
  • Teaching Activities

  • KIN460 - Clinical Exercise Physiology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN639 - Exer Prescript High Risk Pop (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN637 - Physiology of Exercise I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN307 - Applied Kinesiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN642 - Practicum in Physiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PT731 - Human Performance Physiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN638 - Physiology of Exercise II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN697 - Adv Field Exper Kinesiology (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN307 - Applied Kinesiology (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN307 - Applied Kinesiology (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN400 - Physiology of Exercise (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN307 - Applied Kinesiology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN499 - Fitness Internship (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN585 - Advced Exerc Tstng and Pres (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PE307 - Applied Kinesiology (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE405 - Nutr and Physical Activity (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE585 - Prin of Exercise Leadership (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE307 - Applied Kinesiology (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE585 - Prin of Exercise Leadership (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE638 - Physiology of Exercise II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE307 - Applied Kinesiology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE485 - Exercise Testing/Prescription (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE585 - Prin of Exercise Leadership (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Auburn University
  • Full Name

  • Eric Plaisance