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Table 5 Excess calories to gain weight in anorexia nervosa (kcal/kg of weight gain)

From: Nutritional rehabilitation in anorexia nervosa: review of the literature and implications for treatment

  R-AN BP-AN AN
Walker et al., 1979 [17] 6401 ± 1627   
Newman et al., 1987 [56] 4937.8  ± 1675 5324.1 ± 2457.3  
Forbes et al., 1982 [57]    4730 ± 540
Russell and Mezey, 1962 [58]    7525 ± 585
Dempsey et al., 1984 [55]    9768 ± 4212
Kaye et al., 1988 [45]    8301 ± 2272
Sunday and Halmi, 2003 [25] 3055 2788  
Gentile, 2012 [44]    3500–7000
Mehler et al., 2010 [59]    1800-4500
  1. Legend:
  2. R-AN: anorexia nervosa restricting subtype.
  3. BP-AN: anorexia nervosa binge-purging subtype.