The disease of obesity accounts for, directly or indirectly, reduced quality of life of affected individuals and imposes substantial societal economic costs. Obesity is not only an underpinning of major chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes, to name a few, but can be a serious debilitating condition in its own right. Research into obesity comes from multiple disciplines ranging from clinical practice to translational research to molecular and cellular biology.
Metabolic measurement is essential in much of the research to understand the cause of the energy imbalance that leads to increased adiposity and related chronic diseases.
Important System Considerations
Food and water intake with automated access control; paired or yoked feeding capacity
Activity monitoring in a home cage environment
Stress free body mass measurement in a home cage environment
Meal pattern analysis
Micro-event data acquisition for high-resolution analysis of ingestion and other behaviors
The Promethion Core High Definition Multiplexed Respirometry System for mice synchronously measures energy expenditure, RQ, VO2, VCO2 and activity. The SableHD™ High Definition platform updates once per second for all sensors in ... (more)
The Promethion High-Definition Room Calorimetry System is capable of synchronously recording all measured parameters in a completely traceable manner. Key components of this system include the GA-3m2 triple gas O2, CO2, and ... (more)
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