Metabolic Exercise & Nutritional Services

Metabolic Exercise Lab

New to the CRU in 2017, an exercise lab is available to researches. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped for metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, body composition, bone density, strength, and physical function testing.

What We Have 

  • Quark RMR calorimeter
  • Treadmill
  • Lode Corival electro-magnetic breaking cycle ergometer
  • Hologic™ Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Exercise Bike: Lode Corival Electro-magnetic Breaking Cycle Ergometer

Calorimeter-Quark RMR

  • Clinical Nutrition and Research
  • The latest innovation in Indirect Calorimetry designed to accurately and instantaneously measure a patient’s energy requirements
  • Accurate measurement of Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) and Metabolism substrate (RQ, FAT, CHO, PRO)
  • Metabolic Function
  • Pulmonary Function

Nutrition Services

The Clinical Research Unit employs a full-service dietetic staff, including a dietitian and technician, to provide study-specific research diets, metabolic meals, anthropometry, DEXA scans, resting energy expenditure, maintenance of food intake journals, and developing the bionutrition segment of a protocol. The dietetic staff also is available to train study coordinators and nutritionists on standardized nutrition data collection and analysis.

Nutritional services must be designated during the study start-up phase of a protocol (before participants are scheduled for visits).