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HEALTH

&he Michigan Daily -Wednesday, October 16,1985- Page 5
&FITNESS

Students rush to research center for health tests

- By JEFF WIDMAN
The University of Michigan Fitness
Research Center is gaining popularity
as more students rush to have their
body fat levels expertly tested, accor-
ding to Carole Burkhardt, the center's
director of testing.
"The popularity of the fitness cen-
ter has increased during the past few
years with the increasing number of
jdggers and weightlifters," Burkhardt
said.
'LOCATED IN room 1040 of the Cen-
tral Campus Recreation Building at
401 Washtenaw Avenue, the center
also offers stress and blood tests. It
charges a fee of $150 per test, and $180
for those who take all three tests.
"Besides being a better deal, taking
all three tests gives a person a better
overall picture of the condition of his
or her body," said Burkhardt.
The body composition test is a
measure of the percentage of fat in
the body. The center tests this by
submerging the body under water in a
special process. Ideal body fat per-
centages for males range from 10 to 17
percent, Berkhardt said. For femals,
the range is from 12 to 21 percent.
THE STRESS test varies with each
I person, because not everyone has the
same athletic capabilities, Berhardt
said. The test includes measuring the
heart rate and other vital signs during
performance of such activities as
jogging and weightlifting.
.The blood test is done to measure
levels of cholesterol in the blood-
stream which can be an important in-
Hig h
cholesterol
foods may
be okay
NEW YORK (UPI) - For decades
doctors have urged people to cut down
on cholesterol-rich meat, cheeses,.and
eggs because the fatty alcohol sub-
stance can build up on artery walls
and lead to heart disease.
Now some researchers say as many
' s 80 percent of all people can eat
wholesterol-rich foods without harm
because the body maintains a natural
balance of cholesterol in the blood
tream as long as the diet includes
9egetables and fiber.
BUT EVEN if only 20 percent of the
nation's population is affected by
cholesterol in the food, "we' re still
talking about 45 million people," said
Dr. Virgil Brown, a professor of
medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of
Medicine in New York and consultant
to the American Heart Association.
"So really it is a good idea to cut
down on those foods anyway," he
paid. "It can't hurt you and it can
possibly help you."
Dr. Barbara O'Brien, who just
csampleted a study on cholesterol at
lexas A&M University, said the fatty
ibaterial can either be made in the
human body or absorbed through food
digestion.
";':WHEN IT'S absorbed through
food, the body's production decreases
'to compensate for it," she said. "The
body maintains a balance of
cholesterol in the system."
In her experiment, O'Brien had 20
mnen add three eggs a day to their
n'ormal diets for 12 weeks. Almost all
of the men had no significant change
i their blood cholesterol levels after
the experiment, she said.
'O'Brien said her study confirms

earlier studies by researchers at the
University of Missouri and the
*University of California at Los
Angeles.
"The American Heart Association
has advised people for years to cut
dawn on nutritious foods because they
also contain cholesterol," she said.
"they say limit yourself to three eggs
a week but eggs can be very nutritious
and economical."
However, other doctors interviewed
said Americans still eat too much
cholesterol and said experiments like
S)',Brien's are too "loosely struc-
tured" for the results to be accepted
unequivocally.
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dets special flexibility and strength
sts as part of their new training
ogram," she added.
Before a test is conducted,
stomers must fill out a life analysis
estionnaire, which includes a
alth risk appraisal. This form gives
e necessary background to the cen-
r's staff so that they can design a
st tailored to the individual.
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"We find a higher consumption of
caffeine in the average college
student than we do in the rest of the

people who come to the center," she
notes. "This is apparent in the testing
when we see premature heart beats."

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dicator of health.
Berkhart said the center's testing is
more precise than tests given by
hospitals. She attributes this to the
methods the center uses for the stress
and body composition tests.
"WE USE the underwater weighing
technique, which is the most accurate
test of a person's body fat," Berkhar-
dt said. "We also take into con-

sideration each individual body
during the stess test. We are not going
to administer the same test to a 65-
year-old woman and a 20-year-old
min. Each body has a different
capacity."
The center, which opened eight
years ago, also administers special
fitness tests on request. "Last year,
we gave all the Ann Arbor police

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