Faculty

Contact Information
Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport Room 164.2
Ph: 306.585.4906
Fax: 306.585.4854

Research Interests

Dr. Darren Candow, PhD, CSEP-CEP, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies and the Gerontology Graduate Coordinator, Centre on Aging and Health. Dr. Candow supervises the Aging Muscle and Bone Health Laboratory, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, The Scientific World Journal-Nutrition Division, and the board of directors for the Saskatchewan Kinesiology and Exercise Science Association. Dr. Candow is an academic member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, American Society for Bone Mineral Research, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and International Society for Aging and Physical Activity. Dr. Candow's research program involves the development of effective resistance training and nutritional intervention strategies for improving properties of aging muscle and bone health. Dr. Candow's research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), and the Nutricia Research Foundation.

CURRENT STUDENTS              AGING MUSCLE and BONE HEALTH LAB STAFF         

Angela Kosar MSc                  Certified Personal Trainers: Emelie Vogt, Angela Kosar, Krissy Weisgarber

Jessica Lewis MSc                 DEXA technicians: Christy Pringle, Meghan Potter

Jessica Putland MSc

Krissy Weisgarber MSc

Sarah Johannsmeyer PhD

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Timing of creatine supplementation during resistance-exercise on muscle and bone biology.

Recent Publications

Past 5 Years

Candow, D.G., S.C. Forbes, J.P Little, S.M Cornish, C. Pinkoski, and P.D. Chilibeck. (2012). Review- Effect of nutritional intervention and resistance exercise on aging muscle mass and strength. Biogerontology

Candow, D.G., P.D. Chilibeck, K. Wesigarber, E. Vogt, and A. BaxterJones. (2012). Effect of low-dose ibuprofen following resistance exercise in postmenopausal women. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

Forbes, S.C., J.P. Little, and D.G. Candow. (2012). Review- Exercise and nutritional interventions for improving aging muscle health. Endocrine.

Candow, D.G., and D.G. Burke. (2012). Book Chapter. Protein supplementation strategies on body composition, exercise performance and muscle protein kinetics. In: Current Results of Strength Training Research: Different Aspects of Fitness and Performance. Volume 3. pages 49-56.

Kosar, A., D.G. Candow, J. Putland. (2012). Review: Potential beneficial effects of whole-body vibration for muscle recovery following exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Weisgarber, K., D.G. Candow, E. Vogt. (2012). Whey protein before and during resistance exercise has no effect on muscle mass and strength in untrained young adults. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

Candow, D.G. (2012). Book Chapter. Creatine and Exercise: A role in the prevention of muscle loss in the elderly. In: Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States. Chapter 149. Elsevier, UK. 

Candow, D.G., P.D. Chilibeck, D.G. Burke, K. Mueller, J. Lewis. (2011). Effect of different frequencies of creatine supplementation on muscle size and strength in young adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(7):1831-1838.

Candow, D.G. (2011). Sarcopenia: current theories and the potential of creatine application strategies. Biogerontology, 12(4):273-281.

Candow, D.G., P.D. Chilibeck. (2010). Review: Potential of creatine supplementation for improving aging bone health. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 14(2), 149-153.

Candow, D.G., P.D. Chilibeck, G.A. Zello, S. Abeysekara. (2011). Short-term heavy resistance training eliminates age-related deficits in muscle mass and strength in healthy older males. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(2): 326-333

Candow, D.G., A. Kleisinger, S. Grenier, K.D. Dorsch. (2009). Effect of sugar-free Red Bull energy drink on high-intensity run time-to-exhaustion in young adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(4):1271-1275.

Cornish, S.M., D.G. Candow, N.T. Jantz, P.D. Chilibeck, J.P. Little, S.C. Forbes, S. Abeysekara, G.A. Zello. (2009). Conjugated linoleic acid combined with creatine monohydrate and whey protein supplementation during strength training. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 19(1): 79-96.

Johnston, A., D.G. Burke, L. MacNeil, D.G. Candow. (2009). Effect of creatine supplementation during cast-induced immobilization on the preservation of muscle mass, strength and endurance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 23(1): 116-120.

Candow, D.G., J. P. Little, P. D. Chilibeck, S. Abeysekara, G. A. Zello, M. Kazachkov, S. M. Cornish, and P.H. Yu. (2008). Low dose creatine supplementation with protein in older men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40(9):1645-1652.

Burke, D.G., D.G. Candow, P.D. Chilibeck, L. MacNeil, B. Roy, M.A. Tarnopolsky, T. Ziegenfuss. (2008). Effect of creatine supplementation and resistance-exercise training on muscle insulin-like growth factor in young adults. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 18(4): 389-398.

Candow, D.G. (2008). Potential effect of creatine supplementation on properties of aging bone. European Journal of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods,19(5):62-63.

Candow, D.G. (2008). The impact of nutritional and exercise strategies for aging bone and muscle. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 33:181-183.

Candow, D.G., and P.D. Chilibeck. (2008). Timing of creatine or protein supplementation and resistance training in the elderly. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 33:184-190.

Burke, D.G., D.G. Candow, P.D. Chilibeck, , L.G. MacNeil, B.D. Roy, M. A. Tarnopolsky, and T. Ziegenfuss. (2008). Effect of creatine supplementation and resistance training on muscle IGF-I and lean tissue mass in young adults. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism,18:403-412.

Little, J.P., S.C. Forbes, D.G. Candow, S.M. Cornish, P.D. Chilibeck. (2008). Creatine, arginine alpha-ketoglutarate, amino acids, and medium-chain triglycerides and endurance and performance. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 18(5): 493-508.

Candow, D.G., and P.D. Chilibeck. (2007). Effect of creatine supplementation during resistance training in the elderly. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging 11(2): 185-188.

Candow, D.G., and D.G. Burke. (2007). Effect of short-term equal volume resistance training with different workout frequency on muscle mass and strength in untrained individuals. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21: 204-207.

Forbes, S.C., D.G. Candow, J. Little, C. Magnus, and P.D. Chilibeck. (2007). Effect of Red Bull® energy drink on repeated Wingate cycle performance and   bench press muscular endurance. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 17: 433-444.

 

 

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