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Nancy Rehrer

Nancy-RehrerAssociate Professor
BA(Duke) MSc(Clemson) PhD(Maastricht) FACSM
Tel 64 3 479 9128
Email nancy.rehrer@otago.ac.nz

Background

Nancy Rehrer is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Sciences. She studied Environmental Biology at Duke University as an undergraduate and then completed a Master's in Nutrition at Clemson University and a PhD in Exercise Metabolism/ Nutritional Physiology at Maastricht University.

Dr Rehrer won The Dutch Prize for Sports Medicine in 1991 for her PhD thesis 'Limits to Fluid Availability During Exercise'. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr Rehrer is also a member of The Nutrition Society (British). She has spent research leave time (2001) with colleagues at the Laboratory for Human Environmental Physiology at the Ames Research Ctr./NASA and at The Centre for Nutrition Research in Lyon (2013).  She is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Sports Medicine  and is a reviewer for most of the major journals in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition (eg. J. Appl. Physiol, Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Int. J. Sports Nutr. Exerc. Metab., etc.). She also has been an invited member of the expert panel to develop the consensus statement on exercise associated hyponatraemia 2008 and 2015.

Teaching

Research

Dr. Rehrer's major interests include how metabolism is altered via exercise and mechanisms that limit human performance. Some of the research is sport performance based and some is related to health and general knowledge of human function in relation to the environment. Specific areas of recognised expertise include fluid & electrolyte balance during exercise, substrate metabolism during exercise and gastrointestinal function during exercise.

Recent projects, and those of her post-graduate students, include: evaluating the effect that activities of daily life have on health parameters; using 13C isotopically labelled glucose and doubly labelled water to assess substrate and energy metabolism during exercise; evaluating effects of (chronic) sodium intake on acute fluid and sodium balance during exercise; effects of environmental temperature on   metabolic rate and sympathetic/ parasympathetic drive.

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Publications

Harvey, C. R., Frew, R., Massicotte, D., Péronnet, F., & Rehrer, N. J. (2007). Muscle glycogen oxidation during prolonged exercise measured with oral [13C]glucose: Comparison with changes in muscle glycogen content. Journal of Applied Physiology, 102, 1773-1779. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00690.2006

Peddie, M. C., Rehrer, N. J., & Perry, T. L. (2012). Physical activity and postprandial lipidemia: Are energy expenditure and lipoprotein lipase activity the real modulators of the positive effect? Progress in Lipid Research, 51(1), 11-22. doi: 10.1016/j.plipres.2011.11.002

Sims, S. T., Rehrer, N. J., Bell, M. L., & Cotter, J. D. (2007). Preexercise sodium loading aids fluid balance and endurance for women exercising in the heat. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103, 534-541.

Sims, S. T., van Vliet, L., Cotter, J. D., & Rehrer, N. J. (2007). Sodium loading aids fluid balance and reduces physiological strain of trained men exercising in the heat. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39(1), 123-130.

Sims, S. T., Rehrer, N. J., Bell, M. L., & Cotter, J. D. (2008). Endogenous and exogenous female sex hormones and renal electrolyte handling: Effects of an acute sodium load on plasma volume at rest. Journal of Applied Physiology, 105(1), 121-127.

Journal - Research Article

Peddie, M. C., Rehrer, N. J., & Perry, T. L. (2012). Physical activity and postprandial lipidemia: Are energy expenditure and lipoprotein lipase activity the real modulators of the positive effect? Progress in Lipid Research, 51(1), 11-22. doi: 10.1016/j.plipres.2011.11.002

Rehrer, N. J., Freeman, C., Cassidy, T., Waters, D. L., Barclay, G. E., & Wilson, N. (2011). Through the eyes of young people: Favourite places for physical activity. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 39, 492-500. doi: 10.1177/1403494811401478

Garrett, A. T., Rehrer, N. J., & Patterson, M. J. (2011). Induction and decay of short-term heat acclimation in moderately and highly trained athletes. Sports Medicine, 41(9), 757-771. doi: 10.2165/11587320-000000000-00000

Rolleston, A. K., Rehrer, N. J., Hellemans, I. J., Rush, E., Murphy, C., & Miller, B. F. (2010). The effect of a cycling stage race on whole-body protein turnover. European Journal of Sport Science, 10(5), 347-358. doi: 10.1080/17461391003699054

Rehrer, N. J., Hellemans, I. J., Rolleston, A. K., Rush, E., & Miller, B. F. (2010). Energy intake and expenditure during a 6-day cycling stage race. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 20(4), 609-618. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.00974.x

Trompers, W., Perry, T. L., Rose, M. C., & Rehrer, N. J. (2010). Glycemic and insulinemic response to selected snack bars in trained versus sedentary individuals. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 20(1), 27-33.

Hinton, P. S., Rolleston, A., Rehrer, N. J., Hellemans, I. J., & Miller, B. F. (2010). Bone formation is increased to a greater extent than bone resorption during a cycling stage race. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, & Metabolism, 35(3), 344-349. doi: 10.1139/H10-025

Garrett, A. T., Goosens, N. G., Rehrer, N. J., Patterson, M. J., & Cotter, J. D. (2009). Induction and decay of short-term heat acclimation. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 107, 659-670. doi: 10.1007/s00421-009-1182-7

Jacobs, L. C. A., Perry, T. L., Rose, M. C., & Rehrer, N. J. (2009). The effect of exercise on glycemic and insulinemic response to two beverages of differing glycemic index. Medicina Sportiva, 13(4), 239-244. doi: 10.2478/v10036-009-0037-y

Sims, S. T., Rehrer, N. J., Bell, M. L., & Cotter, J. D. (2008). Endogenous and exogenous female sex hormones and renal electrolyte handling: Effects of an acute sodium load on plasma volume at rest. Journal of Applied Physiology, 105(1), 121-127.

Limstrand, T., & Rehrer, N. J. (2008). Young people's use of sports facilities: A Norwegian study on physical activity. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 36(5), 452-459.

Hew-Butler, T., Ayus, J. C., Kipps, C., Maughan, R. J., Mettler, S., Meeuwisse, W. H., … Rehrer, N. J., … Wharam, P. (2008). Statement of the Second International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference, New Zealand, 2007 [Consensus Statements]. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 18(2), 111-121. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e318168ff31

Deutsch, M. U., Kearney, G. A., & Rehrer, N. J. (2007). Time-motion analysis of professional rugby union players during match-play. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(4), 461-472. doi: 10.1080/02640410600631298

Harvey, C. R., Frew, R., Massicotte, D., Péronnet, F., & Rehrer, N. J. (2007). Muscle glycogen oxidation during prolonged exercise measured with oral [13C]glucose: Comparison with changes in muscle glycogen content. Journal of Applied Physiology, 102, 1773-1779. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00690.2006

Sims, S. T., van Vliet, L., Cotter, J. D., & Rehrer, N. J. (2007). Sodium loading aids fluid balance and reduces physiological strain of trained men exercising in the heat. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39(1), 123-130.

Helge, J. W., Rehrer, N. J., Pilegaard, H., Manning, P., Lucas, S. J. E., Gerrard, D. F., & Cotter, J. D. (2007). Increased fat oxidation and regulation of metabolic genes with ultraendurance exercise. Acta Physiologica, 191, 77-86.

McLay, R. T., Thomson, C. D., Williams, S. M., & Rehrer, N. J. (2007). Carbohydrate loading and female endurance athletes: Effect of menstrual-cycle phase. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 17, 189-205.

Sims, S. T., Rehrer, N. J., Bell, M. L., & Cotter, J. D. (2007). Preexercise sodium loading aids fluid balance and endurance for women exercising in the heat. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103, 534-541.

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Journal - Research Other

Weschler, L. B., & Rehrer, N. J. (2006). Reply [Letter to the editor What can be concluded regarding water versus sports drinks from the Vrijens-Reher experiments?]. Journal of Applied Physiology, 100, 1433.

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