basal metabolic rate

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the rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state


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The research team plans to investigate why tropical birds have lower basal metabolic rates than temperate species.
Predicting basal metabolic rate, new standards and review of previous work.
The studies that have examined sex differences in basal metabolic rate have come to different conclusions regarding which sex has a higher metabolic rate.
Then, in the 18th century, Antoine Lavoisier defined basal metabolic rate.
The Physion XP, based on the bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) method, can accurately measure limb muscle mass, the body fat percentage and the basal metabolic rate.
In addition to displaying weight, body fat, and water percentages, the InnerScan monitors daily caloric intake by estimating the number of calories that can be consumed in the next 24 hours to maintain your weight based on basal metabolic rate; metabolic age rating by comparing your basal metabolic rate to the average age associated with that level of metabolism; visceral fat, located in the abdominal cavity, surrounding the vital organs; muscle mass; bone mass; and physique rating, which is the level of fitness based on the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body.
In general, well-nourished women need only a small amount of additional energy because of physiologic adaptations such as a lowered basal metabolic rate and reduced physical activity.
Extremely low calorie diets and fasting often result in loss of lean muscle and a resultant decrease in basal metabolic rate, often resulting in health problems and difficulty in maintaining weight loss.
Obesity can become an issue in middle age and the basal metabolic rate starts to decline in this decade.
Body composition analyzers comprise various instruments used to determine different parameters of body composition, including body fat percentage (% fat), total body water (TBW), intra-cellular water (ICW), extra-cellular water (ECW), waist-to-hip ratio, fat mass (FM), fat free mass (FFM), basal metabolic rate (BMR), bioelectrical impedance (BI), land body weight, and body mass index (BMI).
After 8 weeks, no weight gain, increase in appetite, or change in basal metabolic rate was seen in either group (Am.
Broda Barnes emphasized this aspect of metabolism as a major cause of "subclinical hypothyroidism," a condition that he emphasized was diagnosed only with a basal metabolic rate (BMR).