Low resting metabolic rate as a risk factor for weight gain: role of the sympathetic nervous system.

@article{Ravussin1995LowRM,
  title={Low resting metabolic rate as a risk factor for weight gain: role of the sympathetic nervous system.},
  author={Eric Ravussin},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 Suppl 7},
  pages={S8-S9}
}
  • Eric Ravussin
  • Published 1995 in
    International journal of obesity and related…
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) comprises 50-80% of daily energy expenditure, and is highly variable between subjects even after adjusting for body weight and body composition. RMR is believed to be genetically determined. Individuals with a low RMR for a given body size are at higher risk of significant weight gain, relative to those with a high RMR. Studies in Caucasians indicate that sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity is related to the three major components of energy expenditure: RMR… CONTINUE READING

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