Laura Benezra

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The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the FitMate metabolic system (Cosmed, Rome, Italy) in measuring oxygen consumption and estimating resting metabolic rate (RMR). The FitMate is a new, small (20 x 24 cm) metabolic analyzer designed for measurement of oxygen consumption and energy expenditure during rest and exercise.(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the MedGem device to measure resting metabolic rate (RMR) in children. Subjects included 59 children (29 boys, 30 girls; mean age, 11.0 +/- 0.2 y). Subjects were given 4 RMR tests during 1 test session, cconsisting of 2 Douglas bag and 2 MedGem tests, in random counterbalanced order. No(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine if the food exchange system allows subjects' nutrient intake to remain at recommended levels during a weight-loss program. DESIGN Subjects in an intervention were prescribed an energy-restriction diet and exercise program lasting 32 weeks, and nutrient intake was measured prestudy and after 12, 16, and(More)
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