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Effects of Prolonged Post-absorptive State on Body Weight and Body Fat

Mohamad Nordin Bin Abdul Karim

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 7, Issue 1, April 1984

Keywords: Post-absorptive state; body weight; body fat; energy intake; protein intake; energy expenditure.

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The effects o f prolonged post-absorptive state on to d y weight and b o d y fat were observed on 20 volunteers who abstained from food and water for 12 hours. Parameters studied were found to decrease at the en d o f the experimental period (28 days). Differences were observed between males an d females. The decrease in b o d y weight was significant (p < 0.01) both males and females. Changes observed in body fat were only significant (p < 0.05) for males. Energy and prote in intakes o f the volunteers were found to be sufficient, suggesting that changes had occured in the b o d y metabolism.

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