Manfred Müller, MD, PhD

Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science
Christian Albrechts University

Concepts of body composition changes and metabolic adaptations with weight loss

Learning objectives: - Understand the concepts of body composition and the association between changes in body composition and energy expenditure during weight loss. - Analyze the present evidence of metabolic adaptation and its association with changes in detailed body composition with weight loss. - Learn to calculate adaptive thermogenesis from data of body composition and energy expenditure. - Analyze adaptive thermogenesis as the result of a mismatch between energy intake and energy expenditure. - Understand two different body energy control systems to understand the physiological basis of body weight control.

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Doctor of Medicine, Professor of Human Nutrition and Internal Medicine; qualifications in Biochemistry, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition, Human Nutrition. Former Director of the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science at Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany. Former President of the German Obesity Society (Deutsche Adipositas Gesellschaft, DAG); speaker of the German Competent Network of Obesity (CNO); co-founder of the German Alliance Against Non Communicable Diseases; author and co-author in >700 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Professor Müller served as the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition for a decade.