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Equations of Owen et al for Predicting the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) in Adult Men and Women

Purpose:

To use the equations of Owen et al to predict the resting metabolic rate for an adult man or woman.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E43, E44

Description:

Owen et al developed equations to predict the resting metabolic rate for adult (age >= 18 years) men and women. The subjects were healthy and included both lean and obese persons. They found that some equations in use overestimate the resting metabolic rate for adults (in women 7-14%).

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