Predictive Mathematical Models of Weight Loss
Curr Diab Rep
Validated thermodynamic energy balance models that predict weight change are ever more in use today. Delivery of model predictions using web-based applets and/or smart phones has transformed these models into viable clinical tools. Here, we provide the general framework for thermodynamic energy balance model derivation and highlight differences between thermodynamic energy balance models using four representatives.
Thermodynamic energy balance models, Weight change prediction
Thomas, D.M., Scioletti, M. & Heymsfield, S.B. Predictive Mathematical Models of Weight Loss. Curr Diab Rep 19, 93 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-019-1207-5