UMASS Amherst: Energy Metabolism Laboratory
Lab Director: Barry Braun, Ph.D.
Lab Medical Advisor: Stuart Chipkin, M.D.
Energy Metabolism Mission Statement:
The goal of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory is "Metabolic Rehabilitation". To that end,
we are working on ways to optimize the design of an exercise "drug" to enhance metabolic
health, irrespective of body composition.
Regular exercise improves
cardiometabolic health and reduces risk for chronic disease. Habitual
as a drug, meaning; when taken at a sufficient dose, exercise has
effects. In this context, each individual dose of exercise
Tailoring the intensity, duration, nutritional environment and interactions with other medications to
the maximal benefit will likely have the biggest impact on
metabolic health. To optimally
Better understand the mechanism by which exercise benefits metabolic
2. Work out the dose-response relationship between the intensity/duration/frequency of exercise
benefits to metabolic health
3. Determine how exercise interacts with energy balance, dietary macronutrients, and pharmacologic
agents that also impact metabolic health.
Here is a recent talk NEACSM 2009.pdf that summarizes much of our work in the past 4 years.
This is a link to some of our most recent papers (Sharoff et al. Amer. J. Physiol. 2010), (Hagobian and Braun, Exer. Sport Sci. Rev. 2010), (Hasson, Freedson and Braun Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 2009), (Hagobian et al. Amer. J. Physiol. 2009).
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