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Role of fat oxidation in the long-term stabilization of body weight in obese women.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Two studies were performed to investigate the association between body fat mass and fat oxidation. The first, a cross-sectional study of 106 obese women maintaining stable body weight, showed that these two variables were significantly correlated (r = 0.56, P less than 0.001) and the regression coefficient indicated that a 10-kg change in fat mass corresponded to a change in fat oxidation of approximately 20 g/d. The second, a prospective study, validated this estimate and quantifies the long-term adaptations in fat oxidation resulting from body fat loss. Twenty-four moderately obese women were studied under controlled dietary conditions at stable weight before and after mean weight and fat losses of 12.7 and 9.8 kg, respectively. The reduction in fat oxidation was identical to that predicted by the above regression. We conclude that changes in fat mass significantly affect fat oxidation and that this process may contribute to the long-term regulation of fat and energy balance in obese individuals.
Adipose Tissue, Body Composition, Body Weight, Carbohydrate Metabolism, Cross-Sectional Studies, Energy Metabolism, Female, Humans, Lipid Metabolism, Middle Aged, Obesity/metabolism, Oxidation-Reduction, Prospective Studies, Weight Loss
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