Brad Dieter PhD | Nutritional Science of Health and Body Composition

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Nutrition is a key factor for health, body composition and performance in sports! The nutrition business is huge and therefore it is hard to distinguish between good and bad information. 

Regarding sports nutrition most of the coaches and athletes barely know much more than some recipes. This means that most of the time general figures of macro nutrition distribution are representing the whole body of knowledge. Unfortunately, hardly any of them really knows the functionality of the human metabolism.

Furthermore, everyone knows that obesity is bad for health, but hardly anyone knows all the negative implications!

But these are basics!

Dieting and weight loss are important aspect in accomplishing athletic goals. But how does it work and what is the actual state of scientific knowledge? In addition, do you know how to differentiate between good and bad statistical results?

For everyone who is already above the basics level of nutritional knowledge, day two is even more interesting! Here we dive deep into very special topics of dietetics. 

If you have any specific questions about the following points you are well-advised to show up at this talk:

  • Carbohydrates and Fructose
  • Myths about High Fat Diets
  • Gluten
  • Supplements

WHY should you attend this course?

  • To learn how the human metabolism is working
  • To get a basic knowledge about the real magnitude of nutrition when its about health
  • To learn how to distinguish between god and bad studies
  • To get deep insights in special topics like gluten, fructose, high fat diets, … 
  • Get better results with your customers do to a higher level of nutritional knowledge!

WHO should attend this course?

  • Personal trainers, 
  • nutritionists/dietitians, 
  • coaches, 
  • sport scientists
  • fitness enthusiasts who are interested in the science and research behind the topics presented

There are a lot of nutrition talks and educational programs around Europe, but by far there are only a few which are on such a high level of quality. Brad Dieter is an expert in this topic and knows how to explain the dry subjects of research in an amusing manner!


SATURDAY, 1.12.18 Nutrition, Metabolism, and Weight Loss 

  • Overview of human metabolism 
  • The role of nutrition in health and disease 
  • Key aspects of Weight Loss: What we know from human trials 
  • Dieting and metabolism 
  • A brief primer on research, statistics, and how to interpret and read data

SUNDAY, 2.12.18 Deep Dive into Special Topics 

  • Much ado about Carbohydrates 
  • Fructose 
  • High fat diets and myths surrounding them. 
  • What we really know about gluten 
  • Hands on session working through research on supplementation.



Brad is a scientist and entrepreneur whose goal is to bring science and industry together to improve human health and well-being through the development of new technologies. His research career has spanned the translational spectrum utilizing basic science, human trials, and machine learning in large data sets to identify and develop novel therapies and technologies. His long term career goals include leading teams of people to make major inroads in health care through the development of new technology. Brad is also passionate about scientific outreach and bringing science to the public.


Dahlquist, D. T., Stellingwerff, T., Dieter, B. P., McKenzie, D. C., & Koehle, M. S. (2017). Effects of macro-and micronutrients on exercise-induced hepcidin response in highly trained endurance athletes. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism42(10), 1036-1043.

Dieter, B. P., Schoenfeld, B. J., & Aragon, A. A. (2016). The data do not seem to support a benefit to BCAA supplementation during periods of caloric restriction. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition13(1), 21.

Dieter, B. P., & Tuttle, K. R. (2017). Dietary strategies for cardiovascular health. Trends in cardiovascular medicine27(5), 295-313.

And many more...


Personal trainers, nutritionists/dietitians, coaches, sport scientists, fitness enthusiasts who are interested in the science and research behind the topics presented




Markus Wechsler: Markus.wechsler@bspa.at
Christoph Hofer: Christoph.hofer@bspa.at