Effect of ethanol on energy expenditure.

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serval:BIB_7CBF9691FE9F
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Effect of ethanol on energy expenditure.
Journal
American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Author(s)
Suter P.M., Jéquier E., Schutz Y.
ISSN
0363-6119 (Print)
ISSN-L
0002-9513
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1994
Volume
266
Number
4 Pt 2
Pages
R1204-R1212
Language
english
Abstract
The thermogenic response induced by ethanol ingestion in humans has not been extensively studied. This study was designed to determine the thermic effect of ethanol added to a normal diet in healthy nonalcoholic subjects, using indirect calorimetry measurements over a 24-h period in a respiration chamber. The thermic effect of ethanol was also measured when ethanol was ingested in the fasting state, using a ventilated hood system during a 5-h period. Six subjects ingested 95.6 +/- 1.8 (SE) g ethanol in 1 day partitioned over three meals; there was a 5.5 +/- 1.2% increase in 24-h energy expenditure compared with a control day in which all conditions were identical except that no ethanol was consumed. The calculated ethanol-induced thermogenesis (EIT) was 22.5 +/- 4.7% of the ethanol energy ingested. Ingestion of 31.9 +/- 0.6 g ethanol in the fasting state led to a 7.4 +/- 0.6% increase in energy expenditure over baseline values, and the calculated EIT was 17.1 +/- 2.2%. It is concluded that in healthy nonalcoholic adults ethanol elicits a thermogenic response equal to approximately 20% of the ethanol energy. Thus the concept of the apparently inefficient utilization of ethanol energy is supported by these results which show that only approximately 80% of the ethanol energy is used as metabolizable energy for biochemical processes in healthy nonalcoholic moderate ethanol consumers.
Keywords
Acetates/blood, Adult, Body Temperature Regulation/drug effects, Calorimetry, Indirect, Energy Metabolism/drug effects, Ethanol/blood, Ethanol/pharmacology, Fatty Acids, Nonesterified/blood, Humans, Male, Osmolar Concentration
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