total energy expenditure


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total energy expenditure

A metabolic unit for the sum of the energy used by an organism. Maintenance of a reduced or elevated body weight is linked to compensatory changes in energy expenditures, which oppose any shift in body weight that differs from the person’s usual or baseline weight; these compensatory changes may explain the difficulty that obese individuals have in maintaining lower weights.

total energy expenditure

Physiology A metabolic 'unit' that is the sum of a number of energy 'units' Resting energy expenditure is 60% of TEE; Thermic energy of feeding is 10% of TEE; Nonresting energy expenditure is 30% of TEE.
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Slower rates of gain in other energy goods and services in the region helped to restrain the total energy expenditure increase to less than 15 percent, but cost shares still climbed.
The activity and stress factors were not developed by the authors of the equations, but have been suggested by researchers investigating total energy expenditure in different states of illness or exercise.
EB is a comparison between the sum of food energy intake and total energy expenditure, which includes the energy needs for basal metabolism, specific dynamic action (S.
5-day per week frequencies suggests that total energy expenditure is the determining factor in reducing depression, Dr.
But they did not know what effect the elevated resting energy expenditure has on daily total energy expenditure and thus on dietary energy requirements.
Dr Reilly's team measured the total energy expenditure (TEE) of the children, as well as looking at their levels of physical activity.
Higher percentages of body fat, fat mass, weight, and body mass index in boys--but not in girls--were associated with lower physical activity and energy expenditure levels as a percentage of total energy expenditure, said Elizabeth J.
These studies used different methods but imply that total energy expenditure may vary considerably from day to day and with medication.
At the end of the eight-week trial, lean body mass, total body water, basal metabolic rate, and total energy expenditure increased significantly in the first group.
Total energy expenditure ranged from 240 to 360 kcals for the 20-minute workout, which is significantly higher than the estimated 54 kcals expended during the 4 minutes of exercise reported by Olson.
He added that the greater total energy expenditure of one-step ascents must be partly explained by the fact it takes longer.

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