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With the number of individuals becoming overweight or obese, healthcare professionals are in need of accurate, reliable, and convenient tools to help personalize weight loss programs. Recently, a new indirect calorimeter (i.e. MedGem / BodyGem; aka “Gem”) was introduced as a convenient solution to determine resting metabolic rate (RMR) for assessment of daily energy needs. Several validation and comparison studies were conducted to determine if the Gem device is accurate and reliable. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of previous studies that evaluated the accuracy and reliability of the Gem devices.
Observational Model: Case Control, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Retrospective
Resting Metabolic Rate
Microlife Health Solutions
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:28:47-0400
This research is being conducted to study the reliability of a method used to measure resting metabolic rate, or how much energy a person expends while at rest.
This study evaluates if measuring resting metabolic rate (the number of calories the body burns at rest) before surgery can help predict successful weight loss after surgery.
This is the first study to examine changes in resting metabolic rate up to 72 hours following an exercise session, and how these changes may be affected by 12 weeks of high intensity inter...
he increasing prevalence of obesity in developed countries has also reached Brazil in the last two decades. Conventional treatments are not efficient to sustained weight loss and in some c...
Assess the relationship between body composition, metabolism, and dietary needs in people with spinal cord injury compared to their healthy controls that are age and sex matched.
This study examined the independent effects of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acid supplementation on resting metabolic rate (RMR) and substrate oxidation in young healthy females an...
Intragastric balloon (IGB) insertion leads to dietary restriction; however, its neurohormonal actions were also described. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) adjusted for body mass (RMR/mass) seems to incre...
Although resting heart rate is thought to be a generalizable risk factor for aggression, very little research has examined whether this relationship varies by race. We addressed this limitation using ...
To investigate the sex- and age-specific association between resting heart rate and hypertension in rural adult residents of Henan province. At baseline, a total of 20 194 participants were randomly ...
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A measurement of OXYGEN uptake in a sitting, resting person (resting oxygen consumption), varying with age, sex, race, and other factors. In normal adult men, one MET is approximately 3.5 ml O2/kg/min of body weight. Oxygen uptake during activities or work can be measured in METs which can be use to determine health status and exercise prescription.
Volume of biological fluid completely cleared of drug metabolites as measured in unit time. Elimination occurs as a result of metabolic processes in the kidney, liver, saliva, sweat, intestine, heart, brain, or other site.
A syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND, leading to a decrease in BASAL METABOLIC RATE. In its most severe form, there is accumulation of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and EDEMA, known as MYXEDEMA.
Hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND. Elevated levels of thyroid hormones increase BASAL METABOLIC RATE.
Acquired or inborn metabolic diseases that produce brain dysfunction or damage. These include primary (i.e., disorders intrinsic to the brain) and secondary (i.e., extracranial) metabolic conditions that adversely affect cerebral function.
Obesity is the condition in which excess fat has accumulated in the body (mostly in subcutaneous tissues). clinical obesity is considered to be present when a person has a BMI of over 30 (Oxford Dictionary of Medicine). It is becoming increasing common i...
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...