Advanced course / Masterclass on Energy metabolism and body composition in nutrition and health research
Changes in energy balance result in weight gain or loss and changes in body composition. And disturbances in energy metabolism like mitochondrial dysfunction and metabolic inflexibility are linked to metabolic health and chronic diseases. Both diet and physical activity, but also ageing, can affect energy metabolism, energy balance and body composition.
The course will provide a solid scientific background on aspects of energy metabolism and health at the physiological level, with – this time- particular attention for ageing. Furthermore, an overview of state-of-the-art in vivo methods to measure body composition and energy metabolism will be given.
The course is aimed at research professionals (PhD level) who are at the start of their career in nutritional or health sciences, or other scientists who want to become familiar with the field of Energy metabolism and Body composition in nutrition and health research. Participants should have a background in biology, medicine, food/nutritional science, or other life sciences and should have basic knowledge of human biology, physiology and nutrition.
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