Effects of race, cigarette smoking, and use of contraceptive medications on resting energy expenditure in young women.

@article{Kimm2001EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of race, cigarette smoking, and use of contraceptive medications on resting energy expenditure in young women.},
  author={Sue Y. S. Kimm and Nancy W. Glynn and Christopher Eric Aston and Eric T. Poehlman and Stephen Robert Daniels},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={154 8},
  pages={
          718-24
        }
}
The prevalence of obesity is higher in Black women than in White women (JAMA 1994;272:205-11; Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1995;149:1085-91). Although it has been shown that Black women have a lower resting energy expenditure (REE), factors affecting REE remain unclear. This 1996-1997 study in Cincinnati, Ohio, assessed racial differences in REE and their determinants in a biracial cohort of 152 healthy young women aged 18-21 years. Two indirect calorimetric measurements were obtained during two… CONTINUE READING

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