18 March 2016

Minimum Time to Achieve the Steady State and Optimum Abbreviated Period to Estimate the Resting Energy Expenditure by Indirect Calorimetry in Healthy Young Adults

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

indirect calorimetry

The Nutrition in Clinical Practice Journal published an interesting article on the optimum abbreviated period for measurement of indirect calorimetry.

This study aimed to determine the acclimation time required to achieve the REE steady state during a 30-minute IC measurement and to define the optimum abbreviated measurement period in the steady state to estimate the REE in healthy young adults.

The study findings confirm that "ten minutes can be used as an abbreviated alternative for IC measurements in healthy young adults, and values of the first 5-minute interval should be discarded".

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Minimum Time to Achieve the Steady State and Optimum Abbreviated Period to Estimate the Resting Energy Expenditure by Indirect Calorimetry in Healthy Young Adults"
- Authors: Borges JH, Langer RD, Cirolini VX, Páscoa MA, Guerra-Júnior G, Gonçalves EM - Growth and Development Laboratory, Center for Investigation in Pediatrics (CIPED), School of Medical Sciences (FCM), University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas-SP, Brazil
- Published in
:Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Feb 17.

The full study can be purchased at the following link: click here


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