Reply to the discussion of “Overweight and obese boys reduce food intake in response to a glucose drink but fail to increase intake in response to exercise of short duration”

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada.
Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism (Impact Factor: 2.34). 04/2012; 37(3):520-9. DOI: 10.1139/h2012-038
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The effect of short duration exercise (EXR) on food intake (FI) and energy balance (EB) is not well understood in either normal weight (NW) or overweight (OW) and obese (OB) 9-14 years old children. Our purpose was to describe the effects of activity and a glucose drink on short term FI, appetite, and EB in NW, OW, and OB boys. Each boy received in random order either a noncaloric Sucralose sweetened control or glucose (1.0 g·kg(-1) body weight) drink 5 min after either exercise (EXR) or sedentary (SED) activity. Boys exercised for 15 min at their ventilation threshold (V(T)) in experiment 1 or at 25% above their V(T) in experiment 2. FI was measured at an ad libitum pizza meal 30 min after drink consumption. FI was lower after the glucose drink (p < 0.001) but not affected by activity, even though EXR increased appetite (p < 0.001). OW/OB boys ate more total food than NW boys (p = 0.020). EB over the duration of the experiments was reduced by EXR in OW/OB boys (p = 0.013) but not in NW boys in either experiment (p > 0.05). We conclude that intake regulation in OW/OB boys in response to a glucose drink is similar to NW boys, but it may be less responsive to activity.

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    • "BMI, body mass index; NW, normal weight; OB, obese; OW, overweight. same age group (Bellissimo et al. 2007aBellissimo et al. , 2008b Patel et al. 2011; Tamam et al. 2012 ). However, caloric compensation for the premeal glucose drink was affected by weight and type of ads in boys only. "
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    • "Tamam et al. asked 9–14 year old lean and obese adolescents to complete a 15 minute treadmill exercise set at the ventilatory threshold. They did not observe a modification in energy intake in both groups after exercise compared to the resting session [10]. Although these results contradict previously published data in obese adolescents [11] [12], the use of a highly palatable buffet meal (pizza) makes interpretation difficult. "
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    • "Since the time spent to do their homework has been identified as the main after-school activity in children (with screen time) (Atkin, Gorely, Biddle, Marshall, & Cameron, 2008; Biddle, Gorely, Marshall, & Cameron, 2009), it appears necessary to question its impact on EB (both intake and expenditure), which remains unexplored so far. Although no results are reported concerning EE, it has been shown that 15 min of board games and 15 min of intensive exercise (at ventilatory threshold) similarly affect EI in both lean and obese adolescents (higher energy consumption in obese) (Tamam et al., 2012). Although those data have to be considered carefully regarding the highly palatable composition of the meals (pizza) and the very short exercise duration (15 min), it might indicate that subsequent EI is not driven by the activityinduced EE, irrespective of weight status. "
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