Physiological ordinary differential equations (ODE) model of food intake and gut absorption to derive the available energy for maintenance and growth in children age 0 to 2 years. The model incorporates microbiota health, gastrointestinal pathogen infection, immune activation and inflammation.
This model can predict fat mass, fat-free mass, changes in intermediate measures (e.g. fecal energy loss, indicators of microbiota health or inflammation). From fat and fat-free mass output, this model also allows for calculations of body weight and length.
Poster Presentation reporting key results from this model.1
Model describes the partition of protein-energy between the pregnant woman and fetus, where protein energy is distributed across anatomical units: brain, adipose tissue, skeletal muscles, and other lean tissues. The mass of each unit is calculated based on its composition of proteins, lipids and water.
The primary outcome of this model is fetal growth (measured as weight, length, and body composition).
Model describes the partition of protein-energy within children age 0 to 5 years. The model is partitioned by the same anatomical units and mass components as the Mother-Fetus Model.