14 March 2017
Energy Expenditure in the Immediate Postpartum Period: Indirect Calorimetry Versus Predictive Equations
A new study on the Nutrition Journal analyzes the accuracy of predictive equations to estimate energy expenditure in postpartum women.
The study aimed to evaluate the resting energy expenditure (REE) of postpartum women by indirect calorimetry (IC) and provide the most appropriate predictive equations to estimate it. REE of 79 women in a maternity unit of a Brazilian city hospital was measured by Indirect Calorimetry and predicted using eight equations.
"All predictive equations showed low agreement and accuracy, and, in most cases, the results were overestimated".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Energy Expenditure in the Immediate Postpartum Period: Indirect Calorimetry Versus Predictive Equations"
- Authors: Taciana Maia de Sousa, Tatiani Uceli Maioli, Ana Luiza Soares dos Santos, Luana Caroline dos Santos
- Published in: Nutrition Journal - 27 February 2017
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