• 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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    2020 Exogenous Dietary Ketone Ester Decreases Body Weight and Adiposity in Mice Housed at Thermoneutrality 2020
    2020 Impact of high-intensity interval training and sprint interval training on peripheral markers of glycemic control in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes 2020
    2020 Hemodynamic adaptations induced by short-term run interval training in college studentsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  17:1-11. 2020
    2020 Impact of ketosis on appetite regulation—a reviewNutrition Research.  77:1-11. 2020
    2020 Ratings of Perceived Exertion During Walking Predicts Endurance Independent of Physiological Effort in Older WomenJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  34:1340-1344. 2020
    2020 Short-term high-Intensity interval training increases systemic brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in healthy womenEuropean Journal of Sport Science.  20:516-524. 2020
    2020 The association of emotional and physical reactions to perceived discrimination with depressive symptoms among African American men in the SoutheastInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  17. 2020
    2019 Concentration-dependent effects of a dietary ketone ester on components of energy balance in miceFrontiers in Nutrition.  6. 2019
    2019 Dietary R,S-1,3-butanediol diacetoacetate reduces body weight and adiposity in obese mice fed a high-fat dietThe FASEB Journal.  33:2409-2421. 2019
    2018 Efficacy of a telephone-based medical nutrition program on blood lipid and lipoprotein metabolism: Results of Our Healthy Heart 2018
    2018 Why intensity is not a bad word: Optimizing health status at any ageClinical Nutrition.  37:56-60. 2018
    2018 Complementary Hypotheses on Contributors to the Obesity Epidemic 2018
    2017 Potential Causes of Elevated REE after High-Intensity ExerciseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  49:2414-2421. 2017
    2017 Why intensity is not a bad word – Response to Gentil et al. letterClinical Nutrition.  36:1456. 2017
    2017 High-intensity interval training and calorie restriction promote remodeling of glucose and lipid metabolism in diet-induced obesity 2017
    2017 High-intensity interval training and calorie restriction promote remodeling of glucose and lipid metabolism in diet-induced obesity. 2017
    2017 Alterations in hemoglobin and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D are related before and after weight loss independent of African AdmixtureInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  27:59-66. 2017
    2016 High-Intensity Interval Training with Energy Restriction Preserves Lean Tissue and Improves Glucose Tolerance in Obesity: 3369 Board #2 June 3, 3: 15 PM - 5: 15 PM.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  48:948-949. 2016
    2016 Investigation of Predictors of Overeating Following a Cognitive Task: 802 Board #118 June 1, 3: 30 PM - 5: 00 PM.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  48:221. 2016
    2016 Systolic blood pressure response after high-intensity interval exercise is independently related to decreased small arterial elasticity in normotensive African American women 2016
    2015 Exercise physiology, testing, and training in patients supported by a left ventricular assist device 2015
    2015 An examination of lower extremity function and its correlates in older African American and white menEthnicity and Disease.  25:271-278. 2015
    2015 Exercise Training and Energy Expenditure following Weight LossMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  47:1950-1957. 2015
    2015 Muscle fiber type, achilles tendon length, potentiation, and running economyStrength and Conditioning Journal.  29:1302-1309. 2015
    2015 Paraoxonase responses to exercise and niacin therapy in men with metabolic syndromeRedox Report.  20:42-48. 2015
    2014 Weight loss and bone mineral density 2014
    2014 Aging and energetics' 'Top 40' future research opportunities 2010-2013F1000Research.  3. 2014
    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 Exercise and dietary-mediated reductions in postprandial lipemiaJournal of Nutrition and Metabolism.  2014. 2014
    2012 Evaluation of high-molecular weight adiponectin in horsesAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research.  73:1230-1240. 2012
    2012 Regulation of adiponectin secretion by soy isoflavones has implication for endocrine function of the testisToxicology Letters.  209:78-85. 2012
    2012 Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Circulating Adiponectin 2012
    2011 Aerobic Exercise And Niacin Therapy Alter Paraoxonase In Metabolic SyndromeMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  43:852-853. 2011
    2011 Dietary methionine restriction increases fat oxidation in obese adults with metabolic syndromeJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  96. 2011
    2010 Dietary methionine restriction enhances metabolic flexibility and increases uncoupled respiration in both fed and fasted states 2010
    2010 Role of β-adrenergic receptors in the hyperphagic and hypermetabolic responses to dietary methionine restriction 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 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 and Exercise.  41:1532. 2009
    2009 Extended-release niacin decreases serum fetuin-A concentrations in individuals with metabolic syndrome 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 2009
    2009 ResponseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  41:966. 2009
    2009 Niacin stimulates adiponectin secretion through the GPR109A receptor 2009
    2009 Duathlon performance unaltered by short-term changes in dietary fat and carbohydratesInternational 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 syndromeMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  40:2105-2111. 2008
    2008 Postprandial triglyceride responses to aerobic exercise and extended-release niacinAmerican 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 womenJournal of American College Health.  57:39-44. 2008
    2008 Increased total and high-molecular weight adiponectin after extended-release niacin 2008
    2007 Cardiovascular fitness and vascular inflammatory markers after acute aerobic exerciseInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  17:152-162. 2007
    2006 Physical activity and high-sensitivity C-reactive proteinSports Medicine.  36:443-458. 2006
    2006 Blood lipid responses to plant stanol ester supplementation and aerobic exercise training 2006
    2006 Blood lipid responses after continuous and accumulated aerobic exerciseInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.  16:245-254. 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
  • Education And Training

  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center Laboratory of Nutrient Sensing and Adipocyte Signaling, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Auburn University 2006
  • Full Name

  • Eric Plaisance