Research by an East Carolina University professor and co-authors could generate ideas on how fat interacts with estrogen to cause problem areas for weight gain in women.
Dr. Bob Hickner, professor in the ECU Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Performance, worked with Kathleen Gavin, a post doc fellow at the University of Colorado in Denver; ECU alumnus Dustin Raymer and ECU graduate student Elizabeth Cooper.
The team determined that estrogen’s effect on fat depends on where the fat deposit is located. Those effects could explain why some premenopausal women have difficulty losing their pear shape even when they exercise. They could also help generate some new ideas on how estrogen in fat may influence why postmenopausal women tend to accumulate more fat in the abdomen.
The authors suggest that more research is necessary to better understand the mechanisms behind how and why estrogen acts in these differential ways.
The article is titled, “Estradiol Effects on Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Lipolysis in Premenopausal Women are Adipose Tissue Depot Specific and Treatment Dependent.” It appears in the June edition of the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, published by the American Physiological Society, and available at http://bit.ly/1aKKegY.
Hickner is director of the Ph.D. program in bioenergetics and exercise science at ECU and co-director of research at the Center for Health Disparities Research.
East Carolina University biology professor Kyle Summers is co-editor of “Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander,” newly released by Oxford University Press.
Summers said the book revolves around the work of entomologist Richard D. Alexander, whose seminal contributions to the field of human social evolution have inspired biologists, anthropologists, psychologists and other social scientists to explore in greater detail the evolution of human social behavior.
The volume includes Alexander’s classic works accompanied by essays from former students and colleagues, who discuss current research or areas of contention related to the topic.
The work was completed as part of Summers’ research activity as the Thomas Harriot College Advancement Council Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Co-editor Bernard Crespi is professor of evolutionary biology at Simon Fraser University.
For additional information about the book, visit Oxford University Press a http://global.oup.com/academic/product/human-social-evolution-9780199791750?cc=us&lang=en&.
Faculty in the ECU College of Business have reported the following recent publications:
Articles by Haozhe Chen, Marketing and Supply Chain Management:
- “Logistics Service Orientation: An Integrated Strategy to Build Logistics Service Competency” in the Journal of Transportation Management
- “Organizational Structure and Logistics Service Innovation,” in the International Journal of Logistics Management
- “Manufacturer-Supplier Guanxi Strategy: An Examination of Contingent Environmental Factors,” in Industrial Marketing Management
By Chen with John Kros,
- “Technology Emergency between Mandate and Acceptance” An Exploratory Examination of RFID,” in the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
- “The Adoption and Utilization of Online Auctions by Supply Chain Managers,” in Transportation Research Part E
By Chen with William Swart,
- “Human Performance in Supply Chain Management,” in the Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal.
By Management faculty Joseph Tomkiewicz with Kenneth Bass and Joanna Robinson, “Students’ Propensity Toward Business Ownership” in the College Student Journal.
An article co-authored by Mary Crozier, Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies, “Codependence with hypersexual and gambling disorder,” appeared in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
An article by Twyla Perryman, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, “Brief Report: Parent Child-Directed Speech as a Predictor of Receptive Language in Children with Autism Symptomatology,” appeared in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Two articles by ECU accounting professor Denise E. Dickins were published recently: “New Evidence on the Incremental Information Content of Earnings Reported Using the LIFO Inventory Method,” in the journal Advances in Accounting; and “Personality Differences of Audit and Tax Professionals” in TaxPro Journal.