Energy expenditure in early infancy

Davies, P.S.W., Ewing, G. and Lucas, A. (1989) Energy expenditure in early infancy. British Journal of Nutrition, 62 3: 621-629. doi:10.1079/BJN19890062

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Author Davies, P.S.W.
Ewing, G.
Lucas, A.
Title Energy expenditure in early infancy
Journal name British Journal of Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-2662
0007-1145
Publication date 1989-11-01
Year available 1992
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1079/BJN19890062
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 62
Issue 3
Start page 621
End page 629
Total pages 9
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Subject 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract The measurement of energy expenditure has wide applications in clinical and scientific studies. Ethical and practical problems, however, have limited the acquisition of information on total energy expenditure in infancy. The doubly-labelled-water technique, recently validated for use in infants, has now been used to measure, non-invasively, total energy expenditure in a cohort of forty-one normal full-term infants at or close to 1.5, 3 and 6 months of age. Mean total expenditure was 270, 280 and 330 kJ/kg per d at these ages. Centiles for total energy expenditure in early infancy are presented; it is suggested such data are most appropriately expressed as kJ/√(kg body-weight per d). These findings will be of importance in the re-evaluation of energy requirements in infancy and in the study of lesions in energy metabolism in disease states at this age.
Keyword Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutrition & Dietetics
NUTRITION & DIETETICS
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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