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Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1998 Jun;22(6):601-3.

Fasting respiratory quotient as a predictor of weight changes in non-obese women.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Universit√† degli Studi FEDERICO II, Napoli, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To detect predictive variables of weight changes in non-obese women.

DESIGN:

Three year follow-up study.

SUBJECTS:

Fifty-eight women (age 40.0+/-12.8 y, height 159+/-7 cm, weight 62.5+/-9.6 kg and body mass index ((BMI) 24.7+/-3.7 kg/m2).

MEASUREMENTS:

At baseline, basal metabolic rate (BMR) and respiratory quotient (RQ) by indirect calorimetry. Weight and BMI at baseline and after 3 y.

RESULTS:

In both univariate and multivariate analyses, age and RQ at baseline were significant predictors (P<0.05) of subsequent changes in weight and BMI.

CONCLUSION:

In non-obese women, RQ and age are independent predictors of subsequent weight changes.

PMID:
9665683
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