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Resting metabolism dropped 11% in women who lost 11%
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Resting metabolism dropped by 11 percent in women who lost 11 percent of their body according to a study from the Institute of Medicine in Toulouse, France.
This decrease in metabolism was maintained after the women's weight stabilized.
The women lost an average of 22 pounds, dropping from 195 pounds to 173 pounds.
Resting metabolism dropped by 267 calories per day, from 1690 calories to 1423 calories per day.
"To summarize, the present study confirmed that steady weight loss in humans is accompanied by a decrease in [resting metabolism]," the researchers concluded.
Comment: The same thing shown in 1994
The same thing was shown in 1994 in a study which found that when people lost 15 percent of their body weight, their metabolism dropped by 16 percent.
This article was previously published on July 11, 2008.
Larrouy D, Barbe P, Valle C, Dejean S, Pelloux V, Thalamas C, Bastard J, Le Bouil A, Diquet B, Clement K, Langin D, Viguerie N. Gene expression profiling of human skeletal muscle in response to stabilized weight loss. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jul, 88(1):125-32.
Author’s Contact Information
Obesity Research Laboratory
Institut de Médecine Moléculaire de Rangueil
Toulouse, F-31432 France
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