The Metabolic Studies Core Laboratory will provide access to established and state-of-the-art methods forstudying energy metabolism and nutrient partitioning at the whole body level in humans and animals.Consolidations of these methods in a single core laboratory is essential because of (a) the cost of theequipment and (b) the need to integrate the measures of body composition, energy expenditure, physicalactivity and nutrient partitioning and (c) to provide concentrated expertise to assist in study design andinterpretation. This Core will provide Minnesota Obesity Center (MNOC) investigators advice and assistancefrom established investigators in the application of the techniques for studying energy metabolism and nutrientpartitioning to relevant experimental questions. The services chosen for inclusion in this core were primarilythose deemed to meet the needs of MNOC investigators interested in using whole body (animal and human)studies. This core is visualized as the link between epidemiology based studies and more basic investigation.This core will assist in the vertical integration of obesity research within the MNOC and has a good track recordof promoting collaboration between investigators.

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