Location: Food Components and Health Laboratory
Project Number: 8040-51530-010-14-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 13, 2010
End Date: Sep 12, 2015
ARS and the Cooperator are interested in better understanding how diet and lifestyle can contribute to regulating energy substrate utilization and the prevention of obesity and diabetes. The objective of this cooperative activity is to examine the relationship of physical activity to fuel management and glucose regulation. Ambulatory monitoring (AM) methodologies and mathematical modeling of physiological processes used in this project can provide important information for the study of these national health problems.
Both parties are involved in independent research projects which examine the relationship of specific metabolic parameters to fuel use by the individual and the development of methods to assess current status of fuel stores in free-living humans. The objective of this cooperation is the developmet of mathematical models and data processing routines which relate real-time measurement of relevant metabolic parameters to fuel metabolism and in particular glucose regulation. The parties agree that meeting the objectives of this project will strengthen and enhance ongoing research within the scope of this agreement.