Thermogenesis in relation to feeding and exercise training.


Tube-fed rats gain more weight than meal-fed rats when fed isocaloric diets. Human volunteers were fed on separate occasions isocaloric meals by mouth or by gavage and resting metabolic rate was measured for 90 min postprandially. Resting metabolic rate was greater in meal-fed than in tube-fed especially in the period following meal digestion. These results… (More)