14 Marzo 2014

Indirect calorimetry in the assessment of the energy requirement in overweight and obese women

Posted in Fitmate, Scientific

indirect calorimetry

A new study from the Polish Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS – SGGW) assesses the validity of Fitmate PRO in measuring energy expenditure at rest of obese women.

The aim of the analysis was to present the possibilities of using the Fitmate PRO monitor in the assessment of resting metabolic rate and basal energy expenditure with a method of indirect calorimetry in a group of 91 overweight and obese women in various age.

The study concludes that "The Fitmate PRO monitor may be a valuable tool in everyday dietetic practice to assess the basal energy expenditure with method of indirect calorimetry in a group of overweight and obese women".

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Indirect calorimetry in the assessment of the energy requirement in overweight and obese women"
- Authors
: Ewa Lange, Dominika Głąbska, Dariusz Włodarek - Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS – SGGW)
- Published in
:Advances in Science and Technology Research Journal Volume 7, No. 20, Dec. 2013, pp. 91–97

The scientific article can be downloaded at the following link: click here


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