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Old 08-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #63
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I know this is an old thread and hope it is okay to append it...

Like any complicated process with lots of variables (and individual differences) involved, it will take scientists a long time to really unravel all the issues here.

I'm posting as there is data from the National Weight Loss Registry that address this issue but comes to a different finding:

Wyatt, H.R., Grunwald, G. K., Segale, H.M., Klem, M. L., McGuire, M. T., Wing, R.R., & O'Hill, J. (1999). Resting energy expenditure in reduced-obese subjects in the National Weight Control Registry. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 69, No. 6, 1189-1193.

Their conclusions:

These results show that in at least some reduced-obese individuals there does not seem to be a permanent obligatory reduction in RMR beyond the expected reduction for a reduced lean mass.

Thus, like many things in life, your mileage may vary....

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