Factors determining weight loss in obese patients in a metabolic ward.

@article{Garrow1978FactorsDW,
  title={Factors determining weight loss in obese patients in a metabolic ward.},
  author={John S Garrow and Merril L. Durrant and Stewart Mann and S F Stalley and Penelope M Warwick},
  journal={International journal of obesity},
  year={1978},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          441-7
        }
}
A metabolic unit is described in which it is possible to make controlled measurements of energy balance in patients with various types and degrees of obesity. Thirty-seven obese women were studied for three consecutive one-week periods on a diet which provided an average of 3.4MJ (800 kcal) daily, and some also undertook an exercise programme involving the expenditure of 850--1275 kJ (200--300 kcal) extra per day. The distribution of energy intake was varied from week to week, and within the… CONTINUE READING