Energy expenditure in adults living in developing compared with industrialized countries: a meta-analysis of doubly labeled water studies.

@article{Dugas2011EnergyEI,
  title={Energy expenditure in adults living in developing compared with industrialized countries: a meta-analysis of doubly labeled water studies.},
  author={Lara R Dugas and Regina Harders and Sarah Merrill and Kara E Ebersole and David A. Shoham and Elaine Rush and Felix Assah and Terrence Forrester and R Durazo-arvizu and Amy Luke},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={427-41}
}
BACKGROUND There is an assumption that people in developing countries have a higher total energy expenditure (TEE) and physical activity level (PAL) than do people in developed nations, but few objective data for this assertion exist. OBJECTIVE We conducted a meta-analysis of TEE and PAL by using data from countries that have a low or middle human development index (HDI) compared with those with a high HDI to better understand how energy-expenditure variables are associated with development… CONTINUE READING