Relationship between behavior and energy expenditure in 12-week-old infants.

  title={Relationship between behavior and energy expenditure in 12-week-old infants.},
  author={Jonathan Ck Wells and Peter Sw Davies},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  volume={8 4},
In order to apply current international recommendations of basing energy requirements on energy expenditures (FAO/WHO/UNU [1985] Energy and Protein Requirements WHO: Geneva) to infants, it is first necessary to ascertain which aspects of infant physical activity significantly influence energy expenditure. The relationship between behavioral activity and energy expenditure was, therefore, investigated in 12 week infants. Behavior was assessed using activity diaries, temperament questionnaires… CONTINUE READING

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