Evolving concepts on adjusting human resting energy expenditure measurements for body size.

@article{Heymsfield2012EvolvingCO,
  title={Evolving concepts on adjusting human resting energy expenditure measurements for body size.},
  author={Steven B. Heymsfield and Diana W. Thomas and A Bosy-Westphal and Weisen Shen and C M Peterson and Manfred M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={1001-14}
}
Establishing if an adult's resting energy expenditure (REE) is high or low for their body size is a pervasive question in nutrition research. Early workers applied body mass and height as size measures and formulated the Surface Law and Kleiber's Law, although each has limitations when adjusting REE. Body composition methods introduced during the mid-20th century provided a new opportunity to identify metabolically homogeneous 'active' compartments. These compartments all show improved… CONTINUE READING