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Response to ‘Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing’

International Journal of Obesity volume 39, pages 11751176 (2015) | Download Citation

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Acknowledgements

Dr Allison, Dr Brown and Ms Jeansonne are supported in part by grant P30DK056336 from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIH or any other organization.

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Affiliations

  1. Department of Nutritional Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA

    • N V Dhurandhar
  2. Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI, USA

    • D A Schoeller
  3. Nutrition Obesity Research Center & Office of Energetics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

    • A W Brown
  4. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

    • S B Heymsfield
  5. Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA

    • D Thomas
  6. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • T I A Sørensen
  7. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals—Part of Copenhagen University Hospital, The Capital Region, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • T I A Sørensen
  8. Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

    • J R Speakman
  9. State key Laboratory of Molecular Developmental Biology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

    • J R Speakman
  10. Nutrition Obesity Research Center, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

    • M Jeansonne
    •  & D B Allison
  11. Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • A Astrup
  12. Virginia Obesity Research Institute, Richmond, VA, USA

    • R L Atkinson
  13. Department of Nutritional Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA

    • M Binks
  14. Nutrition Medicine Harvard Medical School, Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

    • G Blackburn
  15. Faculty of Medicine and Health, Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

    • J E Blundell
  16. Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

    • M M B Brown
  17. Department of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond Institute of Health and Sport, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

    • N M Byrne
  18. Health, Behavior & Society, Medicine (GI), Human Nutrition, Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Centerr, Rapid Response Project Core, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

    • L J Cheskin
  19. Department of Public Health Sciences, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

    • R Cooper
  20. Department of Medicine, Obesity Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

    • B E Corkey
  21. Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

    • J P Foreyt
  22. Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

    • P Franks
  23. Bariatric Medical Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    • Y Freedhoff
  24. Department of Childhood Obesity and Diabetes, USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Childhood Obesity Research Center (CORC), USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    • M Goran
  25. Department of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

    • B C Hansen
  26. Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents, Institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    • J Hebebrand
  27. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, Frederiksberg, Denmark

    • B L Heitmann
  28. University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA

    • J O Hill
  29. Allied Health Research – Maternity & Neonatology, Mater Mothers’ Hospital Director – Centre for Nutrition and Exercise, Mater Research - University of Queensland Conjoint Professorial appointment: Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Griffith Health Institute, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    • A P Hills
  30. Department of Human Studies, School of Education and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Birmingham, AL, USA

    • G R Hunter
  31. ConscienHealth, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    • T Kyle
  32. Department of Nutrition and Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

    • D A Levitsky
  33. Department of Public Health Sciences, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL, USA

    • A Luke
  34. Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham, UK

    • I Macdonald
  35. Computer Science Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

    • R Matthews
  36. Department of Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Department of Ingestive Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

    • C K Martin
  37. Department of International Health and Assistant Director, Global Obesity Prevention Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

    • A Y McDermott
  38. Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

    • T Moran
  39. Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge and Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Cambridge, UK

    • S O'Rahilly
  40. Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, Verona University Medical School, Verona, Italy

    • A Pietrobelli
  41. Karolinska Institutet, Apple Bay Obesity Research Centre, Bromma, Sweden

    • S Rössner
  42. Department of Human Nutrition, NUTRIM School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    • W H M Saris
  43. Obesity Research & Management, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

    • A Sharma
  44. Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

    • J Stern
  45. Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

    • L V Gaal
  46. Department of Bioinformatics, National Institute of Statistical Science, Research Triangle Park, NC,a USA

    • S S Young
  47. Obesity and Body Composition Research Center, Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

    • S Zhu

Consortia

  1. The Energy Balance Measurement Working Group

    The ‘Energy Balance Measurement Working Group’ members listed alphabetically are as follows: A Astrup12, RL Atkinson13, M Binks14, G Blackburn15, JE Blundell16, MMB Brown17, NM Byrne18, LJ Cheskin19, R Cooper20, BE Corkey21, JP Foreyt22, P Franks23, Y Freedhoff24, M Goran25, BC Hansen26, J Hebebrand27, BL Heitmann28, JO Hill29, AP Hills30, GR Hunter31, T Kyle32, DA Levitsky33, A Luke34, I Macdonald35, R Matthews36, CK Martin37, AY McDermott38, T Moran39, S O’Rahilly40, A Pietrobelli41, S Rössner42, WHM Saris43, A Sharma44, J Stern45, LV Gaal46, SS Young47, S Zhu48 12Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; 13Virginia Obesity Research Institute, Richmond, VA, USA; 14Department of Nutritional Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA; 15Nutrition Medicine Harvard Medical School, Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; 16Faculty of Medicine and Health, Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; 17Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA; 18Department of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond Institute of Health and Sport, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 19Health, Behavior & Society, Medicine (GI), Human Nutrition, Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Centerr, Rapid Response Project Core, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; 20Department of Public Health Sciences, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA; 21Department of Medicine, Obesity Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; 22Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; 23Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; 24Bariatric Medical Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; 25Department of Childhood Obesity and Diabetes, USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Childhood Obesity Research Center (CORC), USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 26Department of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA; 27Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents, Institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; 28Institute of Preventive Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, Frederiksberg, Denmark; 29University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA; 30Allied Health Research – Maternity & Neonatology, Mater Mothers’ Hospital Director – Centre for Nutrition and Exercise, Mater Research - University of Queensland Conjoint Professorial appointment: Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Griffith Health Institute, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 31Department of Human Studies, School of Education and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Birmingham, AL, USA; 32ConscienHealth, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 33Department of Nutrition and Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; 34Department of Public Health Sciences, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL, USA; 35Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham, UK; 36Computer Science Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; 37Department of Behavioral Science and Epidemiology, Department of Ingestive Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA; 38Department of International Health and Assistant Director, Global Obesity Prevention Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; 39Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; 40Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge and Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Cambridge, UK; 41Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, Verona University Medical School, Verona, Italy; 42Karolinska Institutet, Apple Bay Obesity Research Centre, Bromma, Sweden; 43Department of Human Nutrition, NUTRIM School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands; 44Obesity Research & Management, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; 45Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA, USA; 46Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium; 47Department of Bioinformatics, National Institute of Statistical Science, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA; 48Obesity and Body Composition Research Center, Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

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Dr Schoeller reports a patent, methods of determining energy balance using breath carbon isotope ratios, pending. The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest.

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