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

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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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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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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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Dhurandhar, N., Schoeller, D., Brown, A. et al. Response to ‘Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing’. Int J Obes 39, 1175–1176 (2015).

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