Weight loss, weight maintenance, and adaptive thermogenesis.

  title={Weight loss, weight maintenance, and adaptive thermogenesis.},
  author={Stefan G. J. A. Camps and Sanne P. M. Verhoef and Klaas Roelof Westerterp},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={97 5},
BACKGROUND Diet-induced weight loss is accompanied by adaptive thermogenesis, ie, a disproportional or greater than expected reduction of resting metabolic rate (RMR). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether adaptive thermogenesis is sustained during weight maintenance after weight loss. DESIGN Subjects were 22 men and 69 women [mean ± SD age: 40 ± 9 y; body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)): 31.9 ± 3.0]. They followed a very-low-energy diet for 8 wk, followed by a 44-wk… CONTINUE READING


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