Are the equations published in literature for predicting resting metabolic rate accurate for use in the elderly?

@article{Lhrmann2004AreTE,
  title={Are the equations published in literature for predicting resting metabolic rate accurate for use in the elderly?},
  author={Petra Maria L{\"u}hrmann and M Neuh{\"a}euser Berthold},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={144-9}
}
PURPOSE Equations published in literature for predicting resting metabolic rate (RMR) in older individuals were derived from studies with small samples of this age group or extrapolated from data of younger adults. The aim of the present investigation was therefore to validate various predictive equations by comparing calculated RMR with measured RMR in a large group of elderly subjects. SUBJECTS AND METHODS RMR was measured by indirect calorimetry after an overnight fast in 225 female (age… CONTINUE READING