W. Larry Kenney

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Titles and Affiliations
Professor and Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance, Kinesiology

W. Larry Kenney specializes in control of human skin blood flow with an emphasis on aging, physiology and biophysics of heat exchange between humans and the environment, and thermoregulation during exercise and in extreme environments.

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Recent Publications

Scientific basis for a milk permeate-based sports drink – A critical review

Berry, C. W., Murray, B. & Kenney, W. L., Apr 2022, In: International Dairy Journal. 127, 105296.

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Validity and reliability of a protocol to establish human critical environmental limits (PSU HEAT Project)

Cottle, R. M., Tony Wolf, S., Lichter, Z. S. & Larry Kenney, W., Feb 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology. 132, 2, p. 334-339 6 p.

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Honoring The HERITAGE Study and Looking Forward

Kenney, W. L., Jablonski, N. G., Brown, M. D. & Keith, N. R., May 1 2022, In: Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 54, 5, p. 883-885 3 p.

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Cross-cultural variation in thirst perception in hot-humid and hot-arid environments: Evidence from two small-scale populations

Rosinger, A. Y., Bethancourt, H. J., Swanson, Z. S., Lopez, K., Kenney, W. L., Huanca, T., Conde, E., Nzunza, R., Ndiema, E., Braun, D. R. & Pontzer, H., Jun 2022, In: American Journal of Human Biology. 34, 6, e23715.

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Critical environmental limits for young, healthy adults (PSU HEAT Project)

Tony Wolf, S., Cottle, R. M., Vecellio, D. J. & Larry Kenney, W., Feb 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology. 132, 2, p. 327-333 7 p.

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Evaluating the 35C wet-bulb temperature adaptability threshold for young, healthy subjects (PSU HEAT Project)

Vecellio, D. J., Tony Wolf, S., Cottle, R. M. & Larry Kenney, W., Feb 2022, In: Journal of applied physiology. 132, 2, p. 340-345 6 p.

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Utility of the Heat Index in defining the upper limits of thermal balance during light physical activity (PSU HEAT Project)

Vecellio, D. J., Wolf, S. T., Cottle, R. M. & Kenney, W. L., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: International Journal of Biometeorology.

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Heat exposure limits for young unacclimatized males and females at low and high humidity

Wolf, S. T., Bernard, T. E. & Kenney, W. L., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.

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Hydration Is More Important Than Exogenous Carbohydrate Intake During Push-to-the-Finish Cycle Exercise in the Heat

Berry, C. W., Wolf, S. T., Cottle, R. M. & Kenney, W. L., Oct 21 2021, In: Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. 3, 742710.

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Hydration in relation to water insecurity, heat index, and lactation status in two small-scale populations in hot-humid and hot-arid environments

Bethancourt, H. J., Swanson, Z. S., Nzunza, R., Huanca, T., Conde, E., Kenney, W. L., Young, S. L., Ndiema, E., Braun, D., Pontzer, H. & Rosinger, A. Y., Jan 1 2021, In: American Journal of Human Biology. 33, 1, e23447.

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Thermoregulatory reflex control of cutaneous vasodilation in healthy aging

Greaney, J. L., Stanhewicz, A. E., Wolf, S. T. & Kenney, W. L., 2021, In: Temperature. 8, 2, p. 176-187 12 p.

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Temperature regulation during exercise in the heat: Insights for the aging athlete

Kenney, W. L., Wolf, S. T., Dillon, G. A., Berry, C. W. & Alexander, L. M., Aug 2021, In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 24, 8, p. 739-746 8 p.

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Drinking water salinity is associated with hypertension and hyperdilute urine among Daasanach pastoralists in Northern Kenya

Rosinger, A. Y., Bethancourt, H., Swanson, Z. S., Nzunza, R., Saunders, J., Dhanasekar, S., Kenney, W. L., Hu, K., Douglass, M. J., Ndiema, E., Braun, D. R. & Pontzer, H., May 20 2021, In: Science of the Total Environment. 770, 144667.

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Metabolism- And sex-dependent critical WBGT limits at rest and during exercise in the heat

Wolf, S. T., Folkerts, M. A., Cottle, R. M., Daanen, H. A. M. & Kenney, W. L., Aug 20 2021, In: American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 321, 3, p. R295-R302

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Skin pigmentation and vitamin D-folate interactions in vascular function: an update

Wolf, S. T. & Kenney, W. L., Nov 1 2021, In: Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care. 24, 6, p. 528-535 8 p.

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