Lifestyle-based Interventions

Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Intensity and Amount of Exercise

Randomized Control Trials

Management of Obesity

Selected Publications from the LCRU


*For a complete list of publications, visit Dr. Ross' Google Scholar page.

Student authors are in bold.


Brennan AM, Tchernof A, Gerszten R, Cowan T, Ross R. (2018). Depot-specific Adipose Tissue Metabolite Profiles and Corresponding Changes Following Aerobic Exercise. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 9: 759.


de Lannoy L, Sui X, Blair SN, Ross R. (2018). All-cause mortality risk among active and inactive adults matched for cardiorespiratory fitness. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2047487318809186.

Brennan AM, Benson M, Morningstar J, Herzig M, Robbins J, Gerszten RE and Ross R. (2018). Plasma metabolite profiles in response to chronic exercise. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 50(7): 1480.

de Lannoy L, Sui X, Lavi CJ, Blair SN, Ross R. (2018). Change in submaximal cardiorespiratory fitness and all-cause mortality. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 93(2):184-190.

Cowan T, Brennan AM, Stotz P, Clarke J, Lamarche B, Ross R. (2018). Separate effects of exercise amount and intensity on adipose tissue and skeletal muscle mass in adults with abdominal obesity. Obesity. 26(11): 1696-1703.


Hammond B, Stotz P, Brennan AM, Lamarche B, Day A, Ross R. (2018). Individual variability in waist circumference and body weight in response to exercise. Medicine and science in sports and exercise.

Davidson T, Vainshelboim B, Kokkinos P, Myers J, Ross R. (2017). Cardiorespiratory fitness versus physical activity as predictors of all-cause mortality in men. American Heart Journal. 196:156-62.


de Lannoy LClarke J, Stotz PJ, Ross R. (2017). Effects of intensity and amount of exercise on measures of insulin and glucose: Analysis of inter-individual variability. PloS One. 12(5): e0177095


Clarke Jde Lannoy L, Ross R. (2017). Comparison of measures of maximal and submaximal fitness in response to exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49(4): 711–716.


Ko G, Davidson LE, Brennan AM, Lam M, Ross R. (2016). Abdominal adiposity, not cardiorespiratory fitness, mediates the exercise-induced change in insulin sensitivity in older adults. PloS One. 11(12): e0167734.


Bostad WRicketts TA, Stotz PJ, Ross R. (2016). Cardiovascular disease risk in obese adults assessed using established values for cardiorespiratory fitness. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 42:93-95.


Rickets TA, Sui X, Lavie CJ, Blair SN, Ross R. (2016). Addition of cardiorespiratory fitness within an obesity risk classification model identified men at increased risk of all-cause mortality. The American Journal of Medicine. 129: 536.e13-536.e20


Ross R. (2016). Is setting a criterion for "clinically significant weight loss" necessary? Obesity. 24(4): 791. 


Ross R, Blair SN, Arena R, et al. (2016). Importance of assessing cardiorespiratory fitness in clinical practice: a case for fitness as a clinical vital sign: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 134:653–699. 


Ross R, de Lannoy L, Stotz PJ. (2015). Separate effects of intensity and amount of exercise on individual cardiorespiratory fitness response. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 90(11):1506-1514.


Ross R, Hudson R, Stotz PJ, Lam M. (2015). Effects of exercise amount and intensity on abdominal obesity and glucose tolerance in obese adults: a randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 162: 325-334.