Weight-loss induced changes in physical activity and activity energy expenditure in overweight and obese subjects before and after energy restriction.

A.G. Bonomi, S. Soenen, A.H. Goris, K.R. Westerterp

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Abstract

Activity energy expenditure (AEE) is the component of daily energy expenditure that is mainly influenced by the amount of physical activity (PA) and by the weight of the body displaced. This study aimed at analyzing the effect of weight loss on PA and AEE. The body weight and PA of 66 overweight and obese subjects were measured at baseline and after 12 weeks of 67% energy restriction. PA was measured using a tri-axial accelerometer for movement registration (Tracmor) and quantified in activity counts. Tracmor recordings were also processed using a classification algorithm to recognize 6 common activity types engaged in during the day. A doubly-labeled water validated equation based on Tracmor output was used to estimate AEE. After weight loss, body weight decreased by 13 +/- 4%, daily activity counts augmented by 9% (95% CI: +2%, +15%), and this increase was weakly associated with the decrease in body weight (R-2=7%; P

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere59641
Number of pages8
JournalPLOS ONE
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • DOUBLY-LABELED WATER
  • RESTING METABOLIC-RATE
  • BODY-WEIGHT
  • POSTURE ALLOCATION
  • PIMA-INDIANS
  • MOVEMENT
  • WOMEN
  • ADOLESCENTS
  • ACCELEROMETERS
  • WALKING

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