Tucker, Larry

Exercise Sciences

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Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4927

Professor

 Biography
Dr Tucker received his PhD from Southern Illinois University and began his career as a professor at New Mexico State University. After teaching there for two years, he and his family moved to the South and he taught at Auburn University for five years. Dr. Tucker has been a professor at BYU for more than 25 years. He enjoys both teaching and research. He teaches courses in Obesity and Weight Management, Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention, and Research Design. Over his career, Dr. Tucker has published over 100 articles in scholarly journals, several book chapters, and a book on living a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Tucker and his wife, Diane, have five children, four sons and a daughter, and a growing number of grandchildren.
 Teaching Interests
Obesity and Weight Management, Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention, and Research Methods.
 Research Interests
Obesity and Weight Management, and Lifestyle Medicine.
 Experience

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Associate Professor, Auburn University, 1983-1988
  • Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, 1981-1983

 Memberships
  • American Society for Nutrition, 2012-2016
  • Fellow: The Obesity Society (TOS), 1998-2016
 Honors and Awards
  • Graduate Office, BYU : Graduate Student Mentoring Award
 Courses Taught

Summer 2017
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 001
Spring 2017
  • EXSC 480: Obesity & Weight Management Section 001
Winter 2017
  • EXSC 630: Research Methods in ExSc Section 001
  • EXSC 671: Adv Lifestyle & Chr Dis Prev Section 001
Fall 2016
  • EXSC 480: Obesity & Weight Management Section 001
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 007

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Romney L, Larson MJ, Clark T, Tucker LA, Bailey BW, LeCheminant JD. 2016. Reduced sleep acutely influences sedentary behavior and mood but not total energy intake in normal-weight and obese women. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 14(5):528-538.  doi:10.1080/15402002.2015.1036272

Hansen B, Tucker LA. 2016. Fitness and Bone Density in Women: The Role of Age, Weight, Calcium, Vitamin D, and Menopause. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 56(9). <website>

Tucker LA. 2016. Objectively Measured Physical Activity Predicts Subsequent Energy Intake in 300 Women. Public Health Nutrition. <website>

Tucker LA, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW. 2015. PUBLISHED 2015: Meat Intake and Insulin Resistance in Women without Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Research. 2015(Article ID: 174742):10. <website> doi:10.1155/2015/174742

Tucker LA, Tucker JM, Bailey BW, LeCheminant JD. 2015. Published 2015: A 4-Year Prospective Study of Soft Drink Consumption and Weight Gain: The Role of Calorie Intake and Physical Activity. American Journal of Health Promotion. 29((3)):262-265.  doi:10.4278/ajhp.130619-ARB-315

Tucker LA, Tucker J, Bailey BW, LeCheminant JD. 2015. Published 2015: Dietary Patterns as Predictors of Body Fat and BMI in Women: A Factor Analytic Study. American Journal of Health Promotion. 29((4)):136-146.  doi:10.4278/ajhp.130327-QUAN-129

Tucker LA, Arens P, Bailey BW, LeCheminant JD. 2015. Published 2015: Television Viewing Time and Measured Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Adult Women. American Journal of Health Promotion. 29((5)):285-290.  doi:10.4278/ajhp.131107-QUAN-565.

Tucker LA, Erickson A, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW. 2015. PUBLISHED 2015: Dairy consumption and insulin resistance in women. Journal of Diabetes Research. Article ID: 206959. <website> doi:10.1155/2015/206959

Tucker LA, Strong E, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW. 2015. PUBLISHED 2015: Effect of Two Jumping Programs on Hip Bone Mineral Density in Premenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Health Promotion. 29(3):158-164.  doi:10.4278/ajhp.130430-QUAN-200.

Tucker LA, Nokes N, Bailey BW, LeCheminant JD. 2014. Published (2014) Cardiorespiratory fitness and hip bone mineral density in women: a 6-year prospective study. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 119(2):333-346.

Tucker LA, Tucker JM, Bailey BW, LeCheminant JD. 2014. PUBLISHED (2014) Meat intake Increases Risk of Weight Gain in Women: A Prospective Cohort Investigation. American Journal of Health Promotion. 29(1):e43-52. <website>

Tucker LA, Fosson E, Bailey BW, LeCheminant JD. 2014. PUBLISHED (2014): Is the Dose Response Relationship Between Body Mass and Hip Bone Mineral Density in Women Influenced by Diet, Physical Activity, or Menopause?. American Journal of Health Promotion. :325-327.

Tucker LA, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW. 2014. Published (2014) Test-retest reliability of the Bod Pod: the effect of multiple assessments. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 118(2):563-570.

Tucker JM, Tucker LA, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW. 2013. PUBLISHED (2013): Obesity increases risk of declining physical activity over time in women: a prospective cohort study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 21((12)):E715-720.  doi:10.1002/oby.20415. Epub 2013 Jun 11.

LeCheminant JD, Christenson E, Bailey BW, Tucker LA. 2013. Published: Restricting night-time eating reduces daily energy intake in healthy young men: a short-term cross-over study. British Journal of Nutrition. 110:2108-2113.

Breneman C, Tucker LA. 2013. PUBLISHED (2013): Dietary Fibre Consumption and Insulin Resistance: The Role of Body Fat and Physical Activity. British Journal of Nutrition. 110((2)):375-383.  doi:PMID: 23218116

Tucker LA, Tucker J. 2012. Refereed Publication: Insulin resistance as a predictor of gains in body fat, weight, and abdominal fat in nondiabetic women: A prospective study. Obesity. 20(7):1503-1510. <website>

Nokes N, Tucker LA. 2012. Refereed Publication: Changes in hip bone mineral density and objectively measured physical actvity in middle-aged women: A 6-year prospective study. American Journal of Health Promotion. 26(6):341-347.

LeCheminant JD, Tucker LA. 2011. Recommended Levels of Physical Activity and Insulin Resistance in Middle-Aged Women. Diabetes Educator. 37:573-580.

LeCheminant JD, Tucker LA, Russell KL. 2011. Physical Activity and C-Reactive Protein Levels: The Confounding Role of Body Fat Percentage. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 8(4):481-487. <website>

Tucker LA. 2011. ARTICLE: Television viewing and obesity in 300 women: Evaluation of the pathways of energy intake and physical activity. Obesity. 19:1950-1956.

Abstract

Tucker LA, Abbott JD, Abbott JD. 2014. ABSTRACT (2014) Fruit intake is inversely related to body fat in middle-aged women. Obesity (Silver Spring). T-2423. <website>

Tucker LA. 2012. Abstract: Dietary Patterns and Body Fat in Middle-Aged Women: A Factor Analytic Study. Obesity. Sept:S187.

Tucker J, Tucker LA. 2012. Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior Predicts Body Fat Percentage in Female Adults. Obesity. Sept:S190.

Tucker LA, Peterson T, Strong E, Bailey BW, Davidson L, LeCheminant JD, Bikman B, Nokes N, Tucker J. 2006. Objectively measured physical activity and body fat gains in women: a 4-year prospective study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 38:S57.

Tucker LA, Peterson TR, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW, Davidson L. 2005. HDL cholesterol: A comparison of the contributions of intensity and volume of physical activity,. National ACSM Meeting. 37(5):382.

Presentations

Tucker LA. Why exercise regularly?. BYU Wellness Lunch and Learn. BYU. 2014 .

Tucker LA, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW. Fruit intake is inversely related to body fat in middle-aged women. The Obesity Society Annual Conference. Boston, MA. 2014 .

Hansen B, Tucker LA. Multiple dimensions of physical fitness and bone mineral density of the hip and spine in middle-aged women. National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Lexington Kentucky. 2014 .

Tucker LA. Obesity and weight management: The role of physical activity. Utah Public Health Association Conference. Provo, Utah. 2014 .

Tucker LA. Obesity. Office Professionals Association Conference. Provo, Utah. 2014 .

Tucker LA. The Challenge of Obesity. Annual State AAHPERD Conference. Utah. 2013 .

Christenson E, Bailey BW, Tucker LA, LeCheminant JD. The association between short-term night eating restriction and physical activity in young men: a counter-balanced study. Annual Southwest Regional American College of Sports Medicine conference. Newport Beach, CA. 2012 .

Tucker LA. Dietary Patterns and Body Fat in Middle-Aged Women: A Factor Analytic Study. Obesity Society Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Tx. 2012 .

Tucker J, Tucker LA. Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior Predicts Body Fat Percentage in Female Adults. Obesity Society Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. 2012 .

Christenson E, Bailey BW, Tucker LA, LeCheminant JD. The effect of 2 weeks of night eating restriction: a randomized and counter-balanced study. Annual American College of Sports Medicine Conference. San Francisco. 2012 .

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