Sunday, 22 April 2012

Does basal energy expenditure predict obesity?

The answer appears to be a resounding, NO. What we can clearly see from the below picture is that there is no obvious relationship between adiposity and basal energy expenditure.

It can be concluded that relatively high or relatively low rates of BEE do not influence body weights and adiposity in a statistically identifiable manner. This contradicts and challenges the widely held view that low resting metabolic rates promote the development of obesity

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