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Introducing Stuart Phillips PhD. Health Insights for our Community in Singapore and Beyond.

Updated: Apr 16

Stuart Phillips PhD Singapore

With the internet providing access to so many health experts and talking heads, we often get asked ‘who can be trusted, to watch or follow online, even to enjoy?’ The answer is not always obvious, as those in the media spotlight have their own area of expertise, biases, even their own unique style of presentation.

Whether you are part of our Singapore or global community, in this series of posts we present some of the key online health leaders whose media channels we enjoy.

Meet Stuart Phillips PhD; research scientist in skeletal muscle health and the impact of exercise and nutrition on human health.

A small disclaimer, we do not necessarily endorse or agree everything that our featured personalities nor their guests might say, but we do enjoy the general direction that they take. Please talk to your doctor, or medical practitioner most familiar with your medical history, before implementing any changes in diet, exercise or lifestyle, especially if you are under treatment.

Your health and exercise regimen starts with you! Prioritising your own self-care is the vital first step to improving your health and long-term wellbeing. Wherever you are in your journey to health, at The Whole Health Practice we work with you, to turn knowledge and intent into targeted and effective action.

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Stuart Phillips / Exercise, Health and Aging

Stuart Phillips, a Distinguished University Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health, holds full Professorship in Kinesiology and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. Recognised as a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, his research centres on studying the effects of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover, alongside a keen interest in diet and exercise-induced changes in body composition.

He secures funding from various prestigious institutions including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada, the US NIH, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the USDA, sustaining his extensive scientific inquiry.

Dr Phillips has been involved in over 220 original scientific research papers over the years and continues to significantly contribute to the field of skeletal muscle health and exercise science.

Dr Phillips does not have his own YouTube channel. Enjoy these two videos.

The first with Rhonda Patrick on protein, exercise and muscle building.

The second is a conversation / debate with Dr Chris Gardener (Stanford), hosted by Simon Hill...

Stuart Phillips Singapore

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Related Studies

Lee MJ, Caruana NJ, Saner NJ, Kuang J, Stokes T, McLeod JC, Oikawa SY, Bishop DJ, Bartlett JD, Phillips SM. Resistance-only and concurrent exercise induce similar myofibrillar protein synthesis rates and associated molecular responses in moderately active men before and after training. FASEB J. 2024 Jan;38(1):e23392. doi: 10.1096/fj.202302024R. PMID: 38153675.

Noguchi KS, Wiley E, Moncion K, Fliss MD, Beauchamp MK, Phillips SM, Thabane L, Tang A. Therapeutic Quality Affects Physical Fitness Benefits of Home Exercise Interventions in Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Meta-Regression. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2024 Mar 4. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000404. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38436969.

Currier BS, Mcleod JC, Banfield L, Beyene J, Welton NJ, D'Souza AC, Keogh JAJ, Lin L, Coletta G, Yang A, Colenso-Semple L, Lau KJ, Verboom A, Phillips SM. Resistance training prescription for muscle strength and hypertrophy in healthy adults: a systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2023 Sep;57(18):1211-1220. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2023-106807. Epub 2023 Jul 6. PMID: 37414459; PMCID: PMC10579494.

Solk P, Auster-Gussman LA, Torre E, Welch WA, Murphy K, Starikovsky J, Reading JM, Victorson DE, Phillips SM. Effects of mindful physical activity on perceived exercise exertion and other physiological and psychological responses: results from a within-subjects, counter-balanced study. Front Psychol. 2023 Nov 10;14:1285315. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1285315. PMID: 38022935; PMCID: PMC10667420.

Janssen TAH, Van Every DW, Phillips SM. The impact and utility of very low-calorie diets: the role of exercise and protein in preserving skeletal muscle mass. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2023 Nov 1;26(6):521-527. doi: 10.1097/MCO.0000000000000980. Epub 2023 Sep 7. PMID: 37724991; PMCID: PMC10552824.

Nunes EA, Colenso-Semple L, McKellar SR, Yau T, Ali MU, Fitzpatrick-Lewis D, Sherifali D, Gaudichon C, Tomé D, Atherton PJ, Robles MC, Naranjo-Modad S, Braun M, Landi F, Phillips SM. Systematic review and meta-analysis of protein intake to support muscle mass and function in healthy adults. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2022 Apr;13(2):795-810. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12922. Epub 2022 Feb 20. PMID: 35187864; PMCID: PMC8978023.


Recommended Introductions

If you want to learn about strength training and sports performance, you might find Dr Layne Norton, Dr Andy Galpin or Brad Shoenfeld PhD to be of interest. For female specific exercise and physiology, meet Dr Stacy Sims.

For general health and wellbeing, meet Dr. Rangan Chartterjee. Dr Gil Carvalho provides easy to understand explanations of the science behind diet and nutrition studies, often cutting through misinformation.

Get moving with running Coach Parry, get mobile and improve your functional fitness Adam Sinicki and Ryan Hurst.


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