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Metabolic equivalent measurement

Known as: Metabolic Equivalent, Metabolic Equivalents 
A measurement of OXYGEN uptake in a sitting, resting person (resting oxygen consumption), varying with age, sex, race, and other factors. In normal… Expand
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Review
2012
Review
2012
Technology linked with reduced physical activity (PA) in occupational work, home/domestic work, and travel and increased… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
CONTEXT Epidemiological studies have indicated an inverse association between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and coronary heart… Expand
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Review
2007
Review
2007
Habitual physical activity reduces coronary heart disease events, but vigorous activity can also acutely and transiently increase… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Background—Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women and accounts for more than half of their deaths… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND Exercise capacity is known to be an important prognostic factor in patients with cardiovascular disease, but it is… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND The role of walking, as compared with vigorous exercise, in the prevention of cardiovascular disease remains… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND Physical activity declines during adolescence, but the underlying reasons remain unknown. METHODS We prospectively… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
BACKGROUND Recent trends toward increasing physical exercise, stopping cigarette smoking, and avoiding obesity may increase… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
BACKGROUND Despite anecdotal evidence suggesting that heavy physical exertion can trigger the onset of acute myocardial… Expand
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Review
1990
Review
1990
One metabolic equivalent (MET) is defined as the amount of oxygen consumed while sitting at rest and is equal to 3.5 ml O2 per kg… Expand
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