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About Energy Balance

The National Cancer Institute's gives an overview of "what is energy balance?":

"Energy balance refers to the integrated effects of diet, physical activity, and genetics on growth and body weight over an individual's lifetime. Scientists are increasingly aware of the importance of understanding the effects of energy balance on the development and progression of cancer and on cancer patients' quality of life after treatment. Weight, body composition, physical activity, and diet affect many physiologic systems and can alter the cancer process at many points." To learn more, click here.


Listen to our Journal Club Moderators Drs. Susan Schembre and Carrie Daniel-MacDougall talk about this exciting, complex topic!

Infographics About Energy Balance Topics

   Click on each one to learn more!

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Sources:

  1. Obesity: Complex but Conquerable. 2012. Infographic. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Washington, DC. Web. 24 May 2013. <http://iom.edu/Reports/2012/Accelerating-Progress-in-Obesity-Prevention/Infographic.aspx>.
  2. Body Weight & Cancer Risk. 2013. Infographic. American Cancer Society, Atlanta. Web. 24 May 2013. <http://www.cancer.org/research/infographicgallery/body-weight-and-cancer-risk-infographic>.
  3. Cancer Prevention. 2012. Infographic. American Institute of Cancer Research, Washington, DC. Web. 24 May 2013. <http://www.aicr.org/learn-more-about-cancer/infographics-prevention.html>.

Upcoming Events

December 12, 2014
Energy Balance Journal Club
Obesity and oral health, Is there an implication for cancer prevention and survival? 
Dr. Irene Tami-Maury
12:00-1:00 p.m.
FCT3 (rms 2 and 7)
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January 8, 2014
Studying Nutrition Today for the Health of Future Generations
FXR in intestine-liver cross talk 
Dr. Grace Guo (Host: Doug Burrin, PhD)
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Children's Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St. Houston TX 77030
Howland Auditorium, 2nd Floor
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January 15, 2014
Studying Nutrition Today for the Health of Future Generations
Plant-based miRNAs in Consumers: The Varieties of Dietary Experiences 
Dr. Kendal Hirschi
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Children's Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St. Houston TX 77030
Howland Auditorium, 2nd Floor
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January 22, 2014
Studying Nutrition Today for the Health of Future Generations
Muscle mitochondrial energetics in weight loss resistant obesity in mice and humans 
Dr. Mary-Ellen Harper (Host: Qiang Tong, PhD)
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Children's Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St. Houston TX 77030
Howland Auditorium, 2nd Floor
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January 29, 2014
Studying Nutrition Today for the Health of Future Generations
A novel chemopreventive strategy based on production of therapeutic microRNAs in plants 
Dr. Vicki Vance (Host: Kendal Hirschi, PhD)
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Children's Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St. Houston TX 77030
Howland Auditorium, 2nd Floor
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