Journal article

Resting metabolic rate and thermic effect of a meal in the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle in well-nourished Indian women.

LS Piers, SN Diggavi, J Rijskamp, JM van Raaij, PS Shetty, JG Hautvast

Am J Clin Nutr | Published : 1995

Abstract

The resting metabolic rate (RMR) and thermic effect of a standard test meal (TEM) were measured twice each during the follicular and luteal phases (confirmed by plasma concentrations of progesterone and estradiol) of a single menstrual cycle, and once during the follicular phase of the following menstrual cycle, by using indirect calorimetry, in 13 well-nourished Indian women. There was a significant increase in the TEM (P < 0.05) (6.72 +/- 1.57% vs 7.96 +/- 1.48% of the energy content of the test meal for follicular and luteal phases, respectively) of 18.5% during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle but no significant difference in the RMR or postmeal total energy output (PMTEO). Dietar..

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