The following Cooper Institute publications are some of the most frequently cited references in the scientific literature on topics related to physical fitness, physical activity, and health.
|Blair SN, Kohl HW, Barlow CE, Paffenbarger RS, Jr., Gibbons LW, Macera CA.||Changes in physical fitness and all-cause mortality: A prospective study of healthy and unhealthy men. JAMA, 273: 1093-1098, 1995. PubMed ID Number: 7707596||Read Abstract|
|Blair SN, Kohl HW, Paffenberger RS, Clark DG, Cooper KH, Gibbons LW.||Physical fitness and all-cause mortality. A prospective study of healthy men and women. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1989 Nov 3;262(17):2395-401. PubMed ID Number: 2795824||Read Abstract|
|Church TS, Earnest CP, Skinner JS, Blair SN.||Effects of different doses of physical activity on cardiorespiratory fitness among sedentary, overweight or obese postmenopausal women with elevated blood pressure: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007 May 16;297(19):2081-91. PubMed ID Number: 17507344||Read Abstract|
|Defina LF, Willis BL, Radford NB, Gao A, Leonard D, Haskell WL, Weiner MF, Berry JD.||The association between midlife cardiorespiratory fitness levels and later-life dementia: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Feb 5;158(3):162-8. PubMed ID Number: 23381040||Read Abstract|
|Dunn AL, Marcus BH, Kampert JB, Garcia ME, Kohl HW, Blair SN.||Comparison of lifestyle and structured interventions to increase physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness: a randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Assocation. 1999 Jan 27;281(4):327-34. PubMed ID Number: 9929085||Read Abstract|
|LaMonte MJ, Barlow CE, Jurca R, Kampert JB, Church TS, Blair SN.||Cardiorespiratory fitness is inversely associated with the incidence of metabolic syndrome: a prospective study of men and women. Circulation. 2005 Jul 26;112(4):505-12. PubMed ID Number: 16009797||Read Abstract|
|Willis BL, Gao A, Leonard D, Defina LF, Berry JD.||Midlife fitness and the development of chronic conditions in later life. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Sep 24;172(17):1333-40. PubMed ID Number: 22928178||Read Abstract|