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 bioelectrical impedance-derived estimates of basal metabolic rate and body composition parameters in female Korean college students.
The low basal metabolic rate quota EI/BMR in both groups is indicative of a systematic underreporting in both groups and shows that normal-weight individuals are as prone to underreporting as obese individuals, contradictory to findings in other studies [14].
Further experiments should examine longer exposure times and basal metabolic rates of macrophages that have been preincubated with CpG-DNA.
Apart from BMI, serum FGF21 level was also correlated with CRP, UA, TC, TG, blood glucose (0min, 30 min, 1h, and 2h), insulin (0min, 1h, 2h, and 3h), percentage of body fat, body age, and basal metabolic rate (Table 2).
The functional significance of individual variation in basal metabolic rate. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 77:900-915.
While each person's Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), or the rate at which food is converted into energy, is genetic, it is also affected by age and activity levels, and closely linked to muscle tissue and nutrition as well.
It is also observed that regular yogic practices reduce basal metabolic rate and resting oxygen consumption.
Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories per day your body naturally burns at rest, says Louis Aronne, MD, an obesity specialist at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dieting accelerates the loss of muscle mass because people consume less protein, which in turn decreases basal metabolic rate and makes it harder to lose weight or sustain weight loss.
Basal metabolic rate was measured twice for each individual for 10 minutes by open circuit indirect calorimetry using the Douglas bag technique.
At the early stages of his career, thyroid disease was determined by clinical information, symptoms and physical examination findings, or through measurement of basal metabolic rate (BMR).
"According to the USDA Human Nutrition Research Centre on Ageing at Tufts University, Boston, many of the biological markers of age can be altered by diet, including body fat percentage, blood sugar tolerance, blood pressure, the basal metabolic rate and the body's ability to regulate its internal temperature," she says.