• Assume energy value of TG’s = 37.4 kJ/g
• 1 kJ = 0.239 kcal
if the recommended daily intake for an adult is 8700 kJ.
and daily energy expenditure for this 81 kg adult is also 8700 kJ, how long (in days plus hours) can this person survive under starvation conditions when the oxidation of fatty acids stored as triglycerides are the only source of nutrient energy?
and what is the weight loss in kg/day under such starvation conditions if the oxidation of fatty acids stored as triglycerides were the only source of energy?