Andrew Koutnik is a researcher studying the influence of nutrition and metabolism on health, disease, and performance at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He originally began his research path at Florida State University in the Exercise Science studying the influence of nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and environmental extremes on health-based outcomes in normal and clinical populations. From Florida State University, he transitioned into Biomedical Research with the Metabolic Medicine Lab at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine with a focus on studying metabolism and metabolic therapies for health, disease, and performance outcomes. Personally, Andrew Koutnik also uses exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle factors to manage Type-1 Diabetes for over 12 years. Type-1 Diabetes has and continues to give an incredible in-depth personal journey into the world of our metabolism, how it works, how day-to-day life (sometimes moment-by-moment choices) influences it, and how these changes on metabolism can have far reaching effects over other aspects of our physiology. This combination of researching nutrition and exercise, but also dealing with its benefits and consequences daily as a Type-1 Diabetic, created a strong appreciation for the metabolic role nutrition and lifestyle can play into disease prevention and management.

The content on this site should not be taken as medical advice. Instead, it is meant to serve as a more in-depth discussion on the topics of metabolism, disease, health, and performance.


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