The Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory in the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN) in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University is dedicated to evaluating the interaction between exercise and nutrition on health, disease, and human performance. Moreover, to help disseminate research findings to the scientific and lay communities through research presentations, publications, media interviews, and individual and group counseling.

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ESNL CurvesCurves Women's Health & Fitness Initiative

Researchers in the ESNL began research investigating the safety and efficacy of the Curves fitness and weight loss program in the spring of 2003.  Since then, researchers within the ESNL have conducted a number of  studies examining the short and long-term impact of women participating in the Curves program. These efforts have impacted the lives of millions of women worldwide.


DEXA Testing

The key to conducting health-related research that makes an impact is translating research findings from the lab to the general public.  Research conducted in the ESNL contributes to this effort by helping everyone from sports enthusiasts to “soccer moms” lead healthier and happier lives. 

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The ESNL is a leader in presenting research at scientific meetings, publishing results in peer-reviewed journals, and translating research findings to the general public.   Click on the link below to read the latest research findings from the ESNL.

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Lab Tour

ESNL Abtracts

The ESNL is located  in Building Two of the Research Park at Texas A&M University.  Click the link below to take a tour of the ESNL. 



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