Journal article

Thermic effect of a meal. 3. Effect of dietary supplementation in chronically undernourished human subjects.

LS Piers, MJ Soares, RN Kulkarni, PS Shetty

Br J Nutr | Published : 1992


Five apparently healthy, chronically undernourished (UN) male volunteers aged between 18 and 30 years were studied before and after 12 weeks of dietary supplementation. The thermic effect of a meal (TEM) was measured over a period of 6 h using a ventilated-hood system. Results indicated a significant increase in body-weight after supplementation due to increases in body fat and fat-free mass (FFM) in the proportion of 69% and 31% respectively. The basal metabolic rates (BMR) measured post supplementation were significantly higher in absolute terms, with a trend towards higher values when adjusted for the changes in FFM. TEM responses measured after 12 weeks of supplementation were significan..

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