Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing

Dhurandhar, N. V., Schoeller, D., Brown, A. W., Heymsfield, S. B., Thomas, D., Sorensen, T. I., Speakman, J. R, Jeansonne, M., Allison, D. B, Energy Balance Measurement Working, Group and Hills, Andrew P. (2015) Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing. International Journal of Obesity, 39 7: 1109-1113. doi:10.1038/ijo.2014.199

Author Dhurandhar, N. V.
Schoeller, D.
Brown, A. W.
Heymsfield, S. B.
Thomas, D.
Sorensen, T. I.
Speakman, J. R
Jeansonne, M.
Allison, D. B
Energy Balance Measurement Working, Group
Hills, Andrew P.
Title Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing
Journal name International Journal of Obesity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-5497
Publication date 2015-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/ijo.2014.199
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 39
Issue 7
Start page 1109
End page 1113
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Energy intake (EI) and physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) are key modifiable determinants of energy balance, traditionally assessed by self-report despite its repeated demonstration of considerable inaccuracies. We argue here that it is time to move from the common view that self-reports of EI and PAEE are imperfect, but nevertheless deserving of use, to a view commensurate with the evidence that self-reports of EI and PAEE are so poor that they are wholly unacceptable for scientific research on EI and PAEE. While new strategies for objectively determining energy balance are in their infancy, it is unacceptable to use decidedly inaccurate instruments, which may misguide health-care policies, future research and clinical judgment. The scientific and medical communities should discontinue reliance on self-reported EI and PAEE. Researchers and sponsors should develop objective measures of energy balance.
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