resting metabolic rate

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rest·ing met·a·bol·ic rate

(RMR) (rest'ing met'ă-bol'ik rāt)
Minimum number of calories needed to support basic functions, including breathing and circulation.
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"It has previously been demonstrated that acute starvation causes an increase in resting metabolic rate, leading to the possibility that the same phenomenon may also occur in the context of intermittent fasting in Ramadan.
During the four-hour infusion period, the average resting metabolic rate was lower in the INS trial (3.87 [+ or -] 0.17 kJ/min) when compared to that in the CON trial (4.39 [+ or -] 0.30 kJ/min) (P <0.05, Table 2).
Cerasola, "A low resting metabolic rate is associated with metabolic syndrome," Clinical Nutrition, vol.
"Despite regaining a substantial amount of weight six years after the competition, their resting metabolic rate did not increase," says Fothergill.
"This is unexpected and highly interesting as in previous normal 'healthy' active male v female studies, males have significantly higher resting metabolic rate than females even when weight differences have been calculated for," said Wilson, who suggests the most likely explanation is that, having significantly more mounts, male jockeys are more likely to engage in unhealthy practices such as fasting and food deprivation.
At all visits, weight, body composition, heart rate, and resting metabolic rate were assessed.
Stuart used a body composition scan to analyse his lean mass and fat mass; had a resting metabolic rate assessment to assess his exact daily calorie requirements and also had a Dexa Health VO2 test (exercise fitness test).
Elevated post-exercise oxygen consumption is measured immediately and not, as with resting metabolic rate, after an overnight fast and 8 hours of sleep.
She includes helpful tips on everything from ways to boost your calcium intake, to health-friendly menu items, to the resting metabolic rate of organs (with the liver consuming almost a third of the calories needed), and the "red-flag" personality traits of those with eating disorders and food obsessions.
Loss of lean body mass leads to a decrease in resting metabolic rate, or the calories that someone burns at rest, and also contributes to weight gain."