Using stable isotopes to assess reduced physical activity of individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome

Davies, P.S.W. and Joughin, C. (1993) Using stable isotopes to assess reduced physical activity of individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 98 3: 349-353.

Author Davies, P.S.W.
Joughin, C.
Title Using stable isotopes to assess reduced physical activity of individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome
Journal name American Journal on Mental Retardation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-8017
Publication date 1993-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 98
Issue 3
Start page 349
End page 353
Total pages 5
Place of publication Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Publisher American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Language eng
Subject 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract The contribution of reduced levels of physical activity to the positive energy balance found in most individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome is not known. We assessed total energy expenditure using stable isotopes and resting energy expenditure using open circuit indirect calorimetry in a group of 10 children with this syndrome. The difference between these two measures is primarily the energy cost of activity and is often called a physical activity level. After adjusting for age, we found that the physical activity level values of these children were significantly reduced in comparison to children who did not have Prader-Willi syndrome. Increasing activity levels in children with Prader-Willi syndrome will raise total energy expenditure and may help to control their development of weight gain.
Keyword Doubly Labeled Water
Energy-expenditure
Body-composition
Early Infancy
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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