Suppressed thermogenesis as a cause for resistance to slimming and obesity rebound: adaptation or illusion?

Dulloo, A. G.
February 2007
International Journal of Obesity;Feb2007, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p201
Academic Journal
The article comments on the article "Clinical Significance of Adaptive Thermogenesis," by G. C. Major and colleagues. Resistance to slimming and obesity recidivism occur because the patients revert back to the same lifestyle of gluttony that made them obese. There is considerable inter-individual heterogeneity concerning the compartments and sub-compartments of energy expenditure in which adaptive suppression of thermogenesis might be occuring.


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