Allen W. Knehans

Contact Information:
Allen W. Knehans


Knehans, Allen (HSC)
David Ross Boyd Professor and Chair

Department of:

College Of Allied Health/Nutritional Sciences -Chair

Center of:

OK Center for Neurosciences -Member


University of Missouri, Columbia, MO   B.S. Ag Chemistry   1973
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO   M.S. Ag Biochemistry   1975
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO   Ph.D. Biochemistry   1979
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI   Postdoctorate Human Nutrition   1982

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Childhood and adult obesity prevention and treatment - community and clinical interventions, nutritional interventions for cancer treatment, nutrition and American Indian health, nutrition and disability


Research Projects:

Community intervention to reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome in American Indians
Medical nutrition therapy to improve postoperative outcomes in patients after pancreatic resection

Selected Publications:

A Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program for American Indians with Metabolic Syndrome ¿ The Balance Study.
2012    Lee ET, Jobe JB, Yeh J, Ali T, Rhoades ER, Knehans AW, Willis DJ, Johnson MR, Zhang Y, Poolaw B, Rogers B.
The Journal of Primary Prevention. DOI 10.1007/s10935-012-0273-0.
Leptin, fat mass, and bone mineral density in healthy pre- and postmenopausal women.
2011    Sherk VD, Malone SP, Bemben MG, Knehans AW, Palmer IJ, and Bemben DA.
Journal of Clinical Densitometry 2011; 14:321-325.
Dietetic preceptor educational needs from preceptor, student, and faculty perspectives
2010    Taylor EL, Hasseberg CM, Anderson MA and Knehans AW
J Allied Health 39(4):287-292
Effects of combined whole-body vibration and resistance training on muscular strength and bone metabolism in postmenopausal women
2010    Bemben DA, Palmer IJ, Bemben MG and Knehans AW
Bone (2010), doi:10.1016/j.bone.2010.06.019
The effects of supplementation with creatine and/or protein on muscle strength following a traditional resistance training program in middle-aged and older men
2010    Bemben M., Witten M., Carter J., Eliot K., Knehans A., and Bemben D
J Nutr Health Aging 14(2):155-9
The effects of creatine and whey protein supplementation on body composition in men aged 48 to 72 years during resistance training
2008    Eliot KA, AW Knehans, DA Bemben, MS Witten, J Carter, and MG Bemben
J Nutrition, Health, and Aging 12: 208-212
Impact of maternal body mass index on neonate birth weight and body composition
2008    Hull HR, MK Dinger, AW Knehans, DM Thompson, and DA Fields
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 198, 416e1-6
Use of Personal Digital Assistants Among Dietitians and Dietetic Students in Oklahoma
2008    Turner PR, CE Burgin, KM Funderburg, J Van Grevenhof, and AW Knehans
. J Allied Health 37: 196-202
Changes in women's physical activity over their freshman year of college
2007    Randall, NB, JL Han, MK Dinger, KC Heesch, DA Fields, and AW Knehans
Amer J Health Studies 22, 42-45
Effects of ballates, step aerobics, and walking on balance in women aged 50-75 years
2006    Clary, S., C. Barnes, D. Bemben, A. Knehans, and M. Bemben
J Sports Sci and Medicine 5, 390-399
Freshman 15: Fact or fiction?
2006    Morrow, M.L., K.C. Heesch, M.K. Dinger, H.R. Hull, A.W. Knehans, and D.A. Fields
Obesity 14, 1438-1443
Does nutritional supplementation influence adaptability of muscle to resistance training in men aged 48 to 72 years
2005    Carter, J.M., D.A. Bemben, A.W. Knehans, and M.G. Bemben
Journal Geriatric Physical Therapy, 28, 8-15
Meal and snack patterns. Portion size. Reduced fat food products. Restaurant prepared food. Four chapters in Dietary Influences and Critical Periods in the Development of Obesity
2005    Knehans, A.W.
Center for Weight and Health, Woodward-Lopez, G., Ritchie, L., Gerstein D., Crawford, P., Senior Authors
Effect of continuous passive motion (machine assisted) exercise as an alternative form of training on physiological profiles of women aged 40-65 years
2005    White, S.B., D.A. Bemben, A.W. Knehans, and M.G. Bemben
J. Strength & Conditioning Research, 19, 634-639
Influence of type of mechanical loading, menstrual status, and training season on bone density in young women athletes
2004    Bemben, D., T. Buchanan, M. Bemben, and A. Knehans
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18, 220-226
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