basal metabolism


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the amount of energy required to maintain the body of an individual in a resting state

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Estimation of RE values indicates that at the beginning as well as at the end of the starvation period, shrimp needed the same endogenous energy to survive, whereas between 3 and 9 days they needed more energy, used essentially in respiration to maintain basal metabolism (Table 2).
We estimate costs of antlers, milk, and uterine development, in addition to seasonal changes in basal metabolism to derive the minimum density of metabolizable protein and energy required in the diet during late winter, summer, and autumn.
During these early years, many practicing physicians called it the "blood basal metabolism test
As basal metabolism falls, the heart slows, one becomes more sensitive to cold, hair and nail growth slows down, and modest weight gain occurs (not more than 10 to 15 pounds, however).
1,2) Another challenge with dieting without exercise is that basal metabolism is reduced during many types of diets, thus, making it harder to lose weight.
The normal daily calorie intake depends on the basal metabolism rate and the activity factor.