Indirect calorimetry and nutritional problems in clinical practice

  title={Indirect calorimetry and nutritional problems in clinical practice},
  author={Alberto Battezzati and Raffaella Vigan{\`o}},
  journal={Acta Diabetologica},
Indirect calorimetry is a simple and affordable tool for measuring energy expenditure and for quantifying the utilization of macronutrients. Its use is becoming increasingly widespread, but it is necessary to know its methodological features and its theoretical and practical limitations. Indirect calorimetry measures the rate of resting energy expenditure (REE), the major component of the total daily energy expenditure. Thus, indirect calorimetry reliably estimates the individual energy needs… CONTINUE READING


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