A limit on the energy transfer rate from the human fat store in hypophagia – Alpert (2005)

Alpert S S (2005)

A limit on the energy transfer rate from the human fat store in hypophagia.

J Theor Biol. 2005 Mar 7;233(1):1-13. Epub 2004 Dec 8.
DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2004.08.029
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We reckon: This study used Ancel Keyes Minnesota Starvation experiment data and basic calculus to derive the value of (290±25) kJ/kg day  or  (31.5053±2.72) kCal/lb day as the maximum rate that energy can be drawn from body fat.

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