David Thivel

David Thivel

France - Clermont-Ferrand


David Thivel has a doctorate in exercise physiology and human nutrition (INRAE ​​and Blaise Pascal University, France).

He also completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the New York Nutrition Obesity Research Center (Columbia University, USA) and the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (Ottawa, Canada).

David's main areas of research are metabolic, energetic and nutritional adaptations to daily activities and dietary and exercise-induced energy deficits, particularly in childhood obesity.

David is currently director of the AME2P research laboratory (University of Clermont Auvergne) and president of the European Group on Childhood Obesity


- University of Clermont Auvergne
- European Group on Childhood Obesity

Areas of expertise

- Exercise physiology and human nutrition
- Childhood obesity


Sleep and Diet: Important pillars of a healthy lifestyle

Implications of movement behaviors (sleep and physical activity and sedentary behaviors) on appetite control and eating habits

While physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviors are almost always considered independently, they should be considered as integrated human behaviors. The 24 h Movement approach proposes a concomitant consideration of these behaviors to promote overall health. Not only do these behaviors impact energy expenditure, but they have also been shown to separately impact energy intake, which should be further explored when considering the entire integration of these movement behaviors under the 24 h movement approach. This presentation will try to underline the individual impacts of Physical activity, sedentary behaviors and sleep on eating habits and of their combination, highlighting that the higher the number of respected movement recommendations, the better eating behaviors in both children and adults. Movement and dietary behaviors appear closely related, and giving recommendations on one might impact the other. This presentation will use epidemiological and cohort-based data but will also try to expose the physiological and neurocognitive pathways involved in the impact of our movement behaviors on our appetite control and eating behaviors. Of course, we won’t forget to talk about wine….