Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Here is a study from the Mayo Clinic that makes no sense to us. They reported on the BMR of 757 volunteers and compared changes in their weight over the next ten years. They found that the people with the lowest BMR did not gain more weight than those with the highest even though they burned 500 calories less a day than those with the highest BMRs
These findings are so unusual that they wave red flags for us. It would be expected that the lower the BMR the greater the weight gain. It is obvious to us that there were uncontrolled variables such as diet and exercise habits of the volunteers. Even more perplexing to us is why the Mayo Clinic would allow an incomplete and misleading study like this pass their editorial board.
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