Seasonal energy deficiency in Ethiopian rural women.

  title={Seasonal energy deficiency in Ethiopian rural women.},
  author={Anna Ferro-Luzzi and Cristina Scaccini and S Taffese and B Aberra and Tigst Demeke},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={44 Suppl 1},
The purpose of the study was to establish the existence of seasonal exposure to energy deficiency in rural areas of developing countries and to investigate the sequence of appearance and the nature of energy-sparing mechanisms utilized under real life conditions. The body weight of a group of 226 rural Ethiopian women was measured repeatedly over a one year period, at 45 day intervals. On a sub-group of 22 non-pregnant women total energy intake, TEI, total energy expenditure, TEE, and basal… CONTINUE READING