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Université de Fribourg

Comparison of conventional and individualized 1-MET values for expressing maximum aerobic metabolic rate and habitual activity related energy expenditure

Heydenreich, Juliane ; Schutz, Yves ; Melzer, Katarina ; Kayser, Bengt

In: Nutrients, 2019, vol. 11, no. 2, p. 458

The maximum aerobic metabolic rate can be expressed in multiple metabolically equivalent tasks (MET), i.e., METmax. The purpose was to quantify the error when the conventional (3.5 mL∙kg−1∙min−1) compared to an individualized 1-MET-value is used for calculating METmax and estimating activity energy expenditure (AEE) in endurance-trained athletes (END) and active healthy controls...

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The case of GWAS of obesity: does body weight control play by the rules?

Müller, Manfred J. ; Geisler, Corinna ; Blundell, John ; Dulloo, Abdul ; Schutz, Yves ; Krawczak, Michael ; Bosy-Westphal, Anja ; Enderle, Janna ; Heymsfield, Steven B.

In: International Journal of Obesity, 2018, vol. 42, no. 8, p. 1395–1405

As yet, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have not added much to our understanding of the mechanisms of body weight control and of the etiology of obesity. This shortcoming is widely attributed to the complexity of the issues. The appeal of this explanation notwithstanding, we surmise that (i) an oversimplification of the phenotype (namely by the use of crude anthropometric traits) and...

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Collateral fattening in body composition autoregulation: its determinants and significance for obesity predisposition

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

In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2018, vol. 72, no. 5, p. 657–664

Collateral fattening refers to the process whereby excess fat is deposited as a result of the body’s attempt to counter a deficit in lean mass through overeating. Its demonstration and significance to weight regulation and obesity can be traced to work on energy budget strategies in growing mammals and birds, and to men recovering from experimental starvation. The cardinal features of...

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Oral contraceptive pill alters acute dietary protein‐induced thermogenesis in young women

Duhita, Maharani Retna ; Schutz, Yves ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Miles-Chan, Jennifer L.

In: Obesity, 2017, vol. 25, no. 9, p. 1482–1485

Objective: There is much interest in the role of dietary protein for weight control. However, there remains a need to characterize individual determinants of the thermogenic effects of protein. This study aimed to investigate the influence of menstrual cycle phase and the combined, monophasic oral contraceptive pill on the thermogenic response to a standardized high-protein (HP) versus...

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Issues in continuous 24-H core body temperature monitoring in humans using an ingestible capsule telemetric sensor

Monnard, Cathriona R. ; Fares, Elie-Jacques ; Calonne, Julie ; Miles-Chan, Jennifer L. ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Durrer, Dominique ; Schutz, Yves ; Dulloo, Abdul G.

In: Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2017, vol. 8, p. -

Background: There is increasing interest in the use of pill-sized ingestible capsule telemetric sensors for assessing core body temperature (Tc) as a potential indicator of variability in metabolic efficiency and thrifty metabolic traits. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and accuracy of measuring Tc using the CorTemp® system.Methods: Tc was measured over an average of 20...

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Bias in food intake reporting in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: the role of body size, age and gender

Maffeis, Claudio ; Schutz, Yves ; Fornari, Elena ; Marigliano, Marco ; Tomasselli, Francesca ; Tommasi, Mara ; Chini, Veronica ; Morandi, Anita

In: Pediatric Diabetes, 2017, vol. 18, no. 3, p. 213–221

An assessment of total daily energy intake is helpful in planning the overall treatment of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, energy intake misreporting may hinder nutritional intervention.Aims: To assess the plausibility of energy intake reporting and the potential role of gender, body mass index (BMI) z-score (z-BMI), disease duration and insulin requirement in energy intake...

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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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Isometric thermogenesis at rest and during movement: a neglected variable in energy expenditure and obesity predisposition

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

In: Obesity Reviews, 2017, vol. 18, no. S1, p. 56–64

Isometric thermogenesis as applied to human energy expenditure refers to heat production resulting from increased muscle tension. While most physical activities consist of both dynamic and static (isometric) muscle actions, the isometric component is very often essential for the optimal performance of dynamic work given its role in coordinating posture during standing, walking and most...

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Body composition-derived BMI cut-offs for overweight and obesity in Indians and Creoles of Mauritius: comparison with Caucasians

Hunma, S ; Ramuth, H ; Miles-Chan, Jennifer L. ; Schutz, Yves ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Joonas, N ; Dulloo, Abdul G.

In: International Journal of Obesity, 2016, vol. 40, no. 12, p. 1906–1914

Global estimates of overweight and obesity prevalence are based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) body mass index (BMI) cut-off values of 25 and 30 kg m⁻², respectively. To validate these BMI cut-offs for adiposity in the island population of Mauritius, we assessed the relationship between BMI and measured body fat mass in this population according to gender and...