NIH research model predicts weight with varying diet, exercise changes – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Recent findings are challenging one-size-fits-all weight assumptions and have led to an on-line weight simulation tool. NIH researchers have created a mathematical model which predicts weight changes when people diet or exercise.
Hall: So what this mathematical model does is calculate how those changes of diet and physical activity will result in changes of body weight and fat mass in different people.
Narrator: Dr. Kevin Hall is a researcher at the NIH.
Hall: So basically it’s simulating the changes in human metabolism that take place when people go on different diets or different physical activity programs.
Narrator: See the online simulation tool at http://bwsimulator.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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