The complicated relation between resting energy expenditure and maintenance of lost weight

Hall, Kevin D
October 2018
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Oct2018, Vol. 108 Issue 4, p652
Academic Journal
The author discusses a study that compared resting energy expenditure (REE) between people with obesity, people who maintained substantial weight loss, and normal-weight controls who never had obesity. He says that REE in successful weight loss maintainers was not disproportionately lower than expected. It is said to be unknown how REE changed in their subjects who successfully maintained lost weight. Decreases in REE after weight loss are reportedly greater than expected.


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