Effect of age on body composition and resting metabolic rate.

@article{Fukagawa1990EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age on body composition and resting metabolic rate.},
  author={Naomi K Fukagawa and Linda G. Bandini and James B. De Young},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={259 2 Pt 1},
  pages={E233-8}
}
The relationship between fat-free mass (FFM) and resting metabolic rate (RMR) was compared in young men (n = 24; age 18-33 yr), old men (n = 24; 69-89 yr), and old women (n = 20; 67-75 yr). Body composition was assessed using anthropometry, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and isotope dilution with 18O-labeled water. RMR was measured at least twice using an open-circuit indirect calorimetry system with a ventilated hood. The results indicate that the different methods for assessing body… CONTINUE READING