REE-Mifflin St.Jeor equation, Total EE, Physical Activity Level (PAL)

Measure Definition:

Energy expenditure can be estimated by measuring macronutrient or oxygen consumption, or heat production or carbon dioxide production. Most measurement approaches in use today involve the measurement of oxygen consumption and/or production of carbon dioxide via indirect calorimetry.


Energy Expenditure

Construct Definition (and Source):

A measurement of the amount of energy used to carry out a physiological or physcial function. (NCI)

Selected References

Citation PubMed ID

Mifflin M, St. Jeor S, Hill L, Scott B, Daugherty S, Koh Y. A new predictive equation for resting energy expenditure in healthy individuals. Am J Clin Nutr 1990;51:241-247.