Category Archives: Respiratory Exchange Ratio

Resting Metabolic Rate Increases With Body Weight

The resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the energy expended by the body at rest with the individual sitting or lying. In other words it is the energy required for normal metabolic and homeostatic regulation. The basal metabolic rate is similar … Continue reading

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Substrate Oxidation and Macronutrient Intake

Humans do not require carbohydrates because they are not essential dietary components and withdrawal from the diet causes no obvious effects. However, they are a preferred source of fuel for the brain, and skeletal muscles must oxidise glucose during exercise … Continue reading

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