Energy partitioning and the regulation of body weight – Reply by Millward & Wijesinghe


Authors:Millward, Joe, Wijesinghe, DGNG
Rather technical but brilliant discussion on the model developed by Dulloo et al. "The regulation of body composition and energy balance is a remarkable phenomenon given that the ability to maintain weight within a few pounds each year with annual intakes of about 4000MJ of food energy implies that intake is matched by similar losses of energy to within 1% ". The model still eludes us as to how the body does regulate its weight so well.