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How do you calculate acceptable weight gain in a malnourished adult who has been supplied with supplementary food over a certain period?

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16 May 2022, 16:35

Mark Manary

Washington University School of Medicine

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7 Jun 2022, 23:29

It requires about 7000 excess calories to create a kg of body weight.  So the rate of weight gain will be governed by how much a person is eating,  If a person conusmes 4000 kcal and his basal metabolic rate requires 2000 kcal/d, then it will be 4 days to gain 1 kg.  mark

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