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News Release

October 08, 1999

Something for everyone at exercise physiology conference

Reporters covering health, sports, science and medicine will not want to miss the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology's conference taking place in Toronto Oct. 13 - 16 at the Bristol Hotel near the Pearson International Airport.

The annual conference is being organized by University of Guelph faculty and staff, with assistance from university counterparts at Waterloo, McMaster and Queen's. It will feature presentations from researchers in the United States and Canada on a number of health-related topics, including life in space, nutraceuticals, fitness and training, diet and exercise, heart disease, and gender and aging.

The event is open to the media. Many sessions run concurrently, highlights include:


-- Physiology of life on the International Space Station, including problems encountered by astronauts in the construction and habitation of the station and return to Earth. 7 to 9 p.m.


-- Nutraceuticals: Advances in research, metabolism and weight loss and weight gain. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

-- Health issues: Is country line dancing is a valid aerobic activity for older women?, the association between hostility and physical activity and predicting adult physical activity levels. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

-- Training, fitness and performance: Aerobic fitness of older men and women, skating patterns of National Hockey League Players, oxygen and performance in rowing and anxiety and training loads. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

-- Supplements, diet and exercise: Diet and resting metabolism, protein supplements, and the effect of caffeine and ephedrine ion blood pressure and heart rate. 1 - 4 p.m.

-- Heart disease, exercise and nutrition: Training and chronic heart disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and resistance exercise. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


-- Insulin resistance syndrome and exercise: gender and racial perspectives and the influence of exercise. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

-- Physiology behind the activity: Training programs for athletes, changes in body composition, and metabolic performance and profile. 9 a.m.- Noon

-- Gender differences and metabolism: Resonses and muscle damage. 1- 3 p.m.

-- Muscle wasting and aging: Role of exercise. 1 -3 p.m.

-- Physiology of hockey and skating: Effect of the competitive hockey season, gender differences, prediction of performance and physical characteristics of young female hockey players. 1 - 4 p.m.

-- Activity, nutrition and health from a pediatric angle. 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.


-- Short-term training and exercise, 9 - 11 a.m.

-- Supplements and resistance exercise. 9 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

-- Health: Physical maturation, fatness and coronary heart disease risk and growth hormones, 1 - 3:45 p.m.

-- Carbohydrate metabolism: Caffeine, insulin and leptin, 1 - 4 p.m.

For more information on the conference, contact Prof. Terry Graham, Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Science, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 3028.

For media questions, or to obtain a complete conference agenda, contact Communications and Public Affairs, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 6982 or 3338.

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