Category: Obesity

Evolution of energetics – in defense of fat

The human body is incredibly adept at maintaining a stable body weight over time. An average daily intake of 2,000 kcal equates to 730,000 kcal per year, and yet the “energetic error,” as indicated by an increase in body weight, is just over 1 pound per year [from observational data, NHANES (1)]. These observations led to the development of Set…