Author's Response to LTE for 'Energy balance measurement: When something is not better than nothing'

Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Dale Schoeller, Andrew W. Brown, Steven B. Heymsfield, Diana Thomas, Thorkild I A Sørensen, John R. Speakman, Madeline Jeansonne, David B. Allison, Energy Balance Measurement Working Group

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We believe that the twin questions of whether self-report based estimates of energy intake (EI) and physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) have sufficient validity to merit use in scientific
research or should simply be abandoned are important ones that, for too long have been the elephant in the room. Therefore, we are delighted that Dr Frazier-Wood and Dr Satija and colleagues have come to the table to engage in scholarly dialogue on this topic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1175-1176
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Issue number7
Early online date23 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2015

Bibliographical note

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.


  • Energy Intake
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Humans
  • Motor Activity
  • Self Report
  • Comment
  • Letter
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural


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