Thermic effect of food after ingested versus tube-delivered meals.

  title={Thermic effect of food after ingested versus tube-delivered meals.},
  author={James O Hill and M Digirolamo and Steven B. Heymsfield},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={248 3 Pt 1},
We compared, in six subjects, the thermic effect of food (TEF) after the ingestion of a test meal with that observed after the delivery of an equivalent test meal directly into the stomach through a nasogastric tube. TEF was measured after each test meal (i.e., ingested or tube delivered) until postprandial metabolic rate was not different from fasting metabolic rate (as measured at approximately the same time of day on a previous day). TEF after the tube-delivered meal was not significantly… CONTINUE READING

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