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The RACMEM-2017 keynote lectures and proceedings of the body composition satellite meeting have been published in a special issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition: 

RACMEM2017 Satellite II

Novel concepts in the relationships between

Body composition, Energy balance Regulation & Cardiometabolic Health


Organised by: Steven Heymsfield & Abdul Dulloo

Scientific Program

Friday 20th October                      

14:00 – 14:30                     New imaging approaches for quantifying body shape and metabolism

​Steven Heymsfield

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, USA

14:30 – 15:00                     Advances in assessing body composition during pregnancy

Leanne Redman

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, USA

​15:00 – 15:30                     Body composition and metabolic health: updating ‘the capacity-load’ model

​Jonathan Wells 

Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK

​15:30 – 16:00                     The companionship of lean mass and fat mass revisited: novel concepts in body composition 


​Abdul Dulloo

Department of Medicine/Physiology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland


16:00 – 16:30                     Coffee/tea break

16:30 – 17:00                     Critics on Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) on Obesity

Manfred Muller

Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science, University of Kiel, Germany

17:00 – 17:30                     When and to what extent does fat mass and fat-free mass drive energy intake?

James Stubbs

School of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, UK

17:30 – 18:00                     Body composition and cardiometabolic health: the need for novel concepts

Anja Bosy-Westphal

Institute of Nutritional Medicine, University of Hohenheim, Germany

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