Author Emilio Greenberg

Hi, my name is Emilio Greenberg and I work on obesity research. I graduated in Biology and later did my Master's degree in Madrid, where I met Sarah ("How I've met Emilio"). I now hold a PhD in Molecular Biology and am Assistant Professor at the University, so I spend my time between the bench and the classroom. My research focuses on human metabolism, obesity and the influence of different diets in our health. I try to understand how our bodies process the food that we eat and how our eating habits influence our susceptibility to disease. We are currently living an epidemics of obesity that needs to be tackled. I hope that through this series of articles I can help you understand the crucial importance for your health of keeping a balanced diet. Because, as much as a cliché as it may sound, we truly “are what we eat”... continue reading

Nutrition Science the truth about slow metabolism
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The Truth about Slow Metabolism

Our bodies need a constant supply of energy. Some people believe that they gain weight because their cells are lazy and don’t break enough nutrients, letting the excess accumulate. They claim to have a “slow metabolism”. But does it really exist? And if so, can it be accelerated?