Total energy expenditure in small for gestational age infants

Davies, P.S.W., Clough, H., Bishop, N.J., Lucas, A., Cole, J.J. and Cole, T.J. (1996) Total energy expenditure in small for gestational age infants. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 74 3 [Fetal and neonatal edition]: F208-F210. doi:10.1136/fn.74.3.F208

Author Davies, P.S.W.
Clough, H.
Bishop, N.J.
Lucas, A.
Cole, J.J.
Cole, T.J.
Title Total energy expenditure in small for gestational age infants
Journal name Archives of Disease in Childhood   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-9888
Publication date 1996-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/fn.74.3.F208
Volume 74
Issue 3 [Fetal and neonatal edition]
Start page F208
End page F210
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, England
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Formatted abstract
Aim -
To measure total energy expenditure and body composition in small for gestational age (SGA) infants in order to investigate proposed hyperrnetabolism in such babies.

Methods -

A cross sectional study of 52 SGA infants measured at 5 weeks of age was made, using existing data from appropriate for gestational age (AGA) infants as controls. The double labelled water technique was used to assess both total energy expenditure and body composition.

Results -
Multiple regression analysis showed that expressing energy expenditure per kg fat free mass adjusts for body composition in infants of this age. The relation between total energy expenditure and fat free mass differed between the two groups.

Conclusion -

These data indicate that for a given fat free mass the total energy expenditure of SGA infants is greater than that of AGA infants. Such data should be taken into account when energy requirements for SGA infants are being considered.
Keyword Energy Expenditure
Small For Gestational Age
Body Composition
Fat Free Mass
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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