Enter the Metabolic Chamber, Learn Your Energy

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Many scientists at the NIH used the original metabolic chamber—a room constructed as a scientific instrument in which volunteers could live—to study how our bodies use air, food, and water under different conditions. This chamber was developed by Drs. G. Donald Whedon and Russell M. Wilder in 1957 at the NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases (NIAMD), now the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Read more (see page 2) to see if you would have volunteered for a study.

Today's NIH Intramural investigators have even more advanced technologies to analyze human energy expenditure and how it is affected by different variables, such as diet, body composition, and physical activity. Explore Dr. Kevin Hall's "Research in Action" story and video to learn how his team approaches understanding obesity, including developing new online tools such as the Body Weight Simulator.

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Lacey
March 10, 2017, 7:10 am

I'm extremely curious about this and know I'd be the perfect candidate for this. If there hey for me to capitalize on everything I do how I do it etc. obviously I'd like to know who wouldn't

Kara
March 28, 2017, 8:35 am

How do you sign up for this? Thanks!

Jenn H
March 28, 2017, 8:04 pm

Are there current human studies for metabolic chambers?