Resting energy expenditure and fat mass

Inter-individual variance in resting energy expenditure (REE) is important in interpreting (i.e. normalizing) or even predicting metabolic rate. Fat-free mass (FFM) explains 70-80 % of variance in REE. FFM is regarded as the metabolically active, oxygen-consuming body cell mass. By contrast, fat mass (FM) is the metabolically inert lipid compartment of the body. FM (in…

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