positive energy balance

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pos·i·tive en·er·gy bal·ance

(poz'i-tiv en'ĕr-jē bal'ăns)
When energy output is less than energy consumption and results in increased body weight.
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All skills of our physicians like their leadership skills, empathy, professional skills and the skills as spouse and parent all depends on a positive energy balance. Unfortunately our physicians and residents are not trained to notice or care for their energy levels due to their professional workload, economic burden to maintain their life standards and lack of recreational activities6.
The pregnancy cows, which graze in the dry season during the last gestation period, have been related to weight loss, loss of body condition score and high concentration of NEFA and [beta]HBA, leading to long periods of negative energy balance, this, adequate prepartum nutrition through supplementation, improved nutrient intake, and positive energy balance return (8).
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In 2011, OriginClear helped launch Ennesys to target France's sustainable energy law, RT 2020, which will require that buildings achieve a positive energy balance by the year 2020.
The positive energy balance obtained indicates the viability of biodiesel production from canola under the given production conditions.
In the CNS, neuropeptides modulate inflammation and migration of peripheral cells into the CNS via the BBB and may represent a molecular node during positive energy balance as is the obesity and maternal overnutrition.
The authors have organized the main body of their text in fourteen chapters devoted to energy, negative energy balance, positive energy balance, regulation of food intake, exercise, cell cycle and life cycle, nutrigenomics, protein, carbohydrates, lipids, fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins, macrominerals, and trace minerals.
Undernutrition was 68.50% and 57.53% in subjects with negative and positive energy balance, respectively (p>0.05)(Table 2).
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