Navigation Links
Body weight regulation and metabolism focus of workshop
Date:1/13/2011

With more than two-thirds of adults considered overweight and more than one-third categorized as obese, understanding the mechanisms behind weight gain, loss and maintenance is a major national goal. Mathematical modeling of the metabolism and body weight regulation is an important and growing subfield of obesity research, which can be used to address this national goal.

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop: Mathematical Models of Metabolism and Body Weight Regulation to be held July 12-15, 2011, at NIMBioS on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the fields of obesity and metabolism with investigators expert in mathematical and computational modeling to facilitate communication and collaboration between these researchers.

Mathematical models aid in understanding changes in body composition during weight loss or gain, the degree of individual adherence to a diet or exercise plan, and long‐term effects of changes in diet and exercise on an individual's weight. Models have been applied to understand how metabolic rate varies among animal species and the contribution of reduced physical activity and increased food consumption to our current obesity epidemic.

The workshop will provide background on the physiology of human body weight regulation, highlight some of the recent progress applying such methods to modeling human metabolism, food intake, and body composition, and pose open mathematical modeling problems originating from metabolism and body weight regulation research.

The workshop, to be held at NIMBioS on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus, is organized by Kevin D. Hall (NIDDK, National Institutes of Health); Steven B. Heymsfield (Global Director, Scientific Affairs, Obesity, Merck & Co., Inc.); and Diana M. Thomas (Assoc. Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University).


'/>"/>

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Not all infant formulas are alike: Differential effects on weight gain
2. Atomic weights of 10 elements on periodic table about to make an historic change
3. Pitt researcher receives NIH funding for technology-enhanced weight-loss program
4. Overweight primarily a problem among wealthier women in low- to middle-income countries
5. Overweight children have different eating patterns than normal weight children
6. Lose the weight, not the potatoes
7. New approach to underweight COPD patients
8. Putting on the pounds after weight loss? Hit the gym to maintain health gains
9. Drink milk and lose more weight, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev research
10. More effective weight control strategies are urgently needed
11. Significant weight-loss from surgery decreases risk for cardiovascular disease in women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/9/2017)... Australia , March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... at the prestigious World Lung Imaging Workshop at the ... Fouras , was invited to deliver the latest data ... This globally recognised event brings together leaders at the ... latest developments in lung imaging. "The ...
(Date:3/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Summary This report provides ... its partnering interests and activities since 2010. ... Read the full report: ... since 2010 report provides an in-depth insight into the partnering ... On demand company reports are prepared upon purchase ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... , Feb. 28, 2017   Acuant , a ... globally, announces significant enhancements to new and core technologies ... New products include mobile and desktop Acuant FRM TM ... - a real time manual review of identity ... technology provides the fastest and most accurate capture software ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... 2017 DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading ... data solutions, today announced that it is now offering ... U.S. consumers who want to have their DarioHealth products ... strategic alliance agreements with partners across the U.S. who ... if approved, will supply and bill the customer,s insurance ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Md. , March 24, 2017  Infectex Ltd., ... (MBVF), today announced positive results of a Phase 2b-3 ... therapy regimen in patients with multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-TB). ... scientists at Sequella, Inc. ( USA ) ... A total of 140 patients were enrolled in ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... YORK , March 24, 2017 ... ended the trading session at 5,817.69, down 0.07%; the ... at 20,656.58; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,345.96, ... as 4 sectors closed in green, 4 sectors finished ... day. This Friday, Stock-Callers.com has initiated reports coverage on ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... AxioMed president, Jake Lubinski, describes the ... when deformed, which is identical to how the human discs work to distribute ... return to its natural state along a hysteresis curve, exactly like a healthy ...
Breaking Biology Technology: