Metabolite Panel (Glucose, NEFA, TGs)

Measure Definition:

Fasting levels of glucose, nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA), and triglycerides (TG) should be measured at baseline, during weight loss, and after weight loss. Glucose, NEFA, and TGs are the primary nutrients in circulation, and all three respond to calorie-restricted weight loss. 


Laboratory Procedure

Construct Definition (and Source):

Any procedure that involves testing or manipulating a sample of blood, urine, or other body substance in a laboratory setting. (NCI)

Selected References

Citation PubMed ID

Maclean PS, Bergouignan A, Cornier MA, Jackman MR. Biology's response to dieting: the impetus for weight regain. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011 Sep;301(3):R581-600. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00755.2010. Epub 2011 Jun 15. PMID: 21677272; PMCID: PMC3174765.