Nonexercise activity thermogenesis--liberating the life-force.

  title={Nonexercise activity thermogenesis--liberating the life-force.},
  author={James A. Levine},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  volume={262 3},
Obesity occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure over a protracted period of time. The energy expenditure associated with everyday activity is called NEAT (Nonexercise activity thermogenesis). NEAT varies between two people of similar size by 2000 kcal day(-1) because of people's different occupations and leisure-time activities. Data support the central hypothesis that NEAT is pivotal in the regulation of human energy expenditure and body weight regulation and that NEAT is… CONTINUE READING