Anthony J. Smith awarded 2022 Honorable Mention award from the American Kinesiology Association
Anthony J. Smith, an undergraduate student in the AMP lab, was recently awarded the 2022 Honorable Mention award from the American Kinesiology Association for his research and academic efforts. The title of his honors project was: Effect of Chronotype on Resting and Exercise Fat Oxidation in Relation to Insulin Sensitivity. Co-mentors were Mary-Margaret E. Remchak and Dr. Steven K. Malin. The work highlights that early chronotypes use more fat as an energy source than their late chronotype counterparts. The findings also suggest early chronotypes are more physically active and perform less sedentary behavior. Together, these work may help explain how insulin seems to be more effective at promoting glucose uptake and lowering disease risk. Further studies are now underway in effort to better align individual preferences for activity to maximize well-being.