Basal metabolic rate, a medition without adequate foundation? Review article
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Basal metabolism
energy metabolism
diabetes mellitus

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Sánchez, P. E., Polanco, J. P., & Rosero, R. J. (2020). Basal metabolic rate, a medition without adequate foundation? Review article. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 7(1), 30–36.


The energy necessary for the regulation of physiological functions depends on the balance between the contribution and energy expenditure. An imbalance between these conditions, where consumption is favored over expenditure, leads to increased reserve, which in turn favors hyperplasia and hyperplasia of adipose tissue, as a form of energy reservoir. In view of the above, an attempt has been made to continuously search for the use of formulas for the calculation of the basal metabolic rate for the consideration of energy intake and, therefore, the prescription of food. However, these formulations have not always been evaluated or validated for all populations and less in obesity, which coincidentally is the population where they are most used in clinical practice, and in addition to little knowledge in medicine and greater application by nutrition. The purpose of the article is to review the elements that make up the TMB calculation forum and the study population to demonstrate the usability of these formulas in clinical practice.
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