Resistance training conserves fat-free mass and resting energy expenditure following weight loss.

Academic Article


  • OBJECTIVE: To determine what effect diet-induced approximately 12 kg weight loss in combination with exercise training has on body composition and resting energy expenditure (REE) in premenopausal African-American (AA) and European-American (EA) women. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: This study was a longitudinal, randomized weight loss clinical intervention, with either aerobic (AT), resistance (RT), or no exercise training (NT). Forty-eight AA and forty-six EA premenopausal overweight (BMI between 27 and 30) women underwent weight loss to a BMI<25. Body composition (densitometry), REE (indirect calorimetry), maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), and muscular strength (isometric elbow flexion) were evaluated when subjects were in energy balance. RESULTS: AA women lost less fat-free mass (FFM, P
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  • Obesity Research  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult, African Americans, Body Composition, Body Mass Index, Body Weight, Combined Modality Therapy, Diet, Reducing, Energy Metabolism, European Continental Ancestry Group, Exercise, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Muscle Strength, Obesity, Oxygen Consumption, Physical Fitness, Rest, Weight Loss
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    Author List

  • Hunter GR; Byrne NM; Sirikul B; Fern├índez JR; Zuckerman PA; Darnell BE; Gower BA
  • Start Page

  • 1045
  • End Page

  • 1051
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 5