Bioenergetic studies in adult patients recovering from semi-starvation

Academic Article


  • A model of energy-nitrogen balance developed in animals was adapted to the study of human bioenergetics. By creating balance conditions and steady-state formula infusion rates, each of the needed components of energy and nitrogen balance can now be measured with a high level of accuracy. A comprehensive description of energetic efficiency at the whole body level is possible using appropriate mathematical modeling. Key questions in human bioenergetics await these results, and our laboratory is currently undertaking these studies.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 26635719
  • Author List

  • Heymsfield S; McManus C; Hill J; Digirolamo M; Nixon D; Head A; Grossman G
  • Start Page

  • 147
  • End Page

  • 153
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • SUPPL. 2