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Body fat loss and compensatory mechanisms in response to different doses of aerobic exercise—a randomized controlled trial in overweight sedentary males

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology, September 2012
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Title
Body fat loss and compensatory mechanisms in response to different doses of aerobic exercise—a randomized controlled trial in overweight sedentary males
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American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology, September 2012
DOI 10.1152/ajpregu.00141.2012
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Mads Rosenkilde, Pernille Auerbach, Michala Holm Reichkendler, Thorkil Ploug, Bente Merete Stallknecht, Anders Sjödin

Abstract

The amount of weight loss induced by exercise is often disappointing. A diet-induced negative energy balance triggers compensatory mechanisms, e.g., lower metabolic rate and increased appetite. However, knowledge about potential compensatory mechanisms triggered by increased aerobic exercise is limited. A randomized controlled trial was performed in healthy, sedentary, moderately overweight young men to examine the effects of increasing doses of aerobic exercise on body composition, accumulated energy balance, and the degree of compensation. Eighteen participants were randomized to a continuous sedentary control group, 21 to a moderate-exercise (MOD; 300 kcal/day), and 22 to a high-exercise (HIGH; 600 kcal/day) group for 13 wk, corresponding to ∼30 and 60 min of daily aerobic exercise, respectively. Body weight (MOD: -3.6 kg, P < 0.001; HIGH: -2.7 kg, P = 0.01) and fat mass (MOD: -4.0 kg, P < 0.001 and HIGH: -3.8 kg, P < 0.001) decreased similarly in both exercise groups. Although the exercise-induced energy expenditure in HIGH was twice that of MOD, the resulting accumulated energy balance, calculated from changes in body composition, was not different (MOD: -39.6 Mcal, HIGH: -34.3 Mcal, not significant). Energy balance was 83% more negative than expected in MOD, while it was 20% less negative than expected in HIGH. No statistically significant changes were found in energy intake or nonexercise physical activity that could explain the different compensatory responses associated with 30 vs. 60 min of daily aerobic exercise. In conclusion, a similar body fat loss was obtained regardless of exercise dose. A moderate dose of exercise induced a markedly greater than expected negative energy balance, while a higher dose induced a small but quantifiable degree of compensation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 1%
Denmark 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 239 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 63 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 15%
Student > Bachelor 36 14%
Researcher 36 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 6%
Other 42 16%
Unknown 27 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 56 22%
Sports and Recreations 52 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 4%
Other 37 14%
Unknown 38 15%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 187. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2020.
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