Basal Metabolic Rate in Indian Male and Female Subjects of Differing Body Mass Index

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  • Division of Nutrition, Institute of Population Health and Clinical Research, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore - 560034
  • Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics, Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore - 641 043
  • Division of Nutrition, Institute of Population Health and Clinical Research, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore - 560034

Abstract

The FAO/WHO/UNU Expert Consultation on Energy and Protein Requirements adopted the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) as the basis of expressing energy requirements. The BMR is the amount of energy used for a series of functions that are essential for life. It is measured under standard conditions that include being awake in the supine position after 10 to 12 hours of fasting and eight hours of physical rest, and being in a state of mental relaxation in an ambient environmental temperature that does not elicit heat-generating or heat-dissipating processes.

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2005-11-01

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Kuriyan, R., Parvathi Easwaran, P., & Kurpad, A. V. (2005). Basal Metabolic Rate in Indian Male and Female Subjects of Differing Body Mass Index. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 42(9), 392–404. Retrieved from https://www.informaticsjournals.com/index.php/ijnd/article/view/6365

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