TABLE 1

Energy balance and changes in body weight and body energy stores during 2 weeks of refeeding after semistarvation in refed and control rats

ControlRefedt test
Weight gain (g)100 ± 4108 ± 4NS
Fat gain (g)10.2 ± 0.926.8 ± 0.8P < 0.001
Protein gain (g)19.7 ± 0.719.0 ± 1.0NS
Energy gain (kJ)842 ± 191,467 ± 31P < 0.001
ME intake (kJ)5,203 ± 275,150 ± 34NS
Energy expenditure (kJ)4,361 ± 473,683 ± 42P < 0.001
Efficiency (%)16.2 ± 0.428.5 ± 0.6P < 0.001
  • All values are means ± SE (n = 6). ME, metabolizable energy intake determined from differences between gross energy intake and the energy lost through feces and urine; NS, no statistically significant difference.