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The shape of the cumulative food intake curve of normal weight and obese women was studied during solid food lunches, artificially prolonged meals, and energetically enriched meals eaten in a laboratory setting. Subjects (86 normal weight, 50 obese) displayed consistent eating behaviour over 3-6 repeated meals, with marked differences between individuals.(More)
The present study determined the intra-individual variation of BMR measurements, using a standard out-patient protocol, with the subjects transporting themselves to the laboratory for the BMR measurements after spending the night at home. The effect of a non-fasting state and variation in daily habitual physical activity the day before testing was(More)
The effects of dieting and exercise on RMR, body composition and maximal aerobic power were studied in 12 obese women. The subjects were paired on the basis of their body mass index and divided into a diet (D) and a diet + exercise group (DE). The treatment consisted of a 5-week period with a low-energy formula diet of 2.9 MJ and an 8-week period with a(More)
Metabolic rate, more specifically resting metabolic rate (RMR) or sleeping metabolic rate (SMR), of an adult subject is usually expressed as a function of the fat-free mass (FFM). Chronic exercise is thought to increase FFM and thus to increase RMR and SMR. We determined body mass (BM), body composition, and SMR before, during, and after an endurance(More)
This study characterizes respiration chambers with fully automated calibration. The system consists of two 14-m3 pull-type chambers. Care was taken to provide a friendly environment for the subjects, with the possibility of social contact during the experiment. Gas analysis was automated to correct for analyzer drift and barometric pressure variations and(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES In South Africa (SA), the prevalence of obesity in women is 56%, with black women being most at risk (62%). Studies in the United States have demonstrated ethnic differences in resting (REE) and total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) between African American (AA) and their white counterparts. We investigated whether differences in EE(More)
Human eating behavior may be influenced non-homeostatically by the rewarding value of foods, i.e. 'liking' (pleasure/palatability) and 'wanting' (incentive motivation). The objectives of this study were to validate a computer test for assessment of rewarding value of food, and to assess how rewarding value of food is affected by eating a dessert-specific(More)
Eating behavior can be influenced by the rewarding value of food, i.e., "liking" and "wanting." The objective of this study was to assess in normal-weight dietary restrained (NR) vs. unrestrained (NU) eaters how rewarding value of food is affected by satiety, and by eating a nonhealthy perceived, dessert-specific food vs. a healthy perceived, neutral food(More)
High-fibre diets offer several beneficial health effects. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether replacement of 30 % of the available carbohydrates with polydextrose (PDX) or soluble maize fibre (SCF) at breakfast and lunch would result in an increased fat oxidation rate and satiety, which may be of relevance for body weight control(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare overweight and lean subjects with respect to thermogenesis and physiological insulation in response to mild cold and rewarming. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Ten overweight men (mean BMI, 29.2 +/- 2.8 kg/m(2)) and 10 lean men (mean BMI, 21.1 +/- 2.0 kg/m(2)) were exposed to cold air for 1 hour, followed by 1 hour of rewarming. Body(More)