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The Core is dedicated to measure energy expenditure and energy intake as the key determinants of energy balance. Body composition and function are in turn impacted by energy balance, with ultimate health and disease outcomes. This fundamental approach to energy balance is critical to a better understanding of chronic nutrition- and sedentary behavior-related disorders like obesity and diabetes type 2 so that appropriate prevention and intervention strategies can be developed and tested.
The Energy Balance Sub-Core is supported by NIH grant DK020593. Please acknowledge this in your publications.