Energy expenditure in early infancy and later body fatness

Davies, P.S.W., Day, J.M.E. and Lucas, A. (1991) Energy expenditure in early infancy and later body fatness. International Journal of Obesity, 15 11: 727-731.


Author Davies, P.S.W.
Day, J.M.E.
Lucas, A.
Title Energy expenditure in early infancy and later body fatness
Journal name International Journal of Obesity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0307-0565
Publication date 1991-11-01
Year available 1991
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 11
Start page 727
End page 731
Total pages 5
Place of publication Stockton, England
Publisher Macmillan
Language eng
Subject 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
Abstract Total energy expenditure was measured in a cohort of 33 normal, full term infants at 12 weeks of age using the doubly labelled water technique. These data were related to Quetelet's index and the sum of the triceps and subscapular skinfold measurements at 9 months and 2 years of age. Correlation coefficients were used to determine the relationship between total energy expenditure and later indices of body composition. Total energy expenditure was expressed as kcal/kg per day; kcal/kg0.5 per day (in order to negate the effect of body weight) and kcal/kg fat free mass per day (in order to take into account body composition). Using this approach there was no relationship between the level of total energy expenditure at 12 weeks of age and later indices of body fatness. The highest correlation coefficient being 0.09 (n = 33, P > 0.10). These findings are contrary to recent reports that a reduced total energy expenditure is related to the development of obesity in certain selected groups of individuals.
Formatted abstract
Total energy expenditure was measured in a cohort of 33 normal, full term infants at 12 weeks of age using the doubly labelled water technique. These data were related to Quetelet's index and the sum of the triceps and subscapular skinfold measurcments at 9 months and 2 years of age. Correlation coefficients were used to determine the relationship between total energy expenditure and later indices of body composition. Total energy expenditure was expressed as kcal/kg per day; kcal/kg0.5 per day (in order to negate the effect of body weight) and kcal/kg fat free mass per day (in order to take into account body composition). Using this approach there was no relationship between the level of total energy expenditure at 12 weeks of age and later indices of body fatness. The highest correlation coefficient being 0.09 (n = 33, P > 0.10). These findings arc contrary to recent reports that a reduced total energy expenditure is related to the development of obesity in certain selected groups of individuals.
Keyword Energy Expenditure
Infants
Doubly-labeled-water
Weight
Children
Age
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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