Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Science Behind Correcting Your Metabolism

Recently I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Donald Layman, the man behind the science of Qivana's Metaboliq weight loss and maintenance system.  I'm a personal trainer and I became interested in the Metaboliq system because the science behind it backs-up all the information I have been telling my clients and others for over 20 years about the correct way to lose weight and keep it off.

Qivana's Metaboliq System is the first weight management system clinically proven and scientifically engineered to correct the underlying cause of weight gain - your metabolism.  It is the culmination of 90 peer-reviewed studies and ground-breaking discoveries, published in scientific journals over the past 30 years by metabolic scientist Dr. Donald K. Layman. Dr Layman's achievements have earned him international accolades and awards as a world-leading expert in human metabolism.

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Donald K. Layman

Donald K. Layman

Professor Emeritus of Nutrition
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
B.S., 1972, Illinois State University, Normal
M.S., 1974, Illinois State University, Normal
Ph.D., 1978, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Campus Address: 437 Bevier Hall
Phone:             217-333-1616      

Research Interests:

My laboratory is working to define protein and amino acid requirements and the interrelationship between dietary protein and carbohydrates in adult health. Our research is focused on the impact of diet and exercise on adult health problems of obesity, type 2 diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome. Exercise is of obvious importance to health in maintenance of lean body mass, energy expenditure and weight control. Surprisingly little is known about amino acid requirements during exercise or the impact of amino acids on metabolic regulation. We have helped to define roles of the branched chain amino acids (BCAA) in skeletal muscle metabolism. BCAA provide an important energy source for muscle during exercise and also serve as a critical regulator of muscle protein synthesis during recovery. During exercise, oxidation of BCAA increases, resulting in production of the amino acid alanine and a rapid decline in plasma levels of BCAA. Amino acid supplements prevent this decline in plasma amino acids, enhance recovery of muscle protein synthesis and interact with insulin to help stabilize blood glucose. We are continuing this research to define mechanisms for control of muscle protein synthesis and differences in dietary protein needs for men versus women and for adults with sedentary versus active lifestyles.

Representative Publications

Baum, J.I., D.K. Layman, G.G. Freund, K.A. Rahn, M.T. Nakamura, and B.E. Yudell. (2006) A reduced carbohydrate, increased protein diet stabilizes glycemic control and minimizes adipose tissue glucose disposal in rats. J. Nutr. 136:1855-1861.
Layman, D.K. and D.A. Walker. (2006) Potential importance of leucine in treatment of obesity and the metabolic syndrome. J. Nutr. 136:S319-323.
Baum, J.I., J.E. Seyler, J.C. O'Conner, G.G. Freund, T.G. Anthony, and D.K. Layman. (2005) Leucine effects on PI3-kinase and insulin signaling in rat skeletal muscle. Am. J. Physiol. 288:E86-91.
Layman, D.K., E. Evans, J.I. Baum, J. Seyler, D.J. Erickson, and R.A. Boileau. (2005) Dietary protein and exercise have additive effects on body composition during weight loss in adult women. J. Nutr. 135:1903-1910.
Layman, D.K. and J.I. Baum. (2004) Dietary protein impact on glycemic control during weight loss. J. Nutr. 134:S968-973.
Layman, D.K., R.A. Boileau, D.J. Erickson, J.E. Painter, H. Shiue, C. Sather, and D.D. Christou. (2003) A reduced ratio of carbohydrate to protein improves body composition and blood lipid profiles in adult women. J. Nutr. 133:411-417.
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