+ Site Statistics
+ Resolve Accession
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
Submit PDF Full TextSubmit PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Basal metabolic rate in human subjects migrating between tropical and temperate regions: a longitudinal study and review of previous work

, : Basal metabolic rate in human subjects migrating between tropical and temperate regions: a longitudinal study and review of previous work. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 47(10): 724-734

A review of the studies of basal metabolic rate (BMR) in human subjects migrating between tropical and temperate countries is presented. Such an analysis showed conflicting results of BMR in tropical migrants when expressed as BMR/kg/d. Much of this confusion may be attributable to experimental design and poor selection of subjects. A longitudinal study of BMR in 18-30-year-old males migrating for the first time from a tropical to a temperate country (the UK) was undertaken to address disparities seen in the earlier reviewed work. BMR was measured in tropical migrants and their temperate resident peers serially from 2 to 3 weeks post-migration to up to 6 months later, making advances on previous studies which did not measure BMR so promptly post-migration, or conduct serial measurements. The tropical migrants recruited in this investigation were of high socioeconomic status and well nourished. BMR/kg/d was similar in tropical migrants and temperate residents, there being no time trend in either group through the course of the study. The BMR of both groups was similar to that of populations born and resident in temperate regions, in contrast to the lower BMRs of born and resident tropical peoples reported in the literature. It is suggested that these lower BMRs are the result of a different relationship of BMR with body weight in individuals who are undernourished and/or of low socio-economic status, the corollary of which is a lower body weight, stature and body mass index.

(PDF 0-2 workdays service)

Order PDF Full Text


Click here to order any other PDF Full Text

Accession: 002308341

PMID: 8269887

PDF Full Text: Submit

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Other references

Liu, D. K.C.; Winslow, J. L.; Wojtowicz, J. M., 1999: The effect of circadian fluctuations of adenosine on synaptic transmission in rat hippocampal slices. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 25(1-2): 170

Schmalfeldt, M.; Dours-Zimmermann, M.T.; Winterhalter, K.H.; Zimmermann, D.R., 1998: Versican V2 is a major extracellular matrix component of the mature bovine brain. We have isolated and characterized the proteoglycan isoforms of versican from bovine brain extracts. Our approach included (i) cDNA cloning and sequencing of the entire open reading frame encoding the bovine versican splice variants; (ii) preparat...

Saxena, S. N.; Kaushik, N.; Sharma, R., 2008: Effect of abscisic acid and proline on in vitro flowering in Vigna aconitifolia. An experiment was taken up to find out possibilities of manipulating the in vitro flowering in moth bean. Abscisic acid (ABA) and proline both alone and in combination influenced days to flower induction, number of flowers per plant, number of pod...

Blader S.J.M., 1986: Feeding selectivity of a guild of piscivorous fish in mangrove areas of north west australia. Piscivorous fish are unusually abundant in mangrove creeks in the Dampier region of north-west Australia ('S.,'E.). Penetration of mangroves by predators is relevant to the role of such waters as nursery grounds....

Martorelli, S. R.; Etchegoin, J. A., 1996: Cercariae of the superfamily Opisthorchioidea in Heleobia conexa (Mollusca: Hydrobiidae) of the lagoon of Mar Chiquita. Cercariae of the superfamily Opisthorchioidea, one magnicaudate and 6 pleurolophocercous, are described and figured from the snail Heleobia conexa from the Mar Chiquita coastal lagoon (Buenos Aires, Argentina), connected to the South Atlantic Ocea...

Kheang, S.Ty.; Duong, S.; Olkkonen, A., 2011: Increasing access to early malaria diagnosis and prompted treatment in remote cambodian villages. Malaria poses a significant public health burden in the remote areas of western Cambodia, where access to health services and information is limited. Recognizing the potential of village malaria workers to reach these communities, the US Agency fo...

Lawson, S.R.; Li, Y.; Patton, J.B.; Langenhorst, R.J.; Sun, Z.; Jiang, Z.; Christopher-Hennings, J.; Nelson, E.A.; Knudsen, D.; Fang, Y.; Chang, K-Ok., 2012: Interleukin-1β expression by a recombinant porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. The cytokine interleukin 1 beta (IL-1?) is a potent inflammatory mediator in response to infection, and can be used as an immunological adjuvant. In this study, we constructed a recombinant porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (vP12...

Fukuda, Kazuhiko; Shoda, Takehiro; Morikawa, Hitoshi; Kato, Shigehisa; Mori, Kenjiro, 1997: Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase by the nociceptin receptor expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Activation of the nociceptin receptor stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells induced a transient mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation, via pertussis toxin-sensitive G-proteins. The nociceptin receptor-mediated MAPK activatio...

Bachy, A.; Hoestra, H., 1958: A contribution to the study of the Kaincope disease of the coconut in Togo. The Kaincope disease, known in Ghana as Cape St. Paul wilt, is compared with other coconut diseases of unknown origin. Two dwarf trees situated in an infected region have shown no symptoms but it is not yet known whether or not dwarfing is associa...

Cichocki, W., 1986: Some species of breeding birds in the Tatra National Park. Parki Narodowe I Rezerwaty Przyrody, 71: 57-62