Goodpaster lecture ImageBret Goodpaster, PhD Scientific Director from Advent Health's Translational Research Institute, Orlando, Florida presented at UCEM's 8th Annual Gary R. Hunter Award Lecture on September 17, 2020. This distinguished lecture titled "Exercise improves health through energy metabolism" focused on how exercise is used as a tool to unravel the mechanisms around the pathophysiology of insulin resistance in Type 2 Diabetes.

Key points of the talk:

  • Mechanisms of insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes revealed by exercise

  • Exercise improves aspects of energy metabolism that are intractable by weight loss

  • Intramyocellular lipids and insulin resistance

  • Metabolic flexibility

  • Exercise and mitochondrial capacity