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Adaptive thermogenesis

Figure 2 Schematic diagram showing the various compartments of human energy expenditure and how changes in metabolic efficiency (AME) both within and across these compartments can lead to adaptive changes in thermogenesis. The diagonal arrows depict possible interactions - between compartments of energy expenditure - that also constitute adaptive changes in thermogenesis; see text for details.

has been referred to as movement-associated ther-mogenesis or SPA-associated thermogenesis. It has also been argued that since SPA is essentially subconscious and hence beyond voluntary control, a change in the level or amount of SPA in a direction that defends body weight also constitutes autoregu-latory changes in energy expenditure. In this context, an increase in the amount of SPA in response to overfeeding or a decrease during starvation also constitute adaptive changes in thermogenesis.

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