Metabolic Unit


  • Description
    • The Canada Foundation for Innovation provides part of the funding for the Research Centre on Aging's Metabolic Unit. The unit also hosts the work carried out by the Canada Research Chair in Exercise Recommendations for Healthy Aging. This research includes various studies on how nutrition and physical activity impacts on health and the physical capacities of the elderly.
  • Expertise
      • Fully equipped exercise room with muscle-building and aerobic equipment
      • Laboratory to measure body composition and physical condition
      • Bone mineral density (osteodensitometry)
      • Lung capacity (spirometry)
      • Equipment for measuring resting and stress energy expenditure
      • Metabolic diet
      • Biochemistry laboratory
      • Two clinical rooms for measuring metabolism (glucose and proteins)
  • Researchers
    • Isabelle Dionne, Martin Brochu, and Éléonor Riesco



Perreault, Audrey
819 780-2220 , 45249

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