The overall objective of the Nutrition, Exercise and Phenotype Testing (NExT) Core (formerly the Human Phenotyping Core) is to enhance and expand the research capabilities of investigators performing clinical and translational studies related to nutritional interventions, obesity, or obesity-related conditions in humans.
NexT services are provided in three categories:
- Bionutrition support for clinical trials and dietary assessment through the Nutrition Assessment Laboratory (NAL)
- Physical activity/exercise assessments, testing, and exercise intervention support through the Physical Activity Laboratory (PAL).
- Metabolic Phenotyping services (e.g., body composition, resting metabolic rate, insulin sensitivity)