RUSSELL M. WILDER, M.D.; FLORENCE H. SMITH, B.S.; IRENE SANDIFORD, Ph.D.
It is repeatedly affirmed that certain men and women maintain themselves in weight equilibrium or even gain weight on less food than others require, and popular opinion attributes this to abnormalities of endocrine activity and resulting economies in energy production. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that the basal metabolic rate, measured in terms of calories of heat production for each square meter of surface area, is normal in obesity and that no economy of energy exchange is accomplished in this particular, but the total energy exchange is the crux of the matter, and whether economies can be expected in total
WILDER RM, SMITH FH, SANDIFORD I. Observations on Obesity. Ann Intern Med. ;6:724–742. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-6-724
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(6):724-742.
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