Energy expenditure in adults living in developing compared with industrialized countries: a meta-analysis of doubly labeled water studies

Authors:Dugas, L. R., Harders, R., Merrill, S., Ebersole, K., Shoham, D. A., Rush, E. C., Assah, F. K., Forrester, T., Durazo-Arvizu, R. A. and Luke, A.
Meta-analysis of 98 studies: "TEE adjusted for weight and age or PAL did not differ significantly between developing and industrialized countries, which calls into question the role of energy expenditure in the cause of obesity at the population level"