Latest Basal metabolic rate Stories

2010-11-12 11:04:53

Equation for how much energy we use when walking discovered Any parent that takes their kid out for a walk knows that children tire more quickly than adults, but why is that? Do kids and small adults walk differently from taller people or do they tire faster for some other reason? Peter Weyand from Southern Methodist University, USA, is fascinated by the effect that body size has on physiological function. 'This goes back to Max Kleiber's work on resting metabolic rates for different sized...

2010-05-27 09:49:01

A new independent study of scientific research has revealed that, contrary to the widely held hypothesis, dietary sugars are not the driving factor behind rising body mass index (BMI) levels in children in Great Britain. The research paper, 'Trends in energy and sugar intakes and body mass index between 1983 and 1997 among children in Great Britain', which was conducted by independent consultant nutritionist Sigrid Gibson MA MSc RPHNutr, highlights that increased BMIs recorded in children are...

2010-02-03 13:37:01

Apparently, the mysterious "3/4 law of metabolism" -- proposed by Max Kleiber in 1932, printed in biology textbooks for decades, explained theoretically in Science in 1997 and described in a 2000 essay in Nature as "extended to all life forms" from bacteria to whales -- is just plain wrong. "Actually, it's two-thirds," says University of Vermont mathematician Peter Dodds. His paper3 in the January 29 edition of Physical Review Letters helps overturn almost eighty years of near-mystical belief...

2010-02-02 12:57:05

Weight-loss supplement burns as many calories as 20-minute walk A new weight-loss supplement tested by the University of Oklahoma Health and Exercise Science Department has the potential to burn as many calories as a 20-minute walk, according to Joel T. Cramer, assistant professor of exercise physiology. Cramer says General Nutrition Centers contracted with OU to test the weight-loss benefits of the nutritional supplement called the tri-pepper blend, which contains black pepper, caffeine and...

2007-06-12 15:00:12

Most of us know we should take more exercise. Things can get hazy when it comes to the details of what type of exercise, when it should be done and how long for. To support the Welsh Assembly's Climbing Higher strategy to get more of us more active, the Sports Council for Wales has devised a quiz to help people brush up on exercise knowledge. Test yourself with the Sports Council for Wales' fitness quiz below to help concentrate the mind the next time the biscuit tin calls 1. The...

2004-12-01 09:00:08

GOLDEN, Colo., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealtheTech, Inc. , a Colorado-based company that develops and markets technologically advanced and proprietary handheld medical and commercial devices and software for the measurement of metabolism and nutrition monitoring, announced today that Equinox Fitness, with 17 clubs in New York and others opening in California and Illinois in 2005, has selected the BodyGem(R) device as a key component of the company's new nutrition and fitness...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.