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About Travis Saunders

Friday, January 09, 2009 Posted by Travis Saunders
Travis Saunders is a PhD student in Exercise Physiology in Ottawa, Canada. Travis completed his BSc (Hon) in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, where he was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest academic proficiency in his class. He recently completed his Master’s degre in Health Physiology at Queen’s University, which focused on the relationship between body composition, metabolic health, and inflammatory hormones in elderly men and women. His PhD research is supported by Doctoral Research Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Diabetes Association, and is focused on developing exercise interventions for obese youth. Travis is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, and a member of The Obesity Society, the Canadian Obesity Network, and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.  He is also a Content Editor at In his spare time Travis is a competitive distance runner. He has medaled in both the Calgary and Manitoba International Marathons, and completed his first Boston Marathon in 2009.


Changes in Weight but not Physical Activity or Cardiorespiratory Fitness Are Associated with Change in C-Reactive Protein: Results From the INFLAME Study. Church, T., Conrad, E., Priest, E., Rodarte, R., Saunders, T.J., Ross, R. and Blair, S.N. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181c03a43

Breast Volume is an Independent Predictor of Visceral and Ectopic Fat in Premenopausal Women. Janiszewski, P.M., Saunders, T.J. and R. Ross. Obesity. 2009 Oct 22. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1038/oby.2009.336

Age-related changes in total and regional fat distribution.  Kuk, J.L., Saunders, T.J., Davidson, L.E., and R Ross.  Ageing Research Reviews. 2009; 8 (4): 339-348.  DOI:10.1016/j.arr.2009.06.001

Associations of the Limb Fat to Trunk Fat Ratio With Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk in Elderly Men and Women. Saunders, T.J., L. E. Davidson, Peter M. Janiszewski, J-P. Despres, R. Hudson, and R. Ross. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. 2009; 64A (10): 1066-1070. DOI:10.1093/gerona/glp079

Lifestyle treatment of the metabolic syndrome. Peter M. Janiszewski, T. J. Saunders, R. Ross. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2008; 2: 99-108

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