Body composition changes during recovery from anorexia nervosa: comparison of two dietary regimes.

@article{Forbes1984BodyCC,
  title={Body composition changes during recovery from anorexia nervosa: comparison of two dietary regimes.},
  author={Gilbert B. Forbes and Richard E. Kreipe and B A Lipinski and Christopher H Hodgman},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1984},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1137-45}
}
Twelve patients with anorexia nervosa were studied on the Clinical Research Center for periods of 15 to 58 days. Five patients were fed a diet providing 20% of energy from protein and seven patients were fed a diet with only 10% of energy from protein. These patients had a reduced lean body mass in addition to a loss of body fat, and during recovery about two-thirds of the weight gain was lean tissue. The average energy cost of the weight gain was 5.3 kcal/g. There was no significant difference… CONTINUE READING

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