Table 2

Estimation of Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and Total Energy Expenditure (TEE) using FAO tables
Men Women
BMRc BMRs PAL(*) BMRc BMRs PAL(*)
age Kcal Kcal/kg Kcal Kcal/kg
15-29 692.2 15.057 1.75 486.6 14.818 1.79
30-44 873.1 11.472 1.82 845.6 8.126 1.87
45-59 873.1 11.472 1.64 845.6 8.126 1.8
60-69 587.7 11.171 1.61 658.5 9.082 1.69
70-79 587.7 11.171 1.62 658.5 9.082 1.55
80+ 587.7 11.171 1.3 658.5 9.082 1.19

We extracted the following coefficients for our age-sex groups.

(*) For non overweight adults in USA.

The estimation of energy requirements of an individual is: <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/439/mathml/M6','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/439/mathml/M6">View MathML</a>

For a group of N individuals of the same age-sex group with a total biomass “B”, <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/439/mathml/M7','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/439/mathml/M7">View MathML</a>

If that same group had a biomass due to overweight (BMI > 25) of “B25”, the energy required to feed that biomass would be: <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/439/mathml/M8','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/439/mathml/M8">View MathML</a>

Walpole et al.

Walpole et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:439   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-439

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