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    Université de Fribourg

    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,...