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Calculates daily energy expenditure.
Note: The BEE must be multiplied by activity and stress factors to calculate total caloric requirement.
Men's Basal Energy Expenditure = 66.5 + (13.75 x Wt in kg) + (5.003 x Ht in cm) - (Age * 6.775)
Women's Basal Energy Expenditure = 655.1 + (9.563 x Wt in kg) + (1.850 x Ht in cm) - (Age * 4.676)
Harris Benedict Adjustment
J. P. Flatt, PhD, is a professor emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Massachusetts. His research focuses on metabolic processes of fat breakdown, obesity and physical activity.
To view Dr. Flatt's publications, visit PubMed