12 May 2011

New validation of Quark RMR for indirect calorimetry measurements with canopy hood

Posted in Scientific News

New validation of Quark RMR for indirect calorimetry measurements with canopy hood

A validation study of Quark RMR by CRNHR was published on the 6th issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.

The objectives of the study by the Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine Rhône-Alpes were to validate accuracy and reliability of COSMED QUARK RMR indirect calorimeter versus the DELTATRAC II™, a well-established reference system, which is no longer available, in resting and post-prandial conditions.

The conclusion of the study shows that Quark RMR is "a valid system to measure energy expenditure in resting and post-prandial conditions in obese and healthy subjects".

Full article details:

- Title: "A new indirect calorimeter is accurate and reliable for measuring basal energy expenditure, thermic effect of food and substrate oxidation in obese and healthy subjects"
- Author
: Martine Laville et al. Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine Rhône-Alpes (France)
- Journal
: e-SPEN European Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism 6(2011) e7-e15

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Founded in 1980, COSMED is a privately owned company manufacturing Cardio Pulmonary and Metabolic Diagnostic Equipment. COSMED products include a full range of Spirometers, Pulmonary Function, Body Composition, Nutritional Assessment and Cardio Pulmonary Exercise systems, including Electrocardiographs, Ergometers and Assessment Software. COSMED solutions are aimed for either professional or medical use for many different applications like: Hospital, Clinics, Primary Care, University & Education in Human Physiology, Clinical Nutrition, Commercial Weight Management, Human Performance Centers, Sport Institutions and Health Club Industry. COSMED Headquarters are located in the province of Rome, Italy. COSMED has subsidiaries in the USA, China and Germany, and distributes its products internationally through a constantly growing distributor network covering more than 70 countries.