|Protein-Energy Interactions (International Dietary Energy Consultative Group - IDECG, 1991, 437 pages)|
|1. Energy expenditure and metabolism|
This issue appears important in connection with the high carbohydrate content of diets in developing countries and dietary changes resulting from rapid urbanization. Urbanization is usually accompanied by a marked increase in dietary fat intake and a corresponding decrease in carbohydrate intake. Will this change in dietary energy substrates influence the capacity for physical performance, in terms of duration and intensity?