Energy metabolism in African Americans: potential risk factors for obesity.

  title={Energy metabolism in African Americans: potential risk factors for obesity.},
  author={Christian Weyer and Soren Snitker and Clifton Bogardus and Eric Ravussin},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={70 1},
BACKGROUND Recent reports have identified a lower resting metabolic rate in African Americans than in whites, but most studies included only females and used short-term measurements with ventilated-hood systems. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to compare 24-h measurements of energy metabolism between African American and white women and men using a respiratory chamber. DESIGN Thirty-eight African American (x +/- SD: 32 +/- 7 y of age, 24 +/- 10% body fat) and 288 white (31 +/- 7 y of age, 26… CONTINUE READING


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