New predictive equations for estimation of basal metabolic rates of adolescents

tropics versus temperate.

M. I. Noor, Bee Koon Poh, H. Zawiah, C. J. Henry

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The energy and nutritional requirements of adolescents are influenced primarily by the growth spurt that occurs at puberty, and also by the need to maintain adequate levels of physical activity. Predictions of BMR have gained attention since the publication of the FAO/WHO/UNU (1985) expert consultation report, which adopted the principle of relying on energy expenditure rather than energy intake to derive requirement of individuals. While the report predicts BMR accurately in many individuals from temperate climate, they are said to be less accurate in predicting BMR in populations living in the tropics. The collation of worldwide data on basal metabolism indicated that, relative to adults, there was a paucity of data in other age groups including the adolescents. Although several BMR studies among children had been reported in the 90's, the data in normal weight children are almost exclusively from small control groups in obesity studies. Furthermore, we know little as to whether BMR of children differs in differing climatic conditions. This paper presents predictive equations for estimating BMR from a two-centre study, Bangi (Malaysia) and Oxford (UK) and to compare the results with the currently used predictive equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalForum Nutr
Volume56
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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New predictive equations for estimation of basal metabolic rates of adolescents : tropics versus temperate. / Noor, M. I.; Poh, Bee Koon; Zawiah, H.; Henry, C. J.

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