#53 Dr. Ana Valdes - Predicting Postprandial Responses


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In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Ana Valdes. Dr. Valdes received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she specialized in genetic epidemiology. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Nottingham. Her research is focused on deciphering the molecular mechanisms related to aging and age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease. More recently, she has embarked on gut microbiome research seeking to understand its impact on human health.
Article of discussion: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0934-0
00:00 Background
04:30 The importance of insulinemic and glycemic responses in healthy individuals
11:40 Factors that influence the postprandial response
22:15 Potential influence of the food matrix
26:40 Impact of macronutrients, time of day, and meal sequencing
31:05 Individual response to specific foods and macronutrient compositions
34:21 Precision nutrition research - what's the next step?
37:35 Glucose dips
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