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Energy Metabolism and Appetite

Nutritional interventions through dietary manipulation or supplementation can have a significant impact on energy metabolism both at rest and during exercise. Nutritional interventions can also have a major influence on appetite control and energy intake regulation. Our research focuses on the effect of exercise and nutritional interventions on metabolism, subjective appetite, physiological markers of appetite regulation and food intake.

Our Work

The interaction between carbohydrate and fat metabolism during rest and exercise of any intensity or duration is strongly influenced by nutrition. We have carried a number of studies investigating the effect of pre and post-exercise nutrition on energy metabolism in athletes, recreational exercisers and sedentary individuals. Nutritional interventions that can improve fat oxidation rates both at rest and during exercise are of specific interest.

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Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
4th Floor, Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

t: 44 (0) 191 243 7252
e: bpnrc@northumbria.ac.uk

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