Food quotient, respiratory quotient, and energy balance.

  title={Food quotient, respiratory quotient, and energy balance.},
  author={K. R. Westerterp},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={57 5 Suppl},
  pages={759S-764S; discussion 764S-765S}
This paper reviews evidence that the macro-nutrient composition of the diet and the maintenance of energy balance are correlated. Intervention studies show that subjects lose weight on low-fat diets and gain weight on high-fat diets. Descriptive studies show that overweight subjects eat relatively more fat but have the same total energy intake as nonoverweight subjects. The body has a limited ability to oxidize fat compared with its ability to oxidize carbohydrate and protein. The conclusion is… CONTINUE READING
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