Physical activity and energy expenditure in undernutrition.

  title={Physical activity and energy expenditure in undernutrition.},
  author={G. B. Spurr},
  journal={Progress in food & nutrition science},
  volume={14 2-3},
  • G. B. Spurr
  • Published 1990 in Progress in food & nutrition science
The most accurate measurement of energy expenditure (EE) in free-living individual subjects is by the doubly-labelled water technique. The minute-by-minute heart rate (fH) method, while not yet suitable for individuals, will give excellent measurements of EE in small groups of subjects as well as the pattern of EE while wearing the fH recorder. In adults, the few studies available indicate that chronic energy deficiency (CED) results in decreased energy expenditure. In pre-school children, CED… CONTINUE READING