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Title Information needed to assess individual energy requirements
Description Review of methods of assessment for individuals energy requirements
Creation Date 20 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Ideally, daily energy expenditure in the human body should closely match that of food intake. Assessment of the energy status could either be carried out by measuring the calorific intake of the food imbibed or by measurements of the energy expended. In practice it has been found to be more practical to adopt the latter approach. For a large population sample the following two concepts help predict the average daily energy requirements for an individual: BMR and PAL.
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