My guest today is Dr. Olivia Affuso, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and an Associate Scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Center for Exercise Medicine. Her research focuses on the prevention of obesity and chronic disease through physical activity, body composition methods development, and the design of obesity randomized controlled trials. She has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Program, and several UAB center grants. Her current research projects include the development of a novel method for measuring body composition, several meta-analytic studies for use in the development of effective childhood obesity interventions, and design issues in obesity randomized trials. She has also conducted several community-based pediatric obesity intervention trials.
During our discussion we cover a variety of topics ranging from the truth on counting macros, calorie quantity vs. quality, what body composition really means, is BMI accurate, and much more.
You can find Oliva on social media: @oliviaadventures