NIH research model predicts weight with varying diet, exercise changes – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. An online weight simulation tool shows what happens when people of varying weights, diets and exercise habits try to change their weight. Dr. Kevin Hall a researcher at NIH explains the tool is based on a mathematical model.
Hall: We made certain predictions about what would happen if our model is basically fed the same diet as those real people were fed and then compared the model predictions to the actual measurements. And that provided us with some validation because the predications matched the measurements quite well.
Narrator: This tool can help people re-evaluate their goals and ability to achieve them. It’s online 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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