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The UCLA Exercise and Metabolic Disease Research Laboratory (EMDR) investigates the efficacy and mechanisms by which exercise training and diet interventions prevent metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

Current Studies

The purpose of this project is to determine the effects of a 12-week resistance training and diet intervention on cardiovascular and metabolic health among overweight individuals.

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The purpose of this project is to determine the effects of a 12-week resistance training and nicotine-replacement therapy intervention on cardiovascular health in regular smokers.

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Latino Vascular Health Study
This project looks at cardiovascular function in younger and older related adults with different immigrant status to increase our understanding of the Latino paradox. In addition we are investigating the effects of a diet and exercise intervention in Latinos.

EMDR is offering DXA Body Composition Analysis at a reduced rate in Los Angeles, CA - only $50 per scan!

Body composition by DXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) is considered the "gold standard" for body fat testing, and gives an accurate measure for assessing health. The exam is non-invasive and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Get to know your bone density

In addition to knowing your body composition, the EMDR lab is offering a Bone Mineral Density (BMD) scan to assess bone mineral content. This information will help your primary care physician evaluate your risk of osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis. A typical BMD scan can cost up to $250. We are offering the same technology at only $100!!!

Call to schedule an appointment today:
(310) 825-8499 or
email mtp@uclaemdr.org

The goal of this pilot study is to compare strength training and high-intensity interval training (sprinting) to traditional moderate intensity aerobic exercise (like walking or running) on glycemic control in bariatric patients.


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