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    • C-20 Cardiorespiratory Fitness Predicts Processing Speed Performance in Urban Latin Americans 

      Alioto, Anthony; Conde, Karina; Salazar Villanea, Mónica; Moncada Jiménez, José; Cahn-Weiner, Deborah; Johnson, David K. (2019-07-29)
      Objective There is evidence that cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) protects against age-related declines in processing speed (PS), but studies investigating older adults living in low and middle-income countries are lacking. ...
    • Development of a VO2Peak prediction equation in elderly 

      Peralta Brenes, Mariana; Campos Salazar, Cinthya; Briceño Torres, José Miguel; Chacón Araya, Yamileth; Moncada Jiménez, José; Salazar Villanea, Mónica; Johnson, David K.; Campos Salazar, Cinthya (2017)
      Introduction. Aging decreases aerobic capacity as determined by direct maximal tests (Hassel et al. 2015). There are indirect methods to assess aerobic capacity such as the 6-min walking test (6MWT). Some equations to ...
    • Fitness and cognitive performance in urban Latin Americans 

      Salazar Villanea, Mónica; Moncada Jiménez, José; Garnier Villareal, Mauricio; Liebmann, Edward; Montenegro Montenegro, Esteban; Vidoni, Eric D.; Johnson, David K. (2016)
      Our group recently conducted a randomized clinical trial in US dwelling older adults that indicated increasing cardiorespiratory fitness (measured by VO2 peak on treadmill) resulted in better visuospatial cognition ...
    • Health and Fitness Differences Between Urban and Rural Costa Rican Older Adults 

      Solano Mora, Luis Carlos; Salazar Villanea, Mónica; Araya Ortega, Luis Enrique; Valdivieso Mora, Esmeralda; Johnson, David K.; Chacón Araya, Yamileth; Moncada Jiménez, José (2019-06-01)
      Costa Rica has one of the highest life expectancies in America, even higher than the United States. Studies addressing health and fitness in Latin American urban and rural older adults are scarce. PURPOSE: The purpose ...
    • Impact of social support on cognitive vascular risk factors in latino older adults 

      Conde, Karina; Alioto, Anthony; Cahn-Weiner, Deborah; Salazar Villanea, Mónica; Moncada Jiménez, José; Johnson, David K. (2019-11-15)
      Objective: Central Americans have a cardiovascular disease (CVD) health advantage, as they are half as likely to carry CVD as European Americans, despite having an equivalent degree of vascular risk factors (VRFs). We ...