Special Issue "Energy Balance and Body Weight"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2021) | Viewed by 8419
Weight change is a dynamic function of whole-body energy balance, that is, energy intake and energy expenditure (EE). A straightforward view of energy homeostasis in relation to body weight regulation assumes that these two factors independently affect energy balance. However, recent research suggests that that these two factors interact in contributing to daily energy balance, thereby impacting weight change. The causal effect of energy intake on EE (i.e., diet-induced thermogenesis) has indeed been extensively studied in humans. Yet, the causal effect of EE on energy intake has not been fully explored despite seminal research on this topic more than 50 years ago, but likely because of technical difficulties in the precise assessment of energy intake in humans. Research in this field has resurged in the past 10 years, with multiple independent reports showing that higher EE is associated with greater energy intake independently from, and mediating the effects of, body composition on energy intake.
The objective of this proposed Special Issue on “Energy Balance and Body Weight” is to publish selected manuscripts detailing specific aspects of the complex relationships between EE, energy intake, and weight change that will advance our understanding of the causes and mechanisms of weight gain.
Thank you very much for your contribution
Dr. Paolo Piaggi
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- Energy metabolism
- Metabolic rate
- Energy intake
- Energy balance
- Energy turnover
- Weight change
- Weight gain
- Weight loss