Parental body composition and infant energy expenditure

Davies, P.S.W., Wells, J.C.K., Fieldhouse, C.A., Day, J.M.E. and Lucas, A. (1995) Parental body composition and infant energy expenditure. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61 5: 1026-1029.

Author Davies, P.S.W.
Wells, J.C.K.
Fieldhouse, C.A.
Day, J.M.E.
Lucas, A.
Title Parental body composition and infant energy expenditure
Journal name American Journal of Clinical Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9165
Publication date 1995-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 61
Issue 5
Start page 1026
End page 1029
Total pages 4
Place of publication Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.
Publisher American Society for Nutrition
Language eng
Subject 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract It has been suggested that infants born to overweight parents are at risk of becoming overweight because of reduced total energy expenditure (TEE). We therefore examined the relationship between infant TEE and parental nutritional status as assessed by body mass index (BMI) in a large sample of healthy infants. TEE was measured by the doubly labeled water method in 124 infants at 12 wk of age. Sleeping metabolic rate (SMR) was measured by indirect calorimetry in 70 of these infants. Indexes of physical activity were calculated as TEE/SMR and TEE - SMR. No aspect of infant energy expenditure was found to be related to parental BMI. Moreover, there was no difference between TEE of two subsets of infants born to parents with high and low BMIs. We therefore find no evidence for parental body composition being associated with reduced infant energy expenditure at 12 wk of age.
Keyword Obesity
Sleeping Metabolic-rate
Physical Activity
Doubly Labeled Water
Indirect Calorimetry
Preterm Infants
Q-Index Code C1
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