basal metabolic rate


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basal metabolic rate

[′bā·səl med·ə′bäl·ik ′rāt]
(physiology)
The amount of energy utilized per unit time under conditions of basal metabolism; expressed as calories per square meter of body surface or per kilogram of body weight per hour. Abbreviated BMR.
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Relationship between basal metabolic rate, gender, age, and body composition in 8,780 white obese subjects.
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In two compared groups a metabolic age, basal metabolic rate, anthropometrical data and body composition have been studied.
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Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is a measurement of oxygen consumption (VO2), carbon dioxide production (VCO2), and the respiratory exchange ratio (RER).
A: If you look at an average sedentary person, 60 percent of total daily energy expenditure is basal metabolic rate, 30 percent is NEAT, and 10 percent is the thermal effect of food--the calories you burn to digest, absorb, and store the food you eat.