Ability of the Harris Benedict formula to predict energy requirements differs with weight history and ethnicity.

Academic Article


  • The objective of this study was to assess the effects of weight history status and ethnicity on the ability of the Harris Benedict (HB) formula to: 1) predict measured resting energy expenditure (REE), and, 2) accurately estimate energy needs over a 2-week test period. Subjects were never-overweight (BMI
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  • Nutrition Research  Journal
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    Author List

  • Douglas CC; Lawrence JC; Bush NC; Oster RA; Gower BA; Darnell BE
  • Start Page

  • 194
  • End Page

  • 199
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 4