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AIM To investigate the effect of dexfenfluramine (dF) on Energy Expenditure (EE). DESIGN 20 obese females were studied in a double-blind design. Pre-diet and at 14 and 28 days of VLCD and dF treatment (30 mg/d) or placebo, Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), 3 h-Thermic Effect of Food (3 h-TEF) and body composition were determined. EE and body composition were(More)
Systemic sclerosis is a connective tissue disease characterized by inflammation and fibrosis of multiple organs (skin, gastrointestinal tract, lung, kidney and heart). After the skin, the organ most affected with a frequency of 75 to 90%, the gastrointestinal tract is more often involved. Gastrointestinal tract involvement is manifested by the appearance of(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were: to quantify the Spanish scientific production with international repercussion, to determine the degree of world diffusion and the participation of the different autonomic communities and the organisms implicated with reference to the area of sciences of alimentation and nutrition between 1987 to 1990. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The equations available for the prediction of basal energy expenditure (BEE) may not be applicable in morbid obese individuals since the contribution of the fat free mass (FFM) over the BEE is not constant. The aim of this study was to obtain new equations for the prediction of BEE which are specific for patients with morbid obesity. METHODS In(More)
In order to evaluate the influence of physical exercise and protein intake on Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and Postprandial Energy Expenditure (PEE), 16 healthy, normal-weight, 15 year-old, adolescent males at the same stage of pubertal development were studied. They were assigned to two dietary groups receiving the same energy intake (1.3 x by measured(More)
PURPOSE To describe a favorable outcome after the surgical repair of a very large macular hole with a neurosensory operculum. METHODS Case report. A 42-year-old man with a history of decreased vision for 3 months was found to have vision of 20/400, a very large macular hole (1159 μm in diameter), and an operculum suspended on the posterior hyaloid above(More)
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