Fat-free mass loss generated with weight loss in overweight and obese adults: what may we expect?

John Dixon, Elisabeth Lambert, Mariee Grima, Toni L Rice, Gavin William Lambert, Nora Straznicky

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There is concern that intentional weight loss may generate excessive loss of fat-free mass (FFM). Idealists target minimal loss of FFM, while others consider that FFM loss of up to 25 of weight loss is acceptable. In a cross-sectional study of 275 weight-stable, overweight or obese adults, we used whole-body dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure FFM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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