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Z Ernahrungswiss. 1997 Dec;36(4):310-2.

Determination of total energy expenditure, resting metabolic rate and physical activity in lean and overweight people.

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Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Bergholz-Rehbrücke, Germany.


A new 2H/1H and 18O/16O equilibration device was tested, standardized and employed for the determination of total energy expenditure. It was shown that overweight men and women have increased resting metabolic rate as well as increased total energy expenditure when compared to their lean counterparts. The physical activity level (PAL)index was slightly decreased which possibly suggests a decreased physical activity in obese people.

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