Why do obese patients not lose more weight when treated with low-calorie diets? A mechanistic perspective

February 2007
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Feb2007, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p346
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The authors discuss the cause of weight loss on obese patients receiving low-calorie diets (LCD). The authors reviewed studies of fractional energy absorption (FEA) and total energy expenditure (TEE) in obese patients undergoing weight loss with LCD and in patients with reduced obesity (RO). They mention that obese subjects who are participating in LCD programs have a weight loss less than half of the predicted.


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