Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Research Unit




Dr. Robert Ross

Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Ross

Our research work is focused on the characterization and management of obesity and related co-morbidities in adults. In recent years we have conducted a number of randomized controlled trials to determine the efficacy and effectiveness of lifestyle-based interventions designed to manage abdominal obesity and related health risk. Our objective is to continue this type of research for the foreseeable future.

Our intervention-based research is performed within 5000 square feet of space in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. This space includes the aerobic exercise equipment necessary to perform multiple intervention trials.  Equipment for measurement of indirect calorimetry both during exercise and at rest is in place. Also included are 4 MRI- and CT-image analysis workstations.  We also have routine access to MRI, MRS, CT and DEXA facilities at Kingston General Hospital.  Our cardiometabolic-based research is performed within our clinical laboratory space located within our laboratory and includes 2 beds, office space for our research nurses and two metabolic testing suites dedicated to performing our metabolic studies including hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp studies, glucose tolerance, glucose oxidation, resting metabolic rate measurement etc.

Visit the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Research Unit

Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Research Unit

28 Division St. RM500

Kingston ON Canada

K7L 3N6

Dr. Robert Ross

Tel: 613-533-6583

Office: KHS 301E