The Baboon as a Primate Model To Study the Physiology and Metabolic Effects of Exercise

  • Francesca Casiraghi
  • Alberto Omar Chavez
  • Nicholas Musi
  • Franco Folli


Non-human primates are invaluable models for the study of human diseases due to their close genetic, anatomical, and physiological similarities with our own species. They are extensively used in biomedical research aimed at elucidating the molecular mechanisms of complex chronic diseases, including but not limited to osteoporosis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and atherosclerosis [1].


Physical Activity Nonhuman Primate Indirect Calorimetry Nonhuman Primate Model Energy Expenditure Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Casiraghi
    • 1
  • Alberto Omar Chavez
    • 1
  • Nicholas Musi
    • 1
  • Franco Folli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of DiabetesUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA

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