Metabolic Adaptation

Adaptation to reduced energy intake is a possible biological mechanism to cope with seasonal energy stress. A small reduction in basal metabolic rate (BMR) has been observed. In a multicenter study carried out in India, Benin and Ethiopia the energy debt generated by seasonal changes in food intake and labour pattern was accounted for by the mobilization of fat stores in Benin, abundant in this population, and by a combination of a modest reduction of body weight in India and Ethiopia (0.3 kg and 1.6 kg respectively), together with a reduction in BMR that allowed a 30-50% saving of total energy expenditure. The adaptive response occurred at a relatively low level of energy deficit, i.e., 70 kcal day—1 in India and 90 kcal day—1 in Ethiopia.

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