negative energy balance

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neg·a·tive en·er·gy bal·ance

(neg'ă-tiv en'ĕr-jē bal'ăns)
A depletion of the body's energy stores due to inadequate intake of energy sources.
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There was no macronutrient intake below American College of Sports Medicine recommendations; even during negative energy balance at CT.
Both male and female dancers had less energy intake (EI) than their energy expenditure, resulting in a negative energy balance, with males having higher negative values than females (p<0.05).
The energy requirements for milk production during early lactation often exceed the available energy from feed intake and the cow goes into negative energy balance. As a result, the deficiency in energy needed for milk production demand is compensated by the mobilization of body lipid reserves.
Negative energy balance in high-yielding dairy cows is also responsible for increasing serum NEFA values above 400 [micro]mol/L (Oetzel 2004),
(21,22,23,24) In this study when the nutritional status of adolescent girls was assessed against their energy balance, it was evident that under-nutrition was higher in subjects with negative energy balance than those with positive balance.
"The result is a negative energy balance over a long period of time."
Most weight loss plans that are effective include changes to both diet and activity level to achieve a negative energy balance. Simply put, you need to burn off more calories than you take in.
"If you displace high-energy-dense foods with fruits and vegetables, then it can lead to negative energy balance, but if you simply add these foods to your diet, you'll gain weight."
The SCK is caused by a negative energy balance in high-producing dairy cows.
The condition is the result of a negative energy balance and is particularly prevalent during the first few weeks of lactation, or if there is a drop in dry matter intake (DMI), such as in late pregnancy or during illnesses like mastitis or metritis.
In dairy cows, postpartum decrease in thyroid functions has been noticed among the coordinated changes in hormones and metabolites to cope with negative energy balance (NEB) that recovery from them is essential for returning to normal functions [1-4].
" Overweight individuals often choose to have artificial sweeteners in their foods so that they can reduce the total calorie intake in their diet, which in turn leads to weight loss by creating a negative energy balance.