Energy expenditure before and during energy restriction in obese patients.

  title={Energy expenditure before and during energy restriction in obese patients.},
  author={Eric Ravussin and Bernard Burnand and Yves Schutz and Eric J{\'e}quier},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={41 4},
Twenty-four hour energy expenditure (24 EE), resting metabolic rate (RMR), spontaneous physical activity and body composition were determined in 7 obese patients (5 females, 2 males, 174 +/- 9% IBW, 38 +/- 2% fat mass) on 2 different occasions: before weight reduction, and after 10 to 16 weeks on a hypocaloric diet as outpatients, the recommended energy intake varying from 3500 to 4700 kJ/day depending on the subject. Mean body weight loss was 12.6 +/- 1.9 kg, ie 13% of initial body weight, 72… CONTINUE READING
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