Adaptive reduction in basal metabolic rate in response to food deprivation in humans: a role for feedback signals from fat stores

Authors: Dulloo, A.G., Jaquet, J.
"...anthropometric predictors for human interindivid- ual variability in the capacity for energy conservation and sug- gest that the adaptive reduction in BMR is partly determined by an autoregulatory feedback control system linking the state of depletion of fat stores to compensatory mechanisms that sup- press thermogenesis."