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Passive and active roles of fat-free mass in the control of energy intake and body composition regulation

Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Jacquet, Jean ; Miles-Chan, Jennifer L ; Schutz, Yves

In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2017, vol. 71, no. 3, p. 353–357

While putative feedback signals arising from adipose tissue are commonly assumed to provide the molecular links between the body’s long-term energy requirements and energy intake, the available evidence suggests that the lean body or fat-free mass (FFM) also plays a role in the drive to eat. A distinction must, however, be made between a ‘passive’ role of FFM in driving energy intake,...

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How dieting makes the lean fatter: from a perspective of body composition autoregulation through adipostats and proteinstats awaiting discovery

Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Jacquet, Jean ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Schutz, Yves

In: Obesity Reviews, 2015, vol. 16, p. 25–35

Whether dieting makes people fatter has been a subject of considerable controversy over the past 30 years. More recent analysis of several prospective studies suggest, however, that it is dieting to lose weight in people who are in the healthy normal range of body weight, rather than in those who are overweight or obese, that most strongly and consistently predict future weight gain. This paper...

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Comment les régimes amaigrissants font grossir : d’une perspective d’autorégulation de la composition corporelle = How dieting makes some fatter: From a perspective of human body composition autoregulation

Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Jacquet, Jean ; Seydoux, Josiane ; Montani, Jean-Pierre

In: Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique, 2013, vol. 48, no. 1, p. 15–25

Le titre d’un livre publié en 1983 ‘Dieting Makes You Fat’ – concrétise la notion que faire un régime pour contrôler son poids, et par conséquent l’effet yo-yo, prédispose l’individu à être encore plus gras. Alors que cette notion est controversée, son débat souligne le fossé qui existe dans notre compréhension des lois fondamentales de la physiologie qui gouvernent la...

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Adaptive thermogenesis in human body weight regulation: more of a concept than a measurable entity?

Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Jacquet, Jean ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Schutz, Yves

In: Obesity Reviews, 2012, vol. 13, no. S2, p. 105–121

According to Lavoisier, ‘Life is combustion’. But to what extent humans adapt to changes in food intake through adaptive thermogenesis – by turning down the rate of heat production during energy deficit (so as to conserve energy) or turning it up during overnutrition (so as to dissipate excess calories) – has been one of the most controversial issues in nutritional sciences over the past...

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Body composition phenotypes in pathways to obesity and the metabolic syndrome

Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Jacquet, Jean ; Solinas, Giovanni ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Schutz, Y.

In: International Journal of Obesity, 2010, vol. 34, p. S4–S17

Dynamic changes in body weight have long been recognized as important indicators of risk for debilitating diseases. While weight loss or impaired growth can lead to muscle wastage, as well as to susceptibility to infections and organ dysfunctions, the development of excess fat predisposes to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, with insulin resistance as a central feature of the disease...

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The thrifty 'catch-up fat' phenotype: its impact on insulin sensitivity during growth trajectories to obesity and metabolic syndrome

Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Jacquet, Jean ; Seydoux, Josiane ; Montani, Jean-Pierre

In: International Journal of Obesity, 2006, vol. 30, no. S4, p. S23–S35

The analyses of large epidemiological databases have suggested that infants and children who show catch-up growth, or adiposity rebound at a younger age, are predisposed to the development of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases later in life. The pathophysiological mechanisms by which these growth trajectories confer increased risks for these diseases are obscure, but there is...

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Adaptive thermogenesis and uncoupling proteins: a reappraisal of their roles in fat metabolism and energy balance

Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Seydoux, Josiane ; Jacquet, Jean

In: Physiology & Behavior, 2004, vol. 83(4), p. 587-602

After decades of controversies about the quantitative importance of autoregulatory adjustments in energy expenditure in weight regulation, there is now increasing recognition that even subtle variations in thermogenesis could, in dynamic systems and over the long term, be important in determining weight maintenance in some and obesity in others. The main challenge nowadays is to provide a...